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3 New Models of Black Rapid Camera Straps

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Three New Models Added to the Revolutionary Line of Black Rapid Camera Straps

TORONTO, ON., March 22, 2011 – Gentec International is pleased to announce the addition of three new Black Rapid camera straps, each built for speed using Black Rapid’s revolutionary design that allows your camera to glide smoothly up the strap from its upside-down resting position.

RS-Sport Strap
The RS-Sport will keep your gear safe and steady in even the most strenuous situations. With its sturdy extra-wide ergonomic pad and under-arm safety tether, the RS-Sport isn’t going anywhere, even if you are. And, like all R-Straps, the RS-Sport is lightweight, low-profile, and quick on the draw. The suggested retail price of the RS-Sport is CAD $99.99.

RS-W1B Women’s Strap
Designed by women for women to ensure a perfect fit, the RS-W1B features a curved ergonomic pad made from durable ballistic fabric. Similar to the original RS-W1 women’s strap, the new ballistic nylon version provides comfort, speed, and durability, along with graceful styling. It has a suggested retail price of CAD $89.99.

RS DR-2 Double Strap
The new RS DR-2 is a slim version of the RS DR-1 double strap, perfect for those looking for a smaller two-camera system. You can also detach a strap and use it as a single R-Strap. Ergonomic and sleek, the new double strap works with Black Rapid’s MODS system of attachments so you can customize your strap to suit your needs. Made of durable, high-quality, ballistic nylon, the RS DR-2 fits both men and women and has a suggested retail price of CAD $169.99.

About Black Rapid’s R-Strap System
Black Rapid’s revolutionary R-Strap camera strap is worn diagonally across the torso from shoulder to hip and is adjustable to fit most photographers. The pad has a mesh underside for comfort and breathability. The locking FastenR connects the R-Strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at your side or in the small of your back, with the lens pointing behind you. When you’re ready to take a shot, the camera quickly glides up the strap into shooting position.

To see the Black Rapid R-Strap system in action, watch the demonstration video at (search “Black Rapid” then click “Videos”).

About Gentec International
Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers prominent brand names such as Optex, Sigma, Velbon, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, Roots, iQ, SanDisk, Sunpak, Bushnell, Tasco, Zeiss, Remington Clothing, Planet Wireless, Energy, Sony, Electrohome, Prolink, Klipsch, Mirage, Jamo, Stinger, and Phoenix Gold.