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Q: What is the difference between the two BlackRapid women's straps, the Kick and the Elle?

Nov 07, 2013 By BlackRapid | Category: FAQs

A: Although the Kick and the Elle are offered at the same great price, there are a few things that make them uniquely different from one another. The Kick has a wider and thicker shoulder pad with a built in curve that literally kicks the webbing into the center of the chest providing an ergonomic fit for women.  A key feature of the Kick is the buckle in the back, which makes the strap compatible with our MOD attachments.

The Elle has a narrow shoulder pad that extends down the center of the body, which also provides a comfortable ergonomic fit. The shoulder pad on the Kick is shorter than the Elle, making it compatible with the underarm Brad where as the Elle is not.  Additionally, the Elle provides two print options, Floral and Ballistic Black.

All in all, both are great straps and making a choice between the two is completely up to personal preference.

Reflections on Oaxaca

Nov 06, 2013 Category: Travel

As I write this, I’ve just returned from an amazing, exhausting and exhilarating adventure in Oaxaca, Mexico for the Day of the Dead celebrations.  Organized by Jeffrey Chapman, of Within The Frame Adventures, we were lucky to have David Duchemin along for inspiration.  What made this trip, for me, was the incredible group of diverse talents that we had on this journey.  Ten creatives all bound by their love of craft.  Two talented

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New York Building Old with New

Nov 02, 2013 By Ron Henry | Category: Travel

New York Cities Ground Zero, site of the Sept 11th attacks. Through the streets of old with its vast history a new tower appears, reflecting cloudy sky’s and possibly ourselves as Americans standing on the horizon - i had mixed feelings as i stood there but walked away with only more questions: why and really who we are as Americans and how do we reflect ourselves to the rest of the world.