Wieldy Stabilizer Available Again

Out of stock previously, that new carbon fiber Wieldy Stabilizer I posted an article about (found here) a few weeks ago has listed a few more in stock. News update, I received my unit in also and this thing was really modeled after the Glidecam HD stabilizers. Check out the photo below showing the counterweights. One is the Wieldy and the other is for the Glidecam - dead on exact same shape and the holes line up perfectly on my Glidecam.

Wieldy Weights

Build quality is good although there were a few loose screws when mine arrived that I needed to tighten up before flying around. The sled is almost exactly the same also, but the Wieldy is using a thinner sled plate which I could easily bend by hand if I really wanted to. The Gimbal adjustment works great and I was able to reposition it so I can fly my camera upside down, something I can't easily do with the Glidecam without the handle hitting the stage.

Wieldy Stabilizer Carbon

Balancing was very quick for me since it has the same fine tuning knobs that the more expensive Glidecam offers, so I was very familiar. FThis stabilizer can be compared to either the larger $570 Glidecam HD4000 (seen here) or smaller Glidecam HD2000 (seen here). The HD2000 will already run you about $500 dollars, while this Carbon Wieldy Stabilizer runs for about $300 bucks. Additional information, photos, and video examples of the Carbon Wieldy Stabilizer in use can be seen following the link to the product page via eBay (Click Here).

Wieldy Iron Triangle DV Pro Stabilizer
find-price-button Wieldy DV Pro Iron Triangle Stabilizer

[Update] You can also find the Wieldy bundled with a dual arm stabilizer from another seller. The vest offered is different than the one I posted about earlier, and it's available with different stabilizers. A few listings from this seller show the dual arm vest bundled with this same Wieldy Carbon Fiber stabilizer.

Wieldy Carbon Dual Arm VestWieldy
find-price-button Dual Arm Support Vest with Carbon Stabilizer


62 thoughts on “Wieldy Stabilizer Available Again

  1. Hi, I bought one of these a while ago having watched your excellent review, it's not a bad unit - although I haven't used a Steadicam so i can't really compare. My question is: can you fit a monitor and battery holder to the base? I've looked around quite a lot, so far with no luck. It's the only thing that's letting me (and it) down at the moment. Thanks for your help.

  2. Jonas

    Does anyone know how to fit an arca swiss release clamp here? The clamps I have won't fit since the screw would hit the attachment base of the wieldy.

  3. Hi Guys,
    Anybody tell me if the Wieldy Arm/Vest is silent when flying? I'll be recording audio as well as video so I need absolute silent operation from the Wiedly setup

  4. @Emm

    Thanks. Not sure why I didn't get a reply email when you responded, or if that is supposed to happen. Anyhow I thought i'd just come in to see about getting it stabilized and saw your response which is comforting.

    Again, thanks.

  5. Emm

    Post author

    @Fidel - My screws where the weights go are a black finish also (not metal), and as far as I know, there is not another copy of this wieldy vest. They often rebrand these things and sell them for various prices. It's probably the same thing I have.

  6. Emm,

    I just ordered one and received it today. I'm unsure of its validity since the wieldy brand isn't on the post, but I see the brand on the knobs and in the front of the "top plate". Being that this is my first stabilizer, I don't really have reference. In your opinion, should I be concerned? Not like i'd hold you accountable, but would like your opinion.

    As well, the screws on the bottom(where the weights go) are black opposed to the 'metal' finish. It appears right, but purchasing from china can be tricky with knock offs of knock offs present.

    Anyhow, I appreciate any response. Thanks for continuing this site and providing us with valuable information.

  7. Emm

    Post author

    @Zhen Jie - It is not large enough, but I don't see why you can't drill it to make it larger.

  8. Zhen Jie

    Can anyone who has the stabilizer tell me whether the mounting plate can fit a 3/8" screw through it? it's for the manfrotto QR adapter that I need to secure it too.

  9. Paul Abrahams

    Wieldy Stabilizer & Vest arrived today and took about 4 days to get here in Australia. Even though I ordered a few days apart both were shipped together. Good job. Packaged well for the journey and its looks like customs had a good look at the box containing the Arm Vest. They probably thought it was a weapon...lol

    The Arm Vest is just like in the video, a mix of velcro & buckles. Can be adjusted to suit. The arm is the double length arm with a single spring. I put the Stabilizer together and put on my canon 60D + 17-55mm lens. I've never flown or seen a stabilizer and without any written instructions it took me a few hours to get it close enough to balance and hold.

    I'm going to do some research and make sure I have the gimble and other items in the right place. Seems to be working but I did need to make adjustments to the base plate to get it sitting right to balance my above set up. Once I got that close I noticed the micro adjustments (if you can call them that) front to back are good. The left to right however has less adjustment. I don't have another stabilizer to compare but I think its well made.

    Its going to take me a while to pull off any worth while shots... lol but like most new skills it takes a while to get used to it and to gain muscle memory. (like playing guitar or driving a car)

    The Arm vest feels like it would work even better with a slightly heavier setup. I have it set just about on the springs loosest setting. I may try adding some weight to the stabilizer. I also need to work out the best way to go from the Wieldy to tripod or hand held, QR plate perhaps?

    All in all for the price, I think its a great starter fly kit. I tried the flyer on the vest and walked around for a few minutes here and there taking it off and adjusting. My lower back started to hurt as all of the weight is on the front. Part of that was me letting the camera move out too far from my body.

    By flying, I mean just around the house wondering how the hell guys get these things to behave!

    I ordered the Bag as well, which can carry the Arm Vest, Stabilizer and bunch of other gear. Its a large bag.

    I was seriously considering the Merlin Pilot but right now I'm happy to train on the Wieldy and see how much I like or need this look in my videos.

    If you have any questions I'll do my best to answer.

    Btw: orpheus_c (frederic) on ebay was great to deal with, he even refunded me about $18 as the postage cost worked out a little cheaper than first calculated.

  10. Paul Abrahams

    @emm I messaged Frederic on ebay and spoke about the Wieldy products in the videos we have all seen. Thats the Vest he offered me and fingers crossed, thats what I get...lol In those videos its the single arm vest.

    Soon find out :-)

  11. Paul Abrahams

    I ordered through Orpheus_c on ebay who has the youtube channel under name Cheung Frederic? I bought the Wieldy Stabilizer from his ebay store and then the 1.5k-5k Single Arm Vest Direct using paypal.

    @mad It does look very similar to the one you are referring to. It wouldn't surprise me if its the same manufacturer.

    I was very impressed with the footage those guys were getting, as good as any I've seen around. I'm hoping I've made the right decision and I can get similar results.

  12. mad

    @Paul Abrahams, did you end up buying through ebay?

    what was the guys ebay name that you were dealing with? i too got offered a vest, stabilizer and double arm direct through paypal. i asked what brand was the vest and the guy sent me a pic saying Wieldy. the vest had the Wieldy brand on it but i noticed it looked exactly like the one in this ebay listing...


    when i brought this to the guys attention he replied "that guy is funny. always steals other guys pictures."


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