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Nice But Not So Tough
on June 8, 2013
I bought a Grenade Grip and it snapped in two where the blue plastic meets the black rubber grip. However, it works well and looks good and will not break under normal use. It is very light and footage will often still be shakey unless you brace your gripping hand with your other hand like holding a handgun.
I thought the entire handle was constructed of the blue plastic in one piece with the rubber grip slipped over it, but in fact there is a hollow clear plastic core which is pretty brittle and the blue plastic mount and the black rubber handle are both sleeved over it. I have since re-bonded the clear plastic where it snapped with epoxy and it's holding well. I just make sure I always use a quality lanyard. I broke it because I tossed it into my dive gear bag and the airport ground staff probably dropped/ tossed the bag and something heavy in the bag landed on it. I give it 3 stars because I expect more robust construction for the price.
So, bottom line is it is not as sturdy as it appears but works well with a solid, comfy grip. Just pack it with your camera gear.
Also, if you dive with it water will get trapped in the hollow core and is somewhat difficult to get out of the tiny hole on the bottom of the rubber grip. I made the hole larger and drilled an additional drain hole on the side of the grip near the bottom.