In the below video I try and reduce the weight and friction being applied to my Kamerar Slider Dolly SD-1 by purchasing a lighter ball head than the one I was first using. Enter the Joby BH1 Ball Head. This ball head normally sits atop the Gorillapod DSLR Zoom but I thought it would be a lightweight solution to help reduce drag for my friction slider. It definitely improved the glide motion!
Now, a friction slider doesn’t beat a ball bearing slider for fluidity, but this Kamerar is like 1/4th the price of even the cheapest ball bearing sliders. So if you’re on a budget and want to try out some slider and dolly shots, this Kamerar Joby combo is a winner.