Designed in MN, made in CA
A black walnut endcap being installed at our shop
Each Trost slider is assembled, calibrated, and tested by hand. Although we depend on high-precision machining, a slider is only considered to be finished if it feels right during hands-on testing. Our design team in Minnesota works with local and California-based manufacturers.
Steel on steel movement
A single Trost wheel can support more than most sliders
The strength and precision of Trost sliders is partly due to the use of steel rolling components. Steel wheels paired with a steel track surface creates a smooth, precise motion that you can immediately feel. Each wheel is rated to support 141 pounds of axial load – more than what most sliders can support in total. The extraordinary strength of these steel components keeps the sliders running at full precision after periods of heavy use.
A Trost slider weighing 18lbs can support a camera rig weighing 560lbs with precise camera motion and zero observable deflection of the rail. It is also designed to be used actively, in real-world shooting environments. There are no fiddly belts, buttons, or plastic bits that will snap off or fail. When you receive your Trost, you will notice that there is very little packing material – this is because it’s very hard to break a Trost slider.
Designed to be serviced
In a rental environment, it is advantageous for gear to be easily serviceable. With this in mind, we designed Trost sliders to be entirely serviceable by rental houses or owner-operators. With a 2mm and 3mm wrench, you can disassemble the slider entirely, and any part can be easily replaced.