I delived a Lion to Andrew yesterday he has everything set up to go as soon as his BMC is delivered. This is the first Lion from the lastest batch. Though we always do your best, this now fulfills Lion's potential, and it is a completely solid foundation to build off of. Here are the up dates.
We have added these two 1/4 - 20 female mounting points for a locking hinge which holds a cheese plate for a V-mount or Anton Bauer Battery plate. The idea behind the locking hinge is that you swing the battery out to quickly adjust the counter balance. I will have pictures of the prototype soon, all of the Lion's will be set up this way from now on. The power distro. will have two quad P-Taps one on top of the mag and one right behind the camera a configuration suggested by Matt Workman. The one difference is that they will run parallel along the length of the Lion.
The Lion is now finished with Tried and True Original Wood Finish, I love the results. It is highly polymerized linseed oil combined with beeswax, and completely nontoxic.
Aside from the Mas Epoxy connection which as a Tensile Strength: 6,7000 psi the nose mount has two set screws we really wanted to make sure that this point would not fail.
The rods are now flush with the bottom of the Lion's "L" not a advantage for the BMC but we wanted the C300 owners to be able to push their cameras all the way back, no one had a issue but it will improved the balance and I think is will look much tighter. The rods now run all the way through and are cut when the 10 degree angle for the front of the shoulder is sawed. This greatly increases strength at the thinnest part of the rig and doubles the surface area where the aluminum, Mas Epoxy and wood meet.
To anyone out there who has already bought a Lion, contact me and and I will update or replace your Lion free of charge (excluding shipping).