Float Arms for Ikelite

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Float Arms for Ikelite

Post by dphershman » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:46 am

Anyone have any suggestions on adding floats to a pair of Ikelite strobe arms? There seem to be a number of options out there, from $ to $$$$, so I'm curious if anyone has some practical experience to share.

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Re: Float Arms for Ikelite

Post by Gdog » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:16 am

https://www.opticaloceansales.com/#/product/572
Works great for me! I have ultralight arms. There is a jumbo set also. Easy to install, remove, and easy to trim for buoyancy. Also very affordable.

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Re: Float Arms for Ikelite

Post by Furnari » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:01 pm

I'm a bowhunter, and I noticed that the blocks of foam my local archery shop sells for use in my arrow quiver were pretty similar to what comes in UW photography floats; if anything, it's a little bit more durable. The ones I've installed on my strobe arms have lasted a few years with no signs of deterioration. I bought a block last weekend for it's intended purpose, and I think I gave all of $3.00 for it.

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Re: Float Arms for Ikelite

Post by Gdog » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:52 pm

Furnari wrote:I'm a bowhunter, and I noticed that the blocks of foam my local archery shop sells for use in my arrow quiver were pretty similar to what comes in UW photography floats; if anything, it's a little bit more durable. The ones I've installed on my strobe arms have lasted a few years with no signs of deterioration. I bought a block last weekend for it's intended purpose, and I think I gave all of $3.00 for it.

Great tip!

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