The chainpod works very well, I learned about it from the movie industry long
before "Steady Cam" and such. If using the black rope modification don't use
nylon (boat) rope, it stretches much like a bungee cord. Chain though different from what rbarker shows in his excellent photo was my choice, all available from the local hardware store. I had not thought of this idea in a long time, rbarker thanks for the post as well as the reminder.