Arpangel wrote:These Schoeps CCM's have little adaptors, they are very fragile if you try and contort them too far, in fact, they aren’t ideal unless you use them in a very stable situation. You know the ones? The SGC clamps, they clip over the bit where the cable enters the mic. I’ve actually broke one and you have to be very careful.
The Rycote Invision series look good, I’ll just have to get a couple of those.
The original SGCs are quite easy to break as the plastic can be rather brittle especially as they age but the latest ones are made of a different, softer, plastic (maybe Hytrel) which is all but impossible to break in normal use (you could probably melt it but I've trodden on one with no ill effects).
For more gorilla-like handling, they do a metal version, the SGCM
but they're comparatively expensive and for day to day use I'd say that the Rycote Invision mounts are better value and offer the useful bonus of very effective shock mounting which the SGC/Ms don't do. For me, the SGC/Ms only really come into use when I need a super low visual profile.