Hey! I love the link system and think it’s super cool. The Rackbrutes are some of the best value out there and quite unique in their approach.
That said, I feel there are some missed opportunities here. I would love to see the following:
- Ability to purchase individual components. That is new end cheeks, the actual link hardware to install on custom rack builds, rust the aluminum bar that comes with the Rackbrutes, just the Rackbrutes themselves…
For example right now if you want to build a 2x 6U there is no way to do so without ending up with an extra joiner bar. Then what can you do with that extra joiner bar? Basically nothing because you can’t buy the link locks separately in order to customize a DIY case, build a stand for some tabletop gear, or whatever you might want.
- Sell the cheeks in interesting variations. How about a cheek that has 2 locks on it? How about a short bar and a 1U brute so you can add a 1U row atop your 6U? Minibrute 2s on the bottom, 6U above it, and 1U above that! Beautiful. Hell it’s sturdy enough you could throw 3U up top. Of course this could disrupt the foldability of the system but it’d be worth it.
Or how about a cheek that lets you side mount the power switch? Or a cheek that has mults and other utilities.
- The Rackbrutes bag was great. I was an early adopter (actually paid full price for the floor model at the local store the day the floor model went out because it’s all they had.) Had I waited a year or so I could have paid just a little more for an MB2S + Rackbrute 6U and that awesome gig bag. I missed out on the gig bag and now it’s been unavailable for years. Why? I would love to still be able to buy one. The Minibrute 2/S/Rackbrute is still only a few years old but it feels like it’s been abandoned for a long time now. The bags were great, the product is still good, the Brute Link system is unique so why not still sell the unique bags that support them? I feel like that should not have been a free bonus for late adopters but a proper product that is available for purchase.
Anyone have other ideas/dreams for the link system and the Minibrute2/S/Rackbrute ecosystem?