Called him. Cost was 2850 plus shipping. Shipping out to me is something like $800 from Tennessee.
Looks like I'm waiting for rogues monolift attachment.
I have a monolift attachment from Crepensik (sp?) and while it's sturdy enough, it's not at all like a real mono.
If you're looking to replicate a mono there really isn't any other substitution than a legit mono.
I'd also add, it's not worth getting a crap one on. Sucky monos are wobbly, don't operate smoothly and a pain in the neck. Get a good one.
A lot of my equipment I saved up for each month until I could afford it. Some things are just better off done right.
Would be slightly cheaper to get it from EliteFTS including the shipping http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...id=114&pid=194 Plus you could wait out a sale and get a discount. I agree with Trav, if you go cheap on some things you will be sad you did.