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Everyday Tripod Alternative

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:17 pm

Stable, light weight alternative for those who do not want to lug around a heavy
brick tripod but would like something more stable that a mini tripod.
Check it out: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/gear-news/ ... 11460.html
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Re: Everyday Tripod Alternative

Postby fishmonger » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:17 pm

this is pretty trick and beats my home made tent pole tripod. I'll have to think this through, but if one could use a stick as the third leg, or just lean against a rock, all it takes is some easily adjusted hiking poles to get a tripod set up in most places without carrying one.

Thing is, my carbon poles don't adjust easily, and my ski touring flip-lock poles are darn heavy... but my carbon tripod with ballhead is 3 pounds so there's quite some savings. Probably the ideal setup for something like a Muir Trail where I usually ditch the tripod.
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Re: Everyday Tripod Alternative

Postby oldhikerQ » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:05 am

Thanks for sharing. I think that you may have finally found my backpacking tripod.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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