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    Tripod bag/case for Ries Model-A w/ head, any suggestions?

    I'm having to check my Ries Model-A tripod w/ head on the airplane this summer when going to Iceland. I'm in need of a soft shell case or bag to put the tripod in. The length is 45" long by 6"x6" about.

    Ries tripods mades their bags for this tripod...but they are nearly $250.00 dollars!

    Any suggestions would be great.

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    TripodBag

    Although I don't own a Ries, I put my tripod in one of thoughs bags that folding chairs come in. You know the ones that every soccer Mom carries around all summer. Bag with chair about $25.00.

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    Maybe check into a used golf bag or case from Goodwill. Wrap your tripod in bubble wrap and stuff it in there. It wouldn't look out of the ordinary.
    I picked up some thin wall 6" PVC pipe special order from home depot. I lined the contact points with foam padding and you should be able to get pvc end caps as well. Line those with foam and you've got a very sturdy case.
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    There is a reason Ries tripod bags are expensive. They are made very very well, with a great liner. I use one for my A100 tripod with double tilt head. Has never let me down.

    But I DO feel your pain!

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    Ryan, try to locate one of the ABS golf bags (not really a bag but a case) used to ship clubs on a plane. These can be picked up for less $100 and will do a great job of protecting the tripod. The other thing, many airlines do not charge extra for sporting equipment and that is what the tripod will look like. Have fun!!

    p.s. if I find a link will add it here later.

    OK here is one for $60 USD
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    Ryan check out the local fish & game/hunting stores...they have tubes for multiple rods that are hard cased and (I think) they looked like they'll fit an A series..

    And around $60-75.00 if I remember
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    If you want to go cheap, try a length of PVC pipe with screw caps at each end. Any plumbing supplies store should be able to help.
    Last edited by livemoa; 05-16-2006 at 01:55 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Or just get a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod.
    I just want to feel nostalgic like I used to.


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    I bought one of these for my Majestic Tripod. Heavy duty and padded. I'm most happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Or just get a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod.
    Clay does Gitzo make a model that will hold a "heavy camera" say 30 to 35 lbs?

    Thanks

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