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    Lightweight tripod no likey tile floor.

    My Slik Sprint Pro, although being a very nice and recommendable 2 lb travel tripod, does not like slick tile floors being that the legs like to splay out. So it is now time to drop even more money into my hobby and I am looking for a $100 new or used model of approx 4 lb weight that approaches 5ft unextended. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider
    My Slik Sprint Pro, although being a very nice and recommendable 2 lb travel tripod, does not like slick tile floors being that the legs like to splay out. So it is now time to drop even more money into my hobby and I am looking for a $100 new or used model of approx 4 lb weight that approaches 5ft unextended. Any ideas?
    A Bogen 3021 is $140 new, used usually less than $100.00
    A used tiltall runs around $60-100.00
    A used Gitzo Mountaineer/explorer.

    Knowing your capacity requirements would help.
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    The standard workarounds are to put strong string round the three legs or to lay a towel or somesuch on the slippery floor.

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    aren't there triangular gizmos with a place to stick each leg of the tripod and wheels underneath -- sorta like a dolly for a tripod? If you put a couple of heavy paving stones on such a thing I'd suspect it'd be a budget-friendly solution. Heck -- you could just cut out a triangle of half-inch plywood, put thick moulding around the border and screw in three heavy duty casters on the bottom. (sorry... couldn't get spell check to work for some reason, and re-edit didn't present the spell check choice.)



 

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