Ha! Around here in the Spring I've had sudden gusts of wind pick up my whole 8x10 and big wooden Ries tripod just like a kite and toss it
fifteen yards of so. I'm just lucky it's never had a hard landing yet. The compendium lenshade is probably what has prevented the lenses
from ever getting damaged. All it takes is moment for either the wind to cause a problem, or for things to settle enough to get the shot. But
I might have to wait twenty minutes for that opportunity. But when things get hopeless, I carry a P67 system instead.