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    Need a new tripod sling...

    ...for my wooden Ries---lashing it to the back pack is out of the question. I donn't want to spend the $$ on a rifle sling if I don't have to. Does anyone here have a good DIY solution?
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    Re: Need a new tripod sling...

    A rifle sling is a great idea.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Need a new tripod sling...

    I got a tripod strap from http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/. I am guessing a rifle strap would be similar in price, but this at least is designed for tripods.

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    Re: Need a new tripod sling...

    The Kinesis straps aren't too expensive, and I've been happy with mine for a few years now. I have the T315 on this page--

    http://www.kgear.com/store/t/straps.html

    --and use it on my Gitzo 5-series CF tripod, which can weigh anywhere from 7-13 lbs, depending on how I set it up (center column, head, leveling head, etc.).

    They also have a bigger one with a wider strap.

    DIY--I'm sure you can fashion something out of an old belt or whatever. It's not such a complicated thing. It should attach near the head and should have a loop at the other end to go around the three legs so that everything stays in place when you carry it in whatever manner is comfortable to you. I usually carry the tripod head down more or less perpendicular to the ground and behind my back. Some people like to carry it head up at a 45-deg. angle to the ground with their arm resting on the strap and their hand on or near the head, etc.

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    Re: Need a new tripod sling...

    I tend to collect shoulder straps from old luggage. Often a thrift store or resale shop will have decent quality luggage at rock bottom prices . . .<$10. When something wears out, I keep the strap. Now I have a small drawer full.

    With that said: I got ahold of an old surveyor's tripod (vintage is the polite word). It is a beast in cast iron and wood. A sporting goods/hunting store had a wide selection of nylon dog collars. I bought two: One is adjusted to fit the wider top part, the other is adjusted to wrap the pointy ends, A stout luggage strap snap-clips to the D rings on the dog collars.

    If that strap breaks, there are several others to replace it with.

    Any help?

    Another solution would be something involving 1/4" clothes line and macreme knotting.

    Anyone here ever put a big wooden tripod on a golf bag cart?
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    Re: Need a new tripod sling...

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    I tend to collect shoulder straps from old luggage. Often a thrift store or resale shop will have decent quality luggage at rock bottom prices . . .<$10. When something wears out, I keep the strap. Now I have a small drawer full.

    With that said: I got ahold of an old surveyor's tripod (vintage is the polite word). It is a beast in cast iron and wood. A sporting goods/hunting store had a wide selection of nylon dog collars. I bought two: One is adjusted to fit the wider top part, the other is adjusted to wrap the pointy ends, A stout luggage strap snap-clips to the D rings on the dog collars.

    If that strap breaks, there are several others to replace it with.

    Any help?

    Another solution would be something involving 1/4" clothes line and macreme knotting.

    Anyone here ever put a big wooden tripod on a golf bag cart?
    Another source of quality nylon straps, especially in place of a luggage strap would be a rifle sling

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    Re: Need a new tripod sling...

    Rifle Sling: Goy it. How does that work for a DSLR or camera bag?


    What about the Golf-Bag Cart idea—anyone ever do that?
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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