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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Cobra Crane 1 on a Mathews M25 tripod?

The Mathews M25 video tripod has a manufactuers max load rating of 15 lbs.

The Cobra Crane complete kit at 12' long with the external monitor weighs 15lbs. The camera will be an FX1 with at times a large wide angle Canon lens.

Between all that and a counterbalance, the load will be in the 30lb range.

Now with all the legs retracted on the Mathews M25, I just put 190 lbs on it static with no real flex or collapse. I didn't try to operate the fluid head because, well, I was balancing on the head with one hand, lol.

I have no time or $100 laying around to buy a carbon fiber Manfrotto tripod with a 503 head that is rated for 30lbs, and nobody local has a Cobra Crane to try on my Mathews M25 tripod, so I am looking for someone to tell me that it will work just fine with a 30lb load. If it won't, I don't want to hear it, lol.

Seriously though, what are your opinions?
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