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Old August 5th, 2003, 12:21 PM   #1
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Home-made Monopod stand - any ideas?

I just got a Varizoom Flowpod (www.varizoom.com) and would like to use it as a basic tripod as well.

I'm thinking of coming up with a some kind of christmas tree stand like device that could take it.

Just stable enough to leave it sitting for simple still shots. Any ideas?
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Old August 5th, 2003, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hows the flowpod?? I'm curious since the bottom doesn't seem to have any weights attached to it.
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Old August 5th, 2003, 01:37 PM   #3
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Just unpacked it and have to leave, so no idea, but the construction quality is excellent, much better than the Steaditracker Extreme I had before. There are adjustable weights on the shaft though.
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Old August 5th, 2003, 06:31 PM   #4
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OH, so the shaft is weighted-down at the bottom?? From the picture it doesn't look it at all. Please give us a quick review whenever you can, because I think you might be the first ones getting this item.
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Old August 6th, 2003, 04:13 AM   #5
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good possibility....

to create what you want if you can get something like the Slik Pro mini 3 breakdown swivel head table set-up. I'm using that on my monopod and it works well.
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Old August 8th, 2003, 10:18 PM   #6
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Dean:

Tell me exactly how this works. I looked it up here [url]http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/slik-cts-03.html[\url] but I don't see how to attach this to a monopod...
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Old August 8th, 2003, 11:44 PM   #7
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Mini pro 3

The top unscrews at the center screw joint to reveal a male screw on the tripod section. This screw replaces the top end of the mono-pod by unscrewing the top screw. The mono-pod becomes reversed with the cam element (what ever you attach to hold the cam - I'm using a brass fitted swivel with hortizonal motion only so I can pan while it's in stationary mode) sitting on the bottom part of the mono-pod.
I have, also, fitted a brass weight with press drilled female screw holes to the bottom of the monopod so that the tripod legs can be attached to the bottom with the cam on top. I like this set-up best because the brass weight adds some balancing element to the legs. If you need a pic - I'll be happy to shot the set-up for you if you've got some where to post. good luck
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Old August 14th, 2003, 05:10 PM   #8
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Stephen.....

How's the mono-pod legs attachment coming along?
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