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The lower leg clamp on my SLIK U212 deluxe is cracked.

Because it's cracked, it doesn't hold the leg in position. Is it possible to replace the clamp or the leg without having to get a new tripod?

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Per another post on here i located a website which sells Slik parts -
http://kenkooutlet.com
- the part was cheap but the shipping was too high in my case. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Don't buy foreign made junk to start with, unless its just some cheap el crappo stuff you're willing to trash if it breaks.

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