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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem. Can't believe I can't find the shoe, but the tripod is worthless without it. If you get an answer, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd GREATLY appreciate it!
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
If you look on the ring that goes around the ball, on the side by the red tension gauge, you'll see an indentation. It is just barely visible on the product shot above.
In the hole, you'll find what looks like an odd shaped bolt. It is actually a threaded post inside a nut.
Use an Allen wrench (hex key) to tighten this post.
Be careful though, a little tension here goes a long way. You should probably turn it no more than 1/8 to 1/4 turn and then test it. If it still isn't tight enough, repeat until you are satisfied.
You should probably also talk to a trained technician at somepoint to see if the loosening is indicative of a larger problem. I really wouldn't know one way or the other. I just discovered the calibration post by taking mine apart.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Coastar has been out of business for at least 15 years, I do not know of anyone that has those parts since Coastar used shut down and went away. Unfortunately that tripod is no longer usable, unless you can find another with something else broken aned scavage the parts you need. Be careful to mathc the model numbers exactly as there were several different models starting with VTR-9... and they may not all be interchangeable.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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