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35L OConnor tripod spreader

Where can I pick up just a couple of OConnor 35L tripod spreaders?

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Re: 35L OConnor tripod spreader

Why don't you use a few pieces of "jack" chain?

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Is there a "lock" position on on the 3 leg spread of this tripod?

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-A 'stop gap' fix for this problem is to insert a very thin wedge between the lever & the leg tube..., thus providing a greater amount of pressure on the tube, (this would need to be done every time the tripod is set up).
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