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322RC2 The friction on the ball head is fine but will not lock when grip released. Grip action feels normal. Thanks Jeff

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  • jkmcfadd Aug 24, 2008

    Exactly the same result! Right down to the small black piece of plastic falling out. Thanks for THE solution.




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I just had this same problem and came across your post.  In frustration I held the grip and then let it go very quickly where the grip 'snapped' back.  
Now it works.  Go figure.  I will mention a very small piece of plastic fell out of it, but it does not appear to hinder the functionality.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008


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