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#1 Adam S

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:07 PM

I have a Gibralter mount which I really like; however, would like an AltAz to use it with both my refractors. Can anyone tell me if they've had any experience with attaching the Giro to a Gibralter tripod.


#2 Phil Frederick

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:36 PM

Hi Adam,

I've got both a Gibraltar (tripod head) Ash and a Gibraltar (tripod head) with custom Walnut/Oak legs. I've used both of these tripods with a Tak Teegul(Lapides) and they're very solid tripods.

I've thought recently about mounting a Giro III on one of these so I could mount 2 scopes as well. The Giro III is bored to accept a 3/8-16 bolt and the Gibraltar head is as well--should be no problem. I'm thinking that it should be an improvement over the Gibraltar mount which I was not a great fan of from the beginning--balance is a big issue.

Keep us posted if you go this route--or I will if I grab a Giro before you do! :)


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