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#1 John Huntley

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:30 PM

I have a TV Gibraltar on the Ash wood tripod. Can other mounts be fitted to the Gibraltar tripod / hub ?. I'm thinking of a Giro or similar.

I'd prefer not to have to modify the Gibraltar tripod or the hub if possible.

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John
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:05 PM

John,
I never tried a Giro on the Gibraltar tripod, but I've got a Takahashi Lapides Teegul that fit very well on it. The diameter of the hub on the top of the Gibraltar tripod is almost an exact match for the diameter of the bottom of the Tak mount.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:53 PM

Ditto what John said about the Teegul.

I use this mount on a Gibraltar with a TV85 and it's a great combo. Attaches easily with a 3/8"-16 bolt--no mod is necessary.

#4 John Huntley

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:37 PM

Thanks John and Phil - sounds like I must look out for a Teegul then :)

John






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