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Fliplock V/S Twistlock

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29 Feb 2012 - 12:49 PM

A twistlock carbon fibre one I used in the past [reputable not-cheap well known make] was binned after a few years because the conical shims inside kept breaking up. When I asked for replacements the UK distributor had run out of stock quickly and, because it had been discontinued as a model, they wouldn't be making any more.

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Fliplock all the way - at least they're adjustable and replaceable

Last Modified By MeanGreeny at 29 Feb 2012 - 12:50 PM
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JJGEE  96287 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Feb 2012 - 3:58 PM

Twistlock for me.

Not used fliplocks since I replaced my first tripod, a Slik, with a Benbo circa 1985 and various Gitzo's since circa 1995.

drmadhuks  2
2 Mar 2012 - 9:51 AM

Wow, lot of opinions..........My confusions are over....Im gonna buy fliplock...for sure..

mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2012 - 10:32 AM

Never used a twistlock before, but always though they were better.

I'll contine with fliplocks with my next tripod after reading this

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