I have a set of baby sticks in need of a spreader. Is anything available out there for sale, or that I can build? Or should I stick with some chain or a piece of carpet?
suggestions, spreader for wood tripod
Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:59 PM
Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:19 PM
I'm afraid the rubber would just roll off the tab on the feet. There's not much to attach to on the tripod, without using a hook of some sort. The spikes are a full inch long also.
Would you attach somehow to the wooden triangle, or just drop in place?
Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:27 PM
Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:34 PM
High legs are just an old Bogen 350MV. Didn't even try that spreader because of the short double spike-saddle thingy versus the long single spike. I'll try it out tomorrow. Thank you for the ideas.
Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:42 PM
A Ronford metal spreader may work. I used one with a wooden Arri tripod in the past.
The old style wooden banjo spreaders are thin on the ground.
Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:55 PM
It's has three arms that fold around a circular centre into a banjo shape, then the two outer arm open out to form the spreader. They all stay in the same plane, the arms don't fold upwards like a modern spreader.
Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:35 AM
Until then, three old raquetballs would let you use it indoors, at least.