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richardHaw

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Alternative use for monopod
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:03:38 »
I have a painful achilles  tendon  :o :o :o
Good thing i have my monopod to double as my walking cane ::)

I can now fit in with all the old men here in tokyo. Now, where is my pension? I am paying hundreds of dollars monthly

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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 05:28:14 »
Interestingly, there are walking sticks available for hikers that have a detachable top that reveals a 1/4" bolt that allows ones camera to be attached.

You have applied reverse logic here Richard.
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 08:09:11 »
yes, I see that too. must be for a gopro for "geriatric cam"  :o :o :o

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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 09:06:38 »
From time to time, I use it to scratch my back ..... 😎
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 09:55:05 »
He he, very handy with a monopod available :) Get well soon!
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 14:36:29 »
Thank you for this. Finally I have a use for my Monopod...
I hope your thing gets better
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2016, 16:51:44 »
Sorry to hear that, Rick.  Hope you will get well soon.
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2016, 22:02:06 »
Recover quickly Rick.!    Must be better for your Monopod ;)

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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 16:52:49 »
Richard,

When I bought my tripod earlier this month Rita said "That thing better double as a walker!" Now I can use your post to verify my answer.

Thanks,

Sam
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2022, 23:32:34 »
I can’t believe I am reviving such an old thread, but it seemed appropriate…

I will soon visit Yakushima island, where I will attempt to potter around on the mountains. A hiking pole is an absolute must for my broken body, but I also wanted a monopod.

Though once (a little) popular, telescopic hiking poles with a tripod mount are not easy to buy new any more. But I got lucky and found an unused one on an online market.

It’s not exactly a secure mount at the top, and the pole is pretty light. BUT, it’s better than nothing, and I will use a loop of string to anchor the pole to my upper body.

I probably could have used a monopod as a hiking pole, but I would trust something designed for the job (even if it isn’t really designed for another job).
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2022, 00:57:23 »
Sorry to hear that. Take care and get well soon!

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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2022, 02:17:10 »
Have a great trip to Yakushima Island. 

My old Manfrotto 681B monopod is certainly strong enough to use as a walking pole, but it is very heavy as it was designed to support large/heavy cameras.

Let us know after the trip how your adapted walking pole worked for you.
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2022, 02:42:00 »
Since you've already found one, I only wish you to enjoy your trip to the fabulous island.

Incidentally, I've heard good things about iFootage Cobra 2 monopod.
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2022, 03:00:43 »
Since you've already found one, I only wish you to enjoy your trip to the fabulous island.

Incidentally, I've heard good things about iFootage Cobra 2 monopod.

That’s a monster!

https://youtu.be/nUov05OJaaE
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Re: Alternative use for monopod
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2022, 03:24:27 »
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