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Archive 2013 · Cracked Carbon Fiber Tripod -- Return it?
  
 
yofredmoik
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Cracked Carbon Fiber Tripod -- Return it?


Hi everyone. I recently bought a used Gitzo carbon fiber travel tripod. It had a couple cracks on one of its legs but I disregarded it and bought it regardless. However, with the end of the return policy being soon, I am much more seriously questioning the extent of the crack. Does anyone have any knowledge on whether the tripod should hold up for a while? Should I return it or repair it?

Any advice would help, thanks


This is the larger crack:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mokano/8893183972/in/photostream/

And the smaller section that extends out from the same leg:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mokano/8893184272/in/photostream/

Yofred



May 30, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Cracked Carbon Fiber Tripod -- Return it?


it looks to be layer delamination from possible impact. is there any "sponginess" or flex in those delam areas? if not it will pretty much hold up depending on usage as long as the delam does not continue. replacing the sections will be pricey. repairs can be done if you do them properly and smoothly.

after that its your move.



May 30, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Cracked Carbon Fiber Tripod -- Return it?


This was posted in multiple forums. Read the rules. Now there are two here. Moderator, please remove this.


May 30, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Cracked Carbon Fiber Tripod -- Return it?


Jeffrey wrote:
This was posted in multiple forums. Read the rules. Now there are two here. Moderator, please remove this.


its over and is being returned.



May 30, 2013 at 09:31 PM





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