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04-16-2021, 08:54 AM   #1
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Acratech ball head question?

While hiking had the locking knob unscrew on another brand head. Luckily I found the knob on the way back. Do the big Acratech ball locking knobs unscrew completely from head? I'd hate to have the head self-destruct on a hike.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
While hiking had the locking knob unscrew on another brand head. Luckily I found the knob on the way back. Do the big Acratech ball locking knobs unscrew completely from head? I'd hate to have the head self-destruct on a hike.

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Those on my GXP are captive. I believe that is a feature of the brand.


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Agree with Steve, all the knobs on my older GP model are captive.


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While hiking had the locking knob unscrew on another brand head. Luckily I found the knob on the way back. Do the big Acratech ball locking knobs unscrew completely from head? I'd hate to have the head self-destruct on a hike.

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I've had mine for years and it never failed.
Mind you, make sure you tighten it enough though.

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Never had one come off.
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Do the big Acratech ball locking knobs unscrew completely from head? I'd hate to have the head self-destruct on a hike.
Knobs in some brand / model can completely unscrew from the head. At least 2 of mine can do that, another 3 couldn't.
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It does depend on the brand.
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Glad to hear the knobs are captive. Wasn't happy when I reached the hiking destination and couldn't use the tripod. Was very lucky to find the missing parts on the hike back.

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