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Sep 09, 2010 22:02 |  #1

ok, these days i been doing alot of hiking, and i was thinking if you could use a monopad for a hiking stick? is there a spike you could put on the bottom of it? is it even strong enough for human weight? i wanna be able to use my 70-200 f2.8 on my hiking trips and not log around a tripod

sorry if this is a lame questions.. havent own or use one.


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Sep 09, 2010 23:26 |  #2

HERE (external link) is one option for you. Other hiking pole manufacturers offer similar products. I don't know about photo specific monopods being used for hiking, as I have zero experience with them.


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Sep 09, 2010 23:44 |  #3

Wow... that's actually a great idea. I never thought I'd consider using a monopod over a tripod, but a monopod that could double has a hiking stick...


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Sep 10, 2010 05:36 |  #4

Monopods make great hiking sticks. I have two Manfrottos, one of them is a lighter version for my wife. We use them quite a bit in the north Georgia mountains.


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Sep 10, 2010 06:47 |  #5

Nightdiver13 wrote in post #10882383 (external link)
HERE (external link) is one option for you. Other hiking pole manufacturers offer similar products. I don't know about photo specific monopods being used for hiking, as I have zero experience with them.

Leki makes great poles...I've put many miles on a set of their trekking poles.

I'm curious how steady that would be...I'm sure it would be much lighter than lugging around a monopod, and better to put weight on. I never used anything like that...


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Sep 10, 2010 11:05 |  #6

thx all for the reply. will check out the leki brand

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Monopods make great hiking sticks. I have two Manfrottos, one of them is a lighter version for my wife. We use them quite a bit in the north Georgia mountains.

care to share which model? i was also looking at manfrotto brand


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Sep 10, 2010 11:11 |  #7

One thing to look at is the fully extended height. While I am happy with a Komperdel hiking pole with a mount it does not extend nearly far enough for anyone over 6' tall and even I often end up using it sitting down and shortened making my body the rest of the tripod.




  
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Sep 10, 2010 11:13 |  #8

k1msta wrote in post #10884846 (external link)
care to share which model? i was also looking at manfrotto brand

I'm at work right now so I can't check but I am pretty sure I have the 681B and 679B.


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Sep 11, 2010 12:30 |  #9

You should take a look at these--
-http://www.trek-tech.com/products/trek​pods.html (external link)

well worth the price if you hike a lot. had mine for a couple of years and would be lost without it.


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Sep 11, 2010 12:53 as a reply to  @ hi-landr's post |  #10

I've been using my Manfrotto for years as a hiking stick. It came with a rubber tip that screws on the bottom of a metal spike incase you're indoors and dont want to mar a wood floor.

While hiking, I just remove the rubber tip and throw it in the camera bag.

Works great and has come in handy a ton of times, especially on long hikes when my hands get shaky due to the over doing it on the hiking


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Sep 12, 2010 22:17 |  #11

EveryMilesAMemory wrote in post #10890232 (external link)
I've been using my Manfrotto for years as a hiking stick. It came with a rubber tip that screws on the bottom of a metal spike incase you're indoors and dont want to mar a wood floor.

While hiking, I just remove the rubber tip and throw it in the camera bag.

Works great and has come in handy a ton of times, especially on long hikes when my hands get shaky due to the over doing it on the hiking

hmmm.. is it this spike?
http://www.amazon.com …cs&qid=12843475​27&sr=8-45 (external link)
but yes, i'll be ordering mines tonight thinking 610b w/ that spike


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