I have taken Sirui T2205X with G20 ballhead to Europe and Back in carry on from the US with no issues
Joined Apr 2013
Joined May 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Tripods are fine. TSA is only concerned with the really dangerous items, like large tubes of tooth paste and soda bottles.
Joined Jun 2012
Location: Sammamish, WA
Flew to Thailand last December. Seattle to Taiwan, no problem. When I got to Taiwan they stopped me at security and I had to check it. I thought that would be the last time I saw it but when I got to baggage claim in Bangkok I found the airline staff had put it in a box and taped it nicely. Checked it for the return flight to avoid the hassle.
Gripped 5D2, 24-70 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L II, 580EXII
Cream of the Crop
Joined Jun 2005
Location: san jose