NiteGawper Posted January 11, 2009 Share Posted January 11, 2009 In many of the reviews I have read about scopes with "lightweight" tripods with alt-az mounts it is often recommended to ballast the tripod in some way. One option is to fill the legs with sand (but this would not be a good idea for a scope under warranty). Another option I've seen is to lay a bag of sand over the accessory tray (but then you lose the use of the tray).So, my idea is to hang some dumbell weights under the accessory tray on bungee straps - putting the bungee through the centre hole of the weight and using the hooks to hang it on the tripod leg spreader.My question is... Is this a bad idea??I can understand that all the "sand" ballast methods would dampen vibration - but will the hanging weights do the same job??Any advice would be great Andy... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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