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On this page you will find a series of videos on how to convert your tripod into it's various different configurations, service, clean and maintain it.

How To Videos

Below is a list of How To videos that will help you convert, clean, maintain or adjust your 3 Legged Thing tripod.

CLEAN YOUR TRIPOD (NORMAL)

This short video explains how to disassemble, service, clean and maintain, and reassemble your tripod friction locks.

CLEAN YOUR TRIPOD (PARALLEL LOCKS)

This short video explains how to disassemble, service, clean and maintain, and reassemble your tripod Parallel Locks.

CONVERT PUNKS TO A MONOPOD

This short video shows how to remove the monopod leg and connect it to the central column on Punks tripods (Rick, Vyv, Corey and Travis).

CONVERT LEO TO A MONOPOD

This short video shows how to remove the monopod leg and connect it to the central column on Leo.

CONVERT TO A MONOPOD (GENERAL)

This short video explains how to remove the monopod leg from Albert or Winston, remove the mounting plate (tri-mount) from the column, and connect them to make a Monopod. This technique also applies to all legacy 3 Legged Thing tripods, except Punks, Leo, Keith and Tim.

CHANGING FOOTWEAR

This short video will show you how to change the footwear of your 3 Legged Thing tripod.

REPLACING SHIMS (PARALLEL LOCKS)

This short video will show you how to remove and replace the Chicken Lips (most companies call them "shims") inside the leg or column sections of any 3 Legged Thing tripod that uses the Parallel Locking system.

REPLACING SHIMS (STANDARD LOCKS)

This short video shows how to open a friction lock, remove and replace the internal shims. This technique is widely applicable to almost any tripod with standard friction locks and dual shims.

COMPRESSION WASHERS

This short video will show you how to remove and replace the compression washers inside the friction locks or parallel locks of your 3 Legged Thing tripod.

CHANGE THREADS

This short video explains how to change the double ended threaded bolt over, in the centre column and mounting plate of your tripod. This technique works on all legacy 3LT tripods.

PARALLEL LOCKS

This short video will explain how to disassemble or open Parallel Locks on Evolution 3, Evo 3 Punks, Equinox and Eclipse tripods.

SERVICE THE LEG CATCH

This short video shows how the leg catch mechanism can be lubricated and tightened to suit your required tension.

CHANGE YOUR CLAMP

This short video shows how to change your clamp on a ballhead. The same principles apply to removing a clamp for use on any 3/8" threaded device, such as a monopod.

ADJUSTING THE SWITCH CLAMP

This short video shows how to adjust the Switch Clamp for release plates with different base profiles.

INVERTING THE CENTRE COLUMN

This short video explains how to simply invert the centre column on your 3 Legged Thing tripod. This video technique is applicable to every 3LT tripod ever made.

REMOVING THE CENTRE COLUMN

This short video explains how to simply remove the centre column on your 3 Legged Thing tripod. This video technique is applicable to every 3LT tripod ever made.

USING TOOLZ

This short video shows how our unique Toolz can be used, and the various features that make this a must-have accessory.

INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Below are the links to our instruction manuals in several languages. Whilst our products all utilise similar technology, there are real differences between the Pro Range and Punks Range, so please download the correct manual.

How to service a tripod with Parallel Locks

This video shows how to service your tripod, if it features the unique, patented Parallel Lock system, from how to disassemble the locks, to how best to clean them.

How to service a tripod with normal friction locks

In this video we show the basic requirements for cleaning, maintaining and servicing your tripod, if your product has normal friction locks.

How to convert your Punks tripod to a Monopod

This short video shows how to remove the monopod leg and connect it to the central column on Punks tripods (Rick, Vyv, Corey and Travis).

How to convert Leo to a Monopod

This short video shows how to remove the monopod leg and connect it to the central column on Leo.

How to convert your 3LT tripod to a Monopod

This short video explains how to remove the monopod leg from Albert or Winston, remove the mounting plate (tri-mount) from the column, and connect them to make a Monopod. This technique also applies to all legacy 3 Legged Thing tripods, except Punks, Leo, Keith and Tim.

How to change your tripod footwear

This short video will show you how to change the footwear of your 3 Legged Thing tripod.

How to replace the Chicken Lips (shims) in a Parallel Lock

This short video will show you how to remove and replace the Chicken Lips (most companies call them "shims") inside the leg or column sections of any 3 Legged Thing tripod that uses the Parallel Locking system.

How to replace the Chicken Lips (shims) in a standard friction lock

This short video shows how to open a friction lock, remove and replace the internal shims. This technique is widely applicable to almost any tripod with standard friction locks and dual shims.

How to replace the Compression Washer inside a leg lock or parallel lock

This short video will show you how to remove and replace the compression washers inside the friction locks or parallel locks of your 3 Legged Thing tripod.

How to change threads at the top of the column or mounting plate

This short video explains how to change the double ended threaded bolt over, in the centre column and mounting plate of your tripod. This technique works on all legacy 3LT tripods.

Parallel Locks

This short video will explain how to disassemble or open Parallel Locks on Evolution 3, Evo 3 Punks, Equinox and Eclipse tripods.

How to service the leg catches

This short video shows how the leg catch mechanism can be lubricated and tightened to suit your required tension.

How to change your clamp

This short video shows how to change your clamp on a ballhead. The same principles apply to removing a clamp for use on any 3/8" threaded device, such as a monopod.

How to adjust the Switch Clamp

This short video shows how to adjust the Switch Clamp for release plates with different base profiles.

How to invert your centre column

This short video explains how to simply invert the centre column on your 3 Legged Thing tripod. This video technique is applicable to every 3LT tripod ever made.

How to remove the centre column

This short video explains how to simply remove the centre column on your 3 Legged Thing tripod. This video technique is applicable to every 3LT tripod ever made.

How to use Toolz

This short video shows how our unique Toolz can be used, and the various features that make this a must-have accessory.