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Old 01-03-2019, 09:56 AM
AstroApprentice (Jason)
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Retractable tripod wheels

Hi all,
I recently injured my hand and have found I need an easier way of moving my visual setup.
I've considered scoperoller http://www.scoperoller.com/index.shtml, but don't really want the tripod permanently on wheels, particularly when viewing.
I've also looked at JMI dollies http://www.jimsmobile.com/buy_wheeley_bars.htm, but they seem a bit bulky and unsightly.
Just wondering if anyone has used or is aware of retractable castors attached to a tripod? I have them on a table saw and like simply using my foot to engage/disengage the wheels e.g. https://www.carbatec.com.au/rockler-...aster-kit-pk-4. To work on a tripod the castors would have to be angled to offset the tripod leg angle, and fixed to the leg somehow.
Do you think this could be done?
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