so you would know that a considerable amount of force had to be exerted to break it...or any other tripod for that matter...
Most of the time, the ground handling crew just "whack" and throw the luggage all over the place - even things within a hard cover case can get cracked at times. What I suspect was that the tripod's legs got into a awkward position, and was placed below the entire baggage cargo - getting "crushed" in the process.
Anyway, hope there's some form of recourse for the TS.
The tripod looks like a Slik Pro 400DX. It's made of aluminum alloy, not that brittle really. I had mine dropped by my friend during a trip, the head got some scratches but never break.
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Tried posting on Stomp already, but not sure whether it got through leh. Didn't see anything about it after that. I am no longer angry...just really curious how it became like that...run over by steamroller?!?!
probably got run over by the vehicle together with the series of luggage trailers behind
hey, why not send an email to manfrotto, together with the pics, ask them how much force is needed to incur such damage?
Actually, it's a pretty regular damage occurence. The last time I came back, 2 of my luggage bags looked like the SATS truck drove over it.. But It wasn't lost, so a quick fill in form and they came to my house to repair.. Hope tehy replace your tripod!
In spain, can watch them baggage handling thru the glass windows.. Very.. Interesting. Just fling one.
Last edited by GavinTing; 19th January 2008 at 01:08 AM.
if this is how the airport staff abuse luggage that is checked in, then why do people still pay top dollar for LV luggage?
either it gets destroyed or stolen.