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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    It probably would not have happened if it were a Gitzo. It seems like one of the French handling staff probably didn't quite like Italian tripods. It could not have been an accidental mishandling. You'll need to put it through a vice to squash the legs like that!!

    I think if it were a Benro, you might only get back carbon dust.
    thats a slik, nothing italian....

    I have the same series as the one shown, dropped/knocked many times but all i get is only some dent, nothing close to breaking

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    so you would know that a considerable amount of force had to be exerted to break it...or any other tripod for that matter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LENS View Post
    obviously this tripod had been abused and not just usual mishandling.

    I will be surprised if the airport personnel told me it is normal or something like what u said...a torn bag or a broken brittle item is acceptable, but a bent tripod with 2 broken legs? it really seem like a plane had run over it, and not under normal process.
    Not sure for you, but I feel that such mishandling is pretty common - I "kerna" quite a few times before.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    This is how you should pack and transport your equipment...
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007/11...s-on-case.html
    Great find - these points should be on every travel photographer's mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn View Post
    Anyway, like i said, i am glad it is not my Manfrotto...

    Am currently making the claims with SQ and SATS, but i must say it is highly frustrating, and taking forever. It has been about 2 weeks already and still no news...so much for their customer service. There was also a few ****-ups with regard to sending it to my place, asking me to go down and pick up, sending me a claim form late, giving me the wrong reference numbers a few times...sigh.

    Should've just flown China Eastern...haha. Except, i don't think they fly to France.

    Thanks to all for your words of condolences...
    keep us updated on how much they compensate....

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn View Post
    Anyway, like i said, i am glad it is not my Manfrotto...

    Am currently making the claims with SQ and SATS, but i must say it is highly frustrating, and taking forever. It has been about 2 weeks already and still no news...so much for their customer service. There was also a few ****-ups with regard to sending it to my place, asking me to go down and pick up, sending me a claim form late, giving me the wrong reference numbers a few times...sigh.

    Should've just flown China Eastern...haha. Except, i don't think they fly to France.

    Thanks to all for your words of condolences...
    report to stomp.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    it is nt SQ but the ground officer, my friend who work down and under, told me to meet the time, they jst throw de
    the ground handlers are very chor lor.. cargo or luggage.. its all the same.. except if it is dangerous goods.
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    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?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn View Post
    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?!?!
    the vehicle that's pulling the luggage from plane to terminal.. small but heavy ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by canonG9 View Post
    the vehicle that's pulling the luggage from plane to terminal.. small but heavy ..
    Haha...even then, you'd have to run over it back and forth a few times...

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    probably got run over by the vehicle together with the series of luggage trailers behind

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    hey, why not send an email to manfrotto, together with the pics, ask them how much force is needed to incur such damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magix88 View Post
    probably got run over by the vehicle together with the series of luggage trailers behind
    i think so ... have heard of such things happening.. not often tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    I don't think it's SQ's fault even though they are the agent. You should blame CDG's ground handling. CDG is on the bottom of my list.
    Yeah, CDG is one of the worst around in Europe. Was there almost 10years ago, it was way, way overcrowded then, dunno about now.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality View Post
    hey, why not send an email to manfrotto, together with the pics, ask them how much force is needed to incur such damage?

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    Lol for the last time, it's a Slik, not a Manfrotto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Lol for the last time, it's a Slik, not a Manfrotto.
    Oppss.....
    OK... email slik then... heh...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Magix88 View Post
    probably got run over by the vehicle together with the series of luggage trailers behind
    If got run over by vehicle, there would be tyre marks all over (I learnt from CSI )

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    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.

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