Light weight tripod for 6'8" dude!`

Jdog

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Fellow Roksliders - It's time to upgrade my tripod. I have been using a cheap Nikon camo tripod for the last 5 years. It only extends to about 48", is aluminum and not too heavy but I was hoping for something more stable for my upcoming dall sheep hunt.

I was hoping to possibly find something that I could possibly use standing but am unfamiliar with most tall tripods. If I have to settle for not being able to stand and use the spotter/tripod, then I will prolly go with a Velbon or a Slik in a smaller carbon fiber construction.

Figured I throw this out there to see if anyone esle has one that will work for tall dudes.

My eyes are about 74-75" from the ground and atop the tripod will be a Swaro 65mm spotter.

Holla at me!
 

dotman

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A ladder :) I do some research see what options I come up with. Also probabaly good to know if you use an angled or straight spotter.
 

Gman

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Promaster 525 carbon gets up there. Not sure of exact measurements but I'm sure you can find them online. Good pricepoint for that range of tripod.
 
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The Promaster 525 only gets up to 53"...need another 20" or so...
 

Matt Cashell

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6'8"?

My recommendation is to glass sitting down.

Look into SLIK's tripods. Their website has the max height listed. Weights are reasonable, and My 340EZ has performed very well for me.
 
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