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

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. Chicken Lip style and colour my vary between C shape and Caps.

Replacing Chicken Lips in a Standard Lock (Punks Tripods)

This short video shows how to open a friction lock, remove and replace the internal Chicken Lip (shim). This technique works with our Punks tripods, Corey, Travis, Billy, and Brian. If you require replacement Chicken Lips for your tripod, please contact our support team.

How to replace the Compression Washer inside a 3LT tripod leg or column lock.

This short video will show you how to remove and replace the compression washers inside any leg or column lock of a 3 Legged Thing tripod.

How to service a tripod with Parallel Locks (Pro Range and Pro Range 2.0 tripods)

This video shows how to service your tripod, if it features the patented Parallel Lock system, including how to disassemble the locks and clean it.

How to service a tripod with normal friction locks with dual Chicken Lips.

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

How to use Toolz (multi-function hex key, coin tool, carabiner and bottle opener)

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

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 change the clamp on your tripod

This short video shows how to swap your clamp on your AirHed (using Switch Clamp).

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 tripod footwear

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

How to fit alternative footwear types to your tripod

This video show how you can secure your footwear to your tripod. This method works on all footwear options including Heelz spikes, Clawz ice grips, Stilettoz long spikes, and Vanz combi ball and spike footwear.

How to change threads at the top of the column

This 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 current and legacy 3LT tripods.

How to invert your centre column (all tripod types)

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 (Pro Range  tripods)

This short video explains how to simply remove the centre column on your 3 Legged Thing tripod. This video technique is for Eclipse / Equinox and Pro Range 2.0 tripods.

Removing the Centre Column (Punks Tripods)

This short video explains how to simply remove the centre column on your 3 Legged Thing Punks tripod.

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.

Convert Equinox/Eclipse Leo or Pro Range 2.0 tripod to a monopod.

This short video shows how to quickly and easily remove a monopod leg from your tripod and connect it to the central column for Equinox / Eclipse Leo and all Pro Range 2.0 tripods (Leo 2.0, Albert 2.0, Winston 2.0) to create a taller monopod.

Convert your Equinox / Eclipse Albert or Winston tripod into a monopod.

This video explains how to remove the monopod leg from Albert or Winston, remove the Tri-mount plate from the column, and connect them to make a Monopod. Also applies to legacy 3 Legged Thing tripods except Punks, Leo, Keith and Tim.

How to replace the Chicken Lips in a standard friction lock

This video shows how to open a friction lock, remove and replace the shims. Applies to any tripod with standard friction locks and dual shims.

Parallel Locks - How to disassemble for cleaning and maintenance

This short video will explain how to disassemble or open Parallel Locks on Evolution 3, Evo 3 Punks, Equinox / Eclipse and Pro Range 2.0 tripods

How to Check your tripod before use

This video will show you how to check your tripod before use so you don't have any parts running away mid shoot.