How To Repair a Gorillapod Tripod

A gorillapod tripod can be very reliable and easy to use, however, it can eventually get worn out. It is important that you know some quick and easy tips to be able to fix your tripod without having to replace it. With a few of these quick fixes, you may be able to get a little more time out of your tripod before actually having to replace it all together.

Materials Needed

  • Beanbag
  • Hairspray

Step 1: Recognize the Problem

One of the most common problems with your gorillapod tripod is that the ball that is at the top of the pod will stop having the ability to support your camera. A number of things could cause this problem. Extreme heat could cause the joints to expand, and when this happens, it is much easier for grit as well as dust to make its way inside of the pod. This could cause the pod to wear down quite a bit, and make it unable to support your camera. Should this happen, there are a few different things that you will be able to do to fix this problem.

Step 2: Use a Lighter Camera

If you have several different cameras that you use, you may want to retire this pod to the lighter ones. A heavier camera could only cause additional problems with your pod. However, if you only have one camera or prefer to use your pod for your heavier ones, then there are other options out there for you to choose from.

Step 3: Beanbag

A quick and easy fix is to simply get a small beanbag. You will place the beanbag itself on the ball that is having trouble working. Replace the ball with the beanbag. The beanbag itself is not going to be as versatile as your ball, but may be able to help you to get some of the shots that you are looking for. It is definitely a cheap and easy fix to help you until you are ready to get your next gorillapod tripod.

Step 4: Hairspray

Hairspray is a great quick fix to get your gorillapod tripod through the next few days. Usually if you are on a trip or working on a project, this will get you through it. Make sure that whenever you are spraying your tripod, all of the equipment is safely put up in your bag.

Step 5: Replace

Unfortunately, you will have to eventually replace your gorillapod. Look at how long you had your tripod; if it is a long enough time where you do not feel bad having to replace it, then simply get the same size. However, if it did not last very long, then you may want to consider getting the next size up. It is also a good idea to pay attention to what was going on around your tripod whenever it began to have problems. You can prevent this in the future by showing some extra caution.

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