Gitzo G1220129Lb3 4.7" Xl Spike Foot Set Of 3, For Classic Tripods. Based in Northern Italy at Bassano del Grappa, Gitzo has been working for over 90 years to design and produce the best possible camera accessories and supports using the simplest, most straightforward and elegant solutions allowing Gitzo to pioneer some of the most advanced and revolutionary technologies.
1.6 x 7.9 x 3.9 inches
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Built tough, and removable and also helps stabilize a tripod at the beach, in a river, snow, ice, mud, you name it
Uses 3/8" thread so you could use any tripod that has 3/8" threads on the feet
I was going to make my own spikes but by the time things like raw material, cutting the thread, anodizing aluminium plates, cutting the shaft to size, machining, figures $$$ close to the retail price.
Plus the added time factor to make it all, is really not worth it, so the price is fair
They are the best spikes around for your Gitzo or other compatible tripod, well engineered to last and get the job done
Sink a few of these into sand or mud or snow, these spikes bring new meaning to the word 'stable'
I was skeptical at first thinking the Spikes may make the tripod less stable, but once I tried them they are keepers
While your shopping for spikes, also remember to buy a wrench so you can tighten the spikes onto the tripod.
The Gitzo Spikes need a 13mm wrench or adjustable spanner will do
Do a search for 13mm wrench or spanner on Amazon you should easily find one
No complaints ! : ) (& I"m very fussy about gear)
Not as critical as the single long spike for the Gitzo monopods, but definitely worth it in rocky conditions or soft soil. Was able to wedge the spikes into rocky crevices near some waterfalls, to get a great position for the tripod.
Soft soil? Even better, since I was able to dig the spkes in, to establish a firm foundation.
Rubber feet that come with Gitzo tripods are nice in civalization, but have their limits. And after finding the 80 mm big foot attachment a must for my monopod, have yet to find a practical use for the 60 mm feet on the tripod.
Make sure to have a 13 mm wrench when attaching & detaching feet on your Gitzo tripod or monopod.
I like adding these spikes plus larger feet and then I add some tubing between the top and bottom and this keeps most mud, sand, etc. bellow any part that travels into the lower joint. It also adds a few inches of height for the setup and on uneven or hilly ground, this is a help, too.
If you are shooting landscapes on soft ground or in streams etc. these are the feet to have, no shake, no bouncing on grass, great results, cannot imagine working without these.