Oberwerk TR3 hardwood tripods are the finest, safest, and most beautiful tripods on the market. They are custom-built from solid American maple (light honey finish) or optional walnut (dark and rich). They feature Slip-Stop (U.S. Pat. No. 10,281,081) leg clamps to prevent an accidental crash from a change in humidity levels. Conventional wood tripods that are left set up are prone to leg slippage due to changes in humidity. A leg clamp that was tight can loosen when humidity levels drop, causing the wood to slightly shrink- possibly resulting in a catastrophic crash of whatever the tripod is supporting. Our Slip-Stop tripod legs incorporate a visually-imperceptible reverse taper in the center section, so if a leg clamp slips due to a drop in humidity, it will re-tighten after slipping an inch or two. Simple, but effective! The legs are laser-engraved with a length scale in 1/8″ increments, for precise height adjustments. All the non-wood components* of the tripod are aluminum (no plastic), including the adjustable spreader, with engraved leg angle markings. All screws and bolts are stainless steel. This version of the TR3 tripod is specially-configured for use with our XL Series binocular telescopes, with the exception of the BT-127XL-SD. It includes our carbon-fiber elevator (for 18″ of instant height adjustment) and the Oberwerk 5000 head with dual panning handles. The new Manfrotto NitroTech 608 head, with a continuously variable counterbalance system, can be configured instead of the Oberwerk 5000. It can also be configured with the Oberwerk XL-240 Fork Mount. Need a case? The Oberwerk Padded Tripod Case is a perfect fit.
*some parts imported