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Sightseer
Posts: 2

GOpro shorty sinking

Hi,

 

i have the shorty, and when I put my GoPro Hero 7 on it, it can’t hold the weight and sinks down when the tripod legs are open and it sits on a flat table. Is there any fix for this? I just have the camera on it, nothing else.

 

thx

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GoPro
Posts: 9,540

Re: GOpro shorty sinking

 

Hi @steph2555

 

If you need something that floats, please check the following: 

The Handler

Floaty

 

Thanks!

Ej

Nomad
Posts: 1,017

Re: GOpro shorty sinking

Unfortunately the GoPro Shorty doesn't have a twist locking mechanism (like the fusion grip does) to keep the pole fully extended.  So when the camera is placed on the shorty, sometimes the weight can cause the pole to retract back into itself.

 

I'm not sure there's a solution to this issue, you may have to contact customer support directly

https://gopro.com/help/ContactUs