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Here's a very simple mod you can do with a Fotopro Transformer tripod or sometimes called the Polaroid All Terrain tripod. Available in ugly chrome and Gunmetal Grey. When choosing, be aware that some packages don't come with all the pieces. It's probably found under several different names too, but basically it's a flexible tripod with swappable feet and uses the standard 1/4x20 thread.

Parts needed:

1) Flexible tripod with removable feet
2) (3pcs) 1.5" 1/4-20 bolts & (3pcs) 1/4-20 jam nut,
3) (3pcs) basic skate wheels and bearings. Could be Rollerblade or skateboard wheels.
4) About 30 seconds of time out of your day...

When unscrewing the feet from these tripods, they are on pretty firm. Don't worry, just wrench them off, they are indeed removable. The 1/4-20 bolt is not a perfect fit (a bit smaller), but it really doesn't matter once it's rolling. Just don't crank down the bearings too tight or the wheel won't move as freely. This particular tripod isn't built for huge cameras, but should do fine for cameras around 3lbs. For anything heavier, I still recommend at least the Pico Flex table Dolly.

Something like this is perfect for camera sizes like the Sony HX9V or GH2. Find these tripods on both eBay (click here)

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find-price-button FotoPro Flexible Transformer Tripod – via eBay

and also via Amazon (click here).

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find-price-button FotoPro Flexible Tripod Rubber Suction Spiked Feet - via Amazon

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The FotoPro Transformer flexible tripod (released sometime last year), has optional replaceable feet that can be swapped out from standard rubber balls, to suction cups, to magnetic, and also spiked feet. The different options screw in through standard '1/4-20 threaded inserts'. This particular flexible tripod is good for cameras weighing under 3lbs (lightweight cameras), or small accessories like lights and flashes.

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FotoPro Transformer tripod already setup with 1/4-20 threaded mounts

Having standard threaded inserts makes it very easy, if you decide to mount something else. You'll start seeing these tripods pop up in various colors with different package options, on both eBay (click here)

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find-price-button FotoPro Flexible Transformer Tripod – via eBay

and also via Amazon (click here).

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find-price-button FotoPro Flexible Tripod Rubber Suction Spiked Feet - via Amazon

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A few boxes came in this morning, but not the one i've been really waiting on. According to the tracking, the one package i'm excited about should be here later this afternoon (show you later). These boxes aren't of much interest. One is the XLR cable for my AT875 Short Shotgun Microphone for the JuicedLink DT454, the other package is 4 Mini Flexible Tripods for my Studio, the third is the Kodak Pulse Digital Picture frame. Wow, that was fast...

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