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3 Legged Thing Unveil 1 Legged Things…

- 6 years ago

3 Legged Thing, famed for their punk rock tripod range, has announced two new monopods, and a rugged foot stabiliser

Adding to their acclaimed range of tripods and photo/film accessories, and inspired by the Bletchley Codebreakers and 90s industrial metal [!], 3 Legged Thing has announced the release of Alan, a sturdy carbon-fibre pro-grade monopod; Trent, a super-tall ‘Punks’ monopod; and Docz; a foot stabiliser that works with both monopods, and which is also available separately.

The new ‘Alun’ monopod kit from 3 Legged Thing
The new ‘Alun’ monopod kit from 3 Legged Thing

It’s been five years since we last had a monopod in the range, and it was really important that we made sure that anything we develop is relevant in the current market place. With these two monopods, kitted with our Docz foot stabiliser, we have straddled the divide between photo and video, without compromise, and at a price point that makes them hugely competitive.

The perfect combination of size and weight, the new Alan is built for versatility. Ideal for action and sports photography and to add stability when producing video footage, Alan has a stored height of 45cm/17.5 ”, and is compact enough for transportation in hand luggage. Alan extends to a maximum height of 1.49m/58.7 ”.

Constructed from 8 layers of 100% pure carbon fibre and aircraft-grade alloys, guaranteeing he is both light and incredibly strong, Alan can support a maximum load of 60kg/132lb; almost 100x his own weight.

Both ends of the monopod feature dual 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threads allowing Alan to connect to a variety of accessories, and to be used as a camera or microphone boom. The patented Tri-Mount plate has three hollowed spurs for the attachment of accessories, and the unique ‘Big Grip’ provides maximum grip for security and has deep channels designed to disperse moisture.
‘Punks’ monopod Trent’s full extended height is over 2 m [80”] making him one of the tallest monopods in the world. Formed from aircraft-grade magnesium alloy, Trent is both strong vertically and is capable of lateral loads making him ideal for use as a camera or microphone boom. Trent’s maximum load capacity is 30kg/66lb, giving him an impressive load-to-weight ratio of 50:1.

The new monopod ‘Trent’ from 3 Legged Thing
The new monopod ‘Trent’ from 3 Legged Thing

Trent features 3 Legged Thing’s unique Bubble Grip technology on the leg locks and column grip. This offers users improved leverage and maximum grip in inclement weather conditions. Like Alan, Trent also has dual 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threads at either end allowing for use with a variety of accessories.

Both Alan and Trent have a detachable rubber Boot at the bottom, which can be replaced with any of 3 Legged Thing’s footwear, i.e. Heelz, Stilettoz, and Clawz; or can be used with the new foot stabiliser Docz.

The new foot stabiliser ‘Docz’ from 3 Legged Thing
The new foot stabiliser ‘Docz’ from 3 Legged Thing

Docz is a sturdy foot stabiliser with a 30cm/12“ base, designed specifically to add stability to monopods. With an alloy base construction, a rugged ABS top cover and rubber boot adjuster, Docz adds a stable, solid base for monopods with no flexing. The rubber adjuster controls the friction and tension settings on Docz’ ball mount, enabling an ultra-smooth motion for action and sports photography. The ball mount has a 3/8”-16 thread, and can also be locked upright for extra stability.

Pricing and availability

Alan, Trent and Docz will each be available separately, as well as in kits with the following retail pricing:

Alan – £129.99
Alan Kit [Alan + Docz] – £169.99
Trent – £109.99
Trent Kit [Trent + Docz] – £109.99
Docz – £49.99

All products are available to pre-order online now and via retailers worldwide, and will ship in time for the official release date of 1st August 2018.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.