Gitzo carbon fiber creak?

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TheMatrix
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Gitzo carbon fiber creak?
Nov 3, 2007

Hello-

I bought a Gitzo GT2530EX today. For those that don't know, it's the Explorer series and the centerpost is tightened via a thumbnut of sorts. Well, I tightened it using a normal amount of pressure, and I heard the carbon fiber centerpost creak a little. It's reproducable whenever and where ever I tighten it.

So, now I'm paranoid my $500 tripod is cracked. Is it normal to hear the carbon fiber flex like that?

All I used was thumb pressure...since it is a thumbnut after all...how could that have damaged it?

Thanks.

-TM

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