Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick head very loose, even on full friction?

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jman995x
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Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick head very loose, even on full friction?
Sep 19, 2011

I recently bought a Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Tripod head (used, but in MINT condition).
When I first got it, the pistol grip's grip on the ball head was really tight.

I've been buys and haven't been able to play with it until today. So, I loaded my T2i (not a heavy camera by any means) with an 18-55mm lens (not heavy either) onto it today and noticed that even with the adjustment wheel dialed to maximum "Friction", that I could accidentally bump the handle (VERY lightly) and get the whole head/camera to move on the ball joint.

Obviously, this does not make me happy.

Is there something I'm missing?
Is there another way to increase the pistol grip's grip on the ball head?
Is this an inherent problem with these that I'm unaware of?

Any help/feedback/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Justin

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