Gitzo GH1780QR & GH1780FQR ball heads: Max tested load?

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Questions thread
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Gitzo GH1780QR & GH1780FQR ball heads: Max tested load?

If anyone own either, can you tell me either the weight you put on the ball head, or the equipment put in it (so I can look up the weight)?

Why I am asking: Have the later, and put a little over a pound load on it; rated load is 22 lbs.  Reviews on Amazon and B&H, are mixed.  Were the bad reviews from user error?

Thinking mid-size DSLR, zoom lens, and collar; camera + lens ~ 6 lbs, plus the weight of the collar.

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