Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
AZBlue Senior Member • Posts: 1,752
Re: Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

Vince P wrote:

It doesn't spread the force the force remains on the tripod thread. It transfers the force to it like a lever. If the plate had multiple points of attachment then it would spread them across them. Take the plank nail it with a single nail to the floor through the centre. Pull at the point of the nail then pull at the end of the plank.


Vince (Dr Vincent Philpott BSc MSc PhD (Theor. Physics)

If you pull up on said plank at the nail point, you will pull up the plank and do no harm to the plank. If you pull up on the end of the plank, the plank will bend (transfer of force) until either the plank or the nail gives in. That means the same vertical force is now being born by the plank, which bends as evidence, with less force being transferred to the nail point.

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