3 Legged Thing – BUCKY Carbon Fibre Tripod System & AirHed Vu kit

557,99 incl 24% VAT

Bucky is a premium travel tripod which is both incredibly portable, yet offers a hugely impressive working height range from ground level up to almost 2 metres tall.
Part of 3 Legged Thing’s Legends range, Bucky features not one but three detachable legs which can be used as monopods or boom arms. With the legs removed, Bucky can be used as a table-top tripod by adding a set of 3LT’s tripod footwear.
Bucky is constructed from 8 layers of 100% pure carbon fibre and aerospace-grade magnesium alloy, and has a new design of leg and column locks. Externally new O-Pads give users improved grip, leverage, and water displacement. Internally the locks have been engineered with a new design of Chicken Lips (shims) which give the locks greater strength and grip.
3LT’s Rapid Latch, an anodised metal leg latch with auto-engage lock, is used to open and position Bucky’s legs, and to release them for counter-folding.
Bucky ships with a stunning new Arca-Swiss compatible ballhead – the AirHed Vu, and QR-Octa quick release plate. AirHed Vu features contoured security cut-outs in the detachable clamp, to accommodate security pins in the underside of the QR-Octa plate. AirHed Vu also has a vision panel in the casing allowing uses to see the mechanism move into place.

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3 Legged Thing – BUCKY Carbon Fibre Tripod System & AirHed Vu kit


  • Impressive load to weight ratio of 20:1
  • Compact size when folded – ideal for travel with no compromise on height
  • Three removable tripod legs – can be used as monopods or boom arms
  • Rapid Latch hardwearing, anodised metal, easy-use leg latch with auto-engage lock
  • Elegantly contoured patented Tri-Mount plate for easier use, with hollowed spurs for clip on devices
  • Usable as a table-top tripod with the addition of 3LT tripod footwear (sold separately)
  • Removable / reversible centre column
  • Three optimal leg angles to create different shooting heights and perspectives, with legs that can be adjusted independently for use on uneven terrain
  • Raised O-Pads on leg and column locks for improved grip, leverage, and water displacement
  • Leg locks include a new design of Chicken Lips (shims) which give them greater strength and grip
  • Interchangable footwear with 1/4”-20 or 3/8”-16 thread (3LT Vanz, Heelz, Stilettoz, and Clawz sold separately)
  • AirHed Vu precision-engineered ballhead with vision panel in the casing, and security cut-outs in the detachable clamp which work with the security pins on the QR-Octa quick release plate

Tripod specs:

  • Tripod Weight: 1.87 kg / 4.12 lb
  • Min Height: 110 mm / 4.33″
  • Max Height: 189.2 cm / 74.48″
  • Folded Length: 41 cm / 16.14″
  • Load Capacity: 30 kg / 66 lbs
  • Leg Tubing Diameter: 26 mm / 1.02″
  • Leg Sections: 5 sections (26, 23, 20, 17, 14 mm / 1.02, 0.90, 0.79, 0.67, 0.55 “)
  • Leg Angles: 23°, 55° & 80°
  • Column Sections: 3 sections – (26, 23, 20 mm / 1.02, 0.90, 0.79 “)
  • Leg Locking System: Twist Friction Locks

AirHed Vu Specs:

  • Ballhead Control: Ball Lock, Pan Lock, & Plate Release
  • Ballhead Height: 10 cm / 3.93″
  • Base Width: 42 mm / 1.65″
  • Ballhead Weight: 336 g / 0.74 lbs
  • Load Capacity: 40 kg / 88 lbs
  • Plate Size: 38 x 38mm / 1.5″ x 1.5″

In the box:

  • Legends Bucky carbon fibre, professional travel tripod
  • Toolz – Multi Tool, hex key, coin key, key ring, carabiner and bottle opener
  • Anodised magnesium alloy D-Ring
  • Premium, clamshell-opening, nylon carry bag with cushioned interior, storage pockets for tripod footwear (available separately), loop zip pulls, adjustable and removable shoulder strap, and carabiner for attachment to tripod D-ring
  • AirHed Vu precision engineered ballhead
  • Microfibre Head Bag
  • QR-Octa Arca-Swiss compatible quick release plate