Considering how much it cost me, you’d think I might take better care of my tripod, you’d be wrong. Without question my tripod is the most abused piece of gear I own.
That is except for the few times a year my tripod gets the love it deserves for serving me so faithfully all these years. Several times a year, more if I’ve been shooting in or near sea water a lot, I take each leg completely apart, clean and (sparingly!) lube each leg lock.
Click HERE for instructions on how to disassemble, and more importantly reassemble, your tripod with twist-locking leg locks.
With a little TLC your tripod will love you back for a good long time.