3 Legged Thing’s 1 Legged Things

Written by Gina Stephens

3 Parted Thing have announced two new monopods monopod, also called a unipod, is a single staff or pole used to help support cameras, binoculars, rifles or other precision, which they are calling the 1 Legged Thing. 

The two new monopods are Alan, a rugged carbon tendril professional monopod; Trent, an ultra-tall Punks monopod; and Docz; a foot stabiliser that works with both monopods, and which is also at separately.

Ideal for action and sports photography and to add stability when creating video footage, Alan has a stored height of 45 cm / 17.5 ”, and is laconic enough for transportation in hand luggage. Alan extends to a maximum height of 1.49 m / 58.7 ”. Formed from 8 layers of 100{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} flawless carbon fibre and aircraft-grade alloys, ensuring he is both light and incredibly strong, Alan can support a maximum load of 60 kg / 132 lb – all but 100x his own weight!

Punks monopod Trent’s full extended height is over 2 m (80”) making him one of the tallest monopods in the epoch today. Formed from aircraft-grade magnesium alloy, Trent is both strong vertically, and is capable of lateral loads making him ideal for use as a camera or microphone grow. Trent’s maximum load capability is 30 kg / 66 lb, giving him an impressive load-to-weight ratio of 50:1.

Both monopods have 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 eases at either end allowing for use with a variety of accessories. 

Docz is a rugged foot stabiliser with a 30 cm /12 “ base, lay out specifically to add stability to monopods. With an alloy base construction, a rugged ABS top cover and rubber boot adjuster, Docz adds a stable, thorough base for monopods with no flexing. The rubber adjuster controls the friction and tension settings on Docz’ ball mount, enabling an ultra-smooth shifting for action and sports photography. The ball mount has a 3/8”-16 thread, and can also be locked upright for extra stability.

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Alan, Trent and Docz make each be available separately, as well as in kits with the following suggested retail pricing:

  • Alan – £129.99 / $149.99
  • Alan Kit (Alan + Docz) – &work over;169.99 / $199.99
  • Trent – £109.99 / $79.99
  • Trent Kit (Trent + Docz) – £109.99 / $129.99
  • Docz – £49.99 / $59.99

They will all be released on 1 August 2018 and can be pre-ordered now. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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