The Peak Design Travel Tripod ships with flat feet, but we designed the feet to be swapped for spiked feet, for those days when the terrain underfoot just doesn't seem to be getting the message. The feet can be quickly swapped with the included hex tool.
Once in awhile, if you forget to lock the cam during the feet swap, the skinniest leg section (what we refer to as "Leg E") may disappear up into the larger leg sections. Don't worry. There are a couple easy ways to get it unstuck and back in action.
First, try flipping the tripod back over to its regular orientation and shake it like your First Chair in the maraca section. Under most circumstances, Leg E will just slide right out back into view. At this point, don't forget to close the cam on Leg E before proceeding with the foot swap.
But let's say gravity alone isn't convincing enough get Leg E back into service. No prob. Just pop the uppermost shroud (the beefi boi above the 4 four leg cams), and remove the entire lower tripod leg. And then, just stick a finger in there and poke old Leg E back out from the top. Easy peasy tripodeezy.
For a better look at these processes, check out the video below, featuring Peak Design's professional Nerd Herder, Adrianne.
0:58 - The gravity retrieval method.
1:19 - Say it loud, we pop the shroud.
1:41 - Pro tip: keep an eye on the bushing if you remove the lower leg.
And as always, if you've got more questions, feel free to write them on a piece of paper, tie it to a brick, and hurl it through our window at firstname.lastname@example.org.