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Louis-Daan

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Wimberly Sidekick as Carry-On
« on: June 29, 2007, 10:59:03 AM »

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Does anyone have experience or knowledge about whether something like a Wimberly Sidekick causes concern for the airport security people? I'm flying to Africa and hope to keep the sidekick and Acratech V2 ballhead in my carry-on. However these look like strange and exotic objects to non-photographers.
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jani

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Wimberly Sidekick as Carry-On
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007, 04:32:01 PM »

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Does anyone have experience or knowledge about whether something like a Wimberly Sidekick causes concern for the airport security people? I'm flying to Africa and hope to keep the sidekick and Acratech V2 ballhead in my carry-on. However these look like strange and exotic objects to non-photographers.
Check with your local airport or carrier what the rules say about ballheads and similar items.

I'm fairly certain that ballheads need to be checked in, though I don't know the regulations in your country (whatever that is).
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 05:59:36 PM »

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Hi,
Does anyone have experience or knowledge about whether something like a Wimberly Sidekick causes concern for the airport security people? I'm flying to Africa and hope to keep the sidekick and Acratech V2 ballhead in my carry-on. However these look like strange and exotic objects to non-photographers.
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You shouldn't have a problem with either of these items in your carry-on luggage anywhere. I've carried far more exotic looking items and never had a problem so long as you can confidently explain what it is. The good news is that both items are pretty robust so I wouldn't fret about wrapping them in some socks or a towel and leaving them in your checked luggage either.
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