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CT-3342/CT-3442 Tournament Class Tripods

The body frame CT-3342/3442 is constructed of 7075 Aluminum alloy metal used in aerospace industry, and precisely milled into shape. In addition, the carbon fiber legs are made of tournament class carbon fiber material. With such outstanding building materials, CT-3342/CT-3442 tripods are super light and super sturdy. All other tripods in the market of the same class simply cannot compete. The picture shows semi-finished CT-3342/CT-3442. The parts quality are built to the slightest detail, and a precision that no other mass produced tripods can match. This tripod series can install general mount base, center column, or 75mm semi-sphere leveling base. They can even be reverse upward folded to hold a CB-50D ballhead within 3 legs. We also make stainless steel spikes available for this tripod series.

The main feature of this tripod series is "Sturdiness". All leg tube sections are designed to have the largest cross-section diameter possible to form a very strong and steady structure; In order to achieve this result, we have decided not to apply anti-leg rotation mechanism to the leg tubes. CT-3342 has a maximum leg tube diameter of 28mm, and a diameter of 22mm on its' end leg section (3rd section); CT-3442 has a maximum leg tube diameter of 28mm, and a diameter of 19mm on its' end leg section (4th section). Not only each leg section diameter is larger, we also use a higher strength carbon fiber material to produce the new leg tubes. We believe that our new tripod series will have the maximum strength available, far surpassing all other tripods in the same class.

7075 aluminum alloy is a high strength standardized aluminum alloy material. It costs at least 3 times more than the regular aluminum alloy. Only parts with special weight and strength requirements will use this material, and usually used in aerospace industry.

Carbon fiber materials are also classified as aluminum alloys do. Most of the carbon fiber goods are made of the common carbon fiber raw materials. However, during competitions which call for better performance, such as bicycle/car races, regular carbon fiber material performance is insufficient. For different kinds of strength needs, different grades of specialized carbon fiber materials have been developed. The more the strength there is, the higher the material will cost. The specialized carbon fiber material we use in the new CT-3342/CT-3442 tournament grade tripod has a super high strength than the regular carbon fiber materials used in the market, but under the same weight.

Some remarkable features of CT-3342/CT-3442

Note: all the weights are withou handle foam.
Max Height
without column
Minimum Height
without column
Folded Length Weight Max Load Maximum Leg
Tube Diameter
3 sections
144cm / 56.7inch 21cm / 8.3inch 60cm / 23.6inch 1.03kg / 2.27lbs 25kg / 55lbs 28mm / 1.1inch
4 sections
137cm / 53.9inch 14cm / 5.5inch 49cm / 19.3inch 1.05kg / 2.31lbs 25kg / 55lbs 28mm / 1.1inch


CNC milled 7075 aluminum body
and Laser-Engraved Mark


We designed a new CB-50D ballhead to match CT-3342/CT-3442's reverse folding style. This new ballhead use separate sphere and base-plate locking mechanism, and can apply strong locking forces to both sphere and base plate. This new mechanism improves the loose locking problem of the base plate.

CT-3442 with a CB-50D


Available Options

CT- 3342 CCKit (for CT- 3342)

CT- 3442 CCKit (for CT- 3442)

LB- 7567

3 Short Spikes

3 Long Spikes