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flowtech®

Revolutionise the way you work with the world’s fastest tripod

The award-winning flowtech®, a versatile, lightweight tripod that is easier and faster to deploy and adjust than any other tripod. Performance tested in extreme conditions, flowtech® is a revolution in tripod technology, giving the camera operator ultimate versatility and improving their workflow.

Revolutionise the way you work – wherever and however you work – with flowtech, the world’s fastest tripod. Available in 75mm and 100mm with mid-level or ground-level spreader or without spreader to match your way of working. flowtech®75 aktiv has a payload capacity of 20kg / 44lb, while flowtech®100 supports a heavier payload of up to 30kg / 66lb.-

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Why is flowtech® award-winning?

Quick release brakes

Unique quick release brakes

Deploy and adjust your tripod in an instant

Lightweight and easy to transport

Lightweight and easy to transport

New ergonomic carbon fibre leg design

Versatile hinge lock

Versatile hinge lock

Capture extremely low and high shots

Unique quick release brakes

flowtech® features unique quick release brakes located at the top of the tripod that allow camera operators to easily deploy and adjust the tripod in an instant. All the legs of the tripod can be deployed simultaneously and can quickly adjust to the height that you need and the ground’s surface – eliminating the need to bend over or manually adjust multiple brakes on each leg.

Ergonomic carbon fibre legs

Carbon fibre profile makes flowtech® lightweight and easy to transport. It’s ergonomically designed to comfortably rest on the camera operator’s shoulder while magnetic locks offer an easy, quick method for locking the legs together during transport. Exceptional torsional stiffness ensures that the tripod doesn’t twist during panning movements.

Versatile hinge lock system

flowtech® comes with a hinge lock mechanism that gives camera operators ultimate versatility. With the ability to be used with or without a spreader. The hinge lock allows flowtech® to be deployed as low as 26 cm / 10.2 in and as high as 157 cm / 61.8 in when used without a spreader. This effectively eliminates the need to bring a second set of baby legs to each shoot.

Performance tested for extremes

Tested in the most punishing environments, flowtech® excels in sludge, sand and extreme temperatures. Tried in over 30,000 lab-testing cycles – in which the tripod is repeatedly deployed – and 1.5 million clamp operations on the test endurance rig, flowtech® surpasses Sachtler’s stringent performance targets.

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Spreaders

All flowtech® tripods can be used with a mid-level, a ground spreader or even without a spreader. The spreaders are available separately or as part of a flowtech® system. Mid-level spreaders are available as lightweight mid-level spreader 75 or as carbon fibre mid-level spreader 100 with 4 positions for very small footprint in narrow spaces or very stable set-up in uneven terrain. The ground spreader brings maximum stability to flat grounds. Operators can quickly adjust the tripod footprint by changing the spreader extension with a simple foot control.

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Product range overview

flowtech® now features a full range of products including 75 and 100 mm versions as well as ground spreader, dolly and handle

Frequently asked questions

Does flowtech®75 aktiv work with all Sachtler fluid heads?

Yes, flowtech®75 aktiv works with all 75 mm Sachtler fluid heads, including the new aktiv fluid head range.

Does flowtech100 work with all Sachtler fluid heads?

Yes, all 100mm Sachtler fluid heads are compatible with the flowtech100, including the new aktiv10.

What is the difference between flowtech75 and flowtech75 aktiv?

Sachtler aktiv™ fluid heads, with unique SpeedLevel™ technology, can be levelled in seconds giving you time to get the perfect shot in documentary, corporate or news applications. The SpeedSwap™ system delivers the fastest way to switch between tripod and slider in seconds giving you ultimate flexibility. To leverage these revolutionary features in all operating conditions and with complete reliability we have upgraded flowtech®75 to flowtech75 aktiv.

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