This just in -
The secret is now flushed into the bright light of day ...
Manfrotto has been caught using a throw-whatever on their tripod optic/camera mount, and it appears to have been going on for years ! ! !
O - M - G ! !
Don't they know they didn't invent the throw-whatever ??? Don't they know the throw-whatever was / is patented, trademarked, service marked, numbered, signed, and whatever else I missed ???
Some people's kids ... SOME PEOPLE'S KIDS ! !
As more information is made available, you must stay tuned and be the first to read it here ...
ETA - This is all tongue-in-cheek ... as we are Manfrotto dealers.
God Bless Our Troops ... Especially Our Snipers.
ETA - We've done the math. ;-) You learn things while building 100,000+ mounts ... and we include it in every mount going out our door. ML