Really Right Stuff TVC-24 Test Results

The TVC-23 is from Really Right Stuff’s 2 series of tripods, which typically fall right in the range of all-purpose tripods.  The TVC-24 straddles the line though between all-purpose and travel tripods.  It is compact enough for carry on baggage and while the weight is still a bit higher than most travel tripods, its not completely out the range.  The overall performance is fantastic and

NameRRS TVC-24
ClassAll Purpose
Yaw Stiffness1019 +/- 2 Nm/rad
Yaw Damping0.367 +/- 0.037 Js/rad
Pitch Stiffness3736 +/- 15 Nm/rad
Pitch Damping0.598 +/- 0.06 Js/rad
Retail Price$960
Weight3.38 lbs (1.533 kgs)
Manufacturer weight rating40 lbs
Maximum Height49.8 in (126.5 cm)
Minimum Height3.7 in (9.4 cm)
Center ColumnNo
Base Diameter2.0 in (5.1 cm)
Folded Length19.0 in (48.3 cm)
Folded Circumference12.0 in (30.5 cm)
Folded Volume218.0 cu. in. (3.6 liters)
Leg MaterialCarbon Fiber
Leg Sections4
Primary Leg Angle24 deg
Leg LocksTwist
Top Tube Diameter32.7 mm
Second Tube Diameter28.6 mm
Third Tube Diameter24.5 mm
Fourth Tube Diameter20.4 mm
Exchangeable FeetYes
Foot TypeRubber
Bottom HookYes

The stiffness and damping data are the averages of 10 trials for each measurement.  The reported error is the standard error, except in the case of the damping data. I have set the error in the damping at 10% as the standard error metric does not appropriately capture the error in fitting to the data.  All of the reported specifications are measured, with the exception of the weight rating. The tripod is measured at full height, with the center column down.


Example data for oscillations about the vertical axis of the tripod:

Great looking data.  Damping and Stiffness very good as well.


Example data for oscillations about the radial axis of the tripod:

Again, very good looking data, and excellent test performance.