Wacky tripods: If ninjas took photos, they'd use these

Traditional tripods may be the best weapon against blurry pictures, but they're not always practical. We round up seven of the wackiest, most versatile tripods money can buy

We've all been there: breathlessly plugging your camera into your computer, firing up your photo software, and stopping dead at the sight of horrifically blurry pictures. How to rectify the situation? Get a tripod. Lug that chunky thing to the pub, the beach, take that bad boy everywhere. Maybe not.

Or you could follow our advice and think different. Click through the photos to see our pick of the coolest, wackiest and most un-tripoddy tripods, monopods and camera supports going. Peter Parker wasn't really Spider-Man -- he had one of these puppies. -Rich Trenholm

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