Has anyone come across a way to connect a strap to the Gitzo so it can be carried across the shoulder? Used to do that with my previous NeoTec and miss it a lot. Having the hands free was much more comfortable and also allowed that quick handheld shot without having to carefully lay the tripod down on the ground first.
I use 3530 Gitzo, so it has a center column, but it should work the same. I got from Loews Hardware store two blank key-rings. They are @ 1.75" in diameter. I hooked one in the leg where it is attached to the lock levers. The second one to the bottom of my center column, but in your case attached to the bottom of the leg. This you can do by removing the rubber feet & attaching to the screw post of the feet. I used an old strap from my camera bag, adjusted the length & attached to the hooks/rings..voila! I travelled this spring & worked perfectly with BH-55 ballhead attached. Total cost under $1.50