Hey, I tried the epoxy fix and it is much better now. Sturdier than before but not perfect though. Yet it made my experience much more enjoyable. Thanks for the idea, it saved the day. I used an epoxy which made my tripod look more pro and metal like. Love it now :) and the fix only cost like 2.25$ Saved on metal adaptor which would cost ten fold and I think it would be good just as much!Thanks!
I think it might actually be stronger than the solid metal ones. The solid metal ones are I think thinner, and it's thickness that gives solidity.