Excerpt: I work in a TV station, and amazingly, this tripod is heavier than the commercial production team's Manfrottos. It's truly a beast, but steady as a rock, and I have little trouble hauling it around using my fluid head handle to carry it.
Excerpt: This tripod is very stable and of excellent build. The cross braces add to the stability. The quick release plate allows for front to rear adjustment. The gear crank column is smooth and makes elevation changes quick and easy. The only thing I don't like is the weight.
Excerpt: This is a big, stable tripod. I would have preferred carbon fiber for the weight but the cost was not justified. The tripod is fully adjustable and the cross braces add good stability. I'll tote it when I have to, but only for short distances.
Excerpt: This tripod is a monster ! Very solid adjustable, round tubular legs. The center column adjusts very smoothly with no slop in the gears, and locks in place. Everything that is adjustable has a lock to secure it in position.