The 3Pod V3AH is the video tripod of brute strength and stability, boasting an impressive payload of 8.8 lbs. The 3-tiered extendable leg system lets the V3AH reach heights of 61", and features sturdy rubber feet, large, easy to grasp locking knobs, and a torsion resistant aluminum center brace for added strength. The professional 2-Way fluid metal panhead attaches to the tripod body with a half-bowl adaptor mounting system for fast leveling and sturdy orientation. The smooth action of the fluid head drag is selectively set by the levers on each axis of movement, for horizontal panning and vertical tilt. The head is graced with state-of-the-art dampening, counterbalance and drag functions, a built-in bubble level, and individual movement locks. The custom length, fully adjustable textured handle, and assures a 360 degree range of silent, jitter-free motion. An included sliding quick-release plate detaches from the panhead with a spring release pin and locks firmly in a snap.