SLIK's exclusive A.M.T. super titanium alloy legs make the PRO POD 600 monopod rock steady yet lighter than it looks. The A. M. T. alloy has a 40% greater strength to weight ration than standard aluminum, meaning the tubing used in this monopod is lighter weight yet stronger than the standard metal used in any of today's monopods. The PRO POD 600's 4 leg section design folds down to a very compact 21 inches but when fully extended the monopod is 63 inches tall before adding a ball head.(additional accessory) Speed release leg locks make setting up easy, fast, and secure. It can be used with heavy professional SLR cameras and long telephoto lenses, making it perfect for sports or nature photography. A SLIK firm-grip surface provides a strong hold in any weather conditions while the wrist strap can be used to further the stability of the monopod.