The Manfrotto 694CX Carbon Fiber Monopod is a compact and
lightweight 4 leg section monopod that combines the strength of
magnesium and carbon fiber. The monopod is crafted from carbon fiber
using an exclusive, patented process. Under intense pressure, extra long
carbon fibers are combined with resin to produce a stronger tube that
absorbs more vibration using a wall thickness of only 1.2 mm.
engineers have also replaced all aluminum components with magnesium.
The switch represents a lateral move in sturdiness, yet a substantial
gain in strength and overall reduction of weight. The average weight
reduction of magnesium compared to aluminum is about 35%