Jrp, in the most friendliest way I can say it, truth would be nice welcomed change here. Slamming other products based on what? How often have you used Induro or other products? There are pros that have had nothing but problems with Gitzo and getting parts. Same thing for Markins. I am all for using whatever you want for a tripod or ballhead but to slam other vendors and products unwarranted is why I have to leave this forum. people ask for advice and al they are told is buy this or you aren't worthy. Wow. And if you disagree you aren't friendly anymore. Nice.