"The Travel Flat FTF18AIN0 tripod kit is a unique design created specifically for photographers who need to travel with the most compact support gear. The combination of 8x carbon fiber legs, flat design, accessories and twist locks makes this the ideal travel companion. The telescoping column provides additional height and one of the tripod legs can be easily converted into a monopod for extra versatility. Triple Action Ball Head The Travel Flat tripod kits contain a triple action ballhead with a quick release plate that can be used in both portrait and landscape orientation. Not only is it capable of all the adjustments necessary for still photography, but also several video movements. The included quick release plate is Arca-Swiss style, an industry standard. Unique Flat System The Travel Flat's innovative design gives you full support while achieving maximum compactness. Twist Locks All the tripods in the Travel Flat family utilize rubber twist locks for improved ergonomics and resistance to the elements. Monopod Conversion It is extremely simple to convert one of the Travel Flat tripod's legs into a monopod adding more versatility. Carry Case Each Travel Flat tripod includes a quality carrying case with shoulder strap. Spiked Feet A set of spiked feet are included with every Travel Flat tripod for increased stability when shooting outdoors.