"The Slik PRO 723 CFL 3 Leg Sections Carbon Fiber Tripod with Speed Release Locks when fully closed make the tripod only 23.2 inches in length but fully extend reach a maximum height of 62 inches. At 3.5lbs this light-weight carbon fiber tripod can handle up to 11 lbs of properly balanced equipment. Great for any situation where a very light-weight general purpose tripod is called for, the PRO 723 CFL has all the feature of the other PRO series carbon fiber tripods. NEW S.R. L (Speed Release leg Locks) The New series of SLIK carbon fiber tripods are equipped with new proprietary Speed Release Locks for fast easy set-up and pack-up. These fast easy-to-use lever locks are spring-loaded to hold each section of the tripod legs securely but do not snap-back so there is no pitching of fingers while using them. 8x Multi-layered Carbon Fiber Carbon Fiber material is actually comprised of 8 layers of inter-woven carbon strands that are then bonded together in a sealed, high-pressure furnace. When finished, this material is more than 40% lighter than standard aluminum and very rigid, making it great for applications from space vehicles to tripod legs. A.R.S (Anti-Rotational System) All of the New SLIK PRO carbon fiber tripods feature a new A.R.S (Anti-Rotational System) designed into the leg locks. The anti-rotational systems prevent the leg tubes from rotating inside each other making it much easier to lock and release."