The VT-100 Carbon Fiber Tripod System is a complete tripod. The heart of the tripod system is the Head. This head features a snap-in quick release camera plate with safety. The pan bar handle with grip can be attached to either side of the Head. To help with balancing the head features a sliding top platform. A highlight of the Head is the independent 4-step pan and tilt drag settings. The Head takes this 4-step setting system one step further with a variable resistance knob. By adjusting these settings the resistance can be increased or decreased. Dial in that prefect pan or tilt, the Head puts you in control. The tripod is made of lightweight carbon fiber.