Its not a tripod, nor a glidecam. This is something between both and none of them. When i got this thinking i can use it as a monopod and a glidecam (flycam) i first encountered a problem that its so uncomfortable to put a dslr on top of it and dont have the ability to tilt as you would normaly tilt with a pan head on a tripod. Then figured out that i cant use it always as a glidecam because balancing this thing is pain in the a** . If you turn the handle after you balanced it.... say goodbye to your balance. Overal opinion... the worst item i've ever tested.