The GM5561T Traveler Monopod is the ultimate professional monopod. It combines extreme lightweight and compactness with highest rigidity and pay load performance standards. It has been specifically designed for the sports photographer that requires a solid support for long lenses and yet compact and easy to carry and transport. It incorporates the latest Gitzo technologies including Power Disc, G-Lock, 6X tubing, self locking removable foot and the exclusive belt clip to satisfy the carrying needs of every sport photographer.GM5561TFeatures:G-LOCK - G-Lock is the Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.LEG ENDS - All tripods and monopods in Series 1 and above are provided with removable rubber feet. This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes. (4 sections tripods in Series 1 are excluded because the final leg section is too narrow to fit these ends).SAFE LOCK - Safe Lock is a special techno polymer that maximises locking torque and equipment stabilisation. It is used on the upper discs of tripods and heads, and in applications where the equipment is rotated and screwed onto the support to eliminate micro movements and vibration.POWER DISC - The new tripod upper disc is called "Power Disc". It is made of machined solid aluminum and it now features two locking screws, one to lock the head, the other to safely lock the disc onto the column. The "Power Disc" gives a rock solid connection of the whole system for additional safety and stability.