The Sokkia Wood tripod is made of all North American maple with metal hardware giving it extra durability. The hinges are self-adjusting and it has durable nylon bushings for smooth operation. The tripod shoes have large spurs and hardened steel replaceable tips. The tripod stands 72 inches at open height and 45 3/4 inches at closed height. It features a flat head with a 5/8 x 11" thread, built in carry handle, weighs approximately 14 1/2 lbs.