The Q.D.T Tripod is truly a gamers tripod. This Tripods sole purpose is to give shooters a competitive edge when shooting matches. It truly features a quick deployment system with 2 leg sections, new ratcheting/locking tabs for even faster deployment. The new V2 series offers a more packable tripod by reducing the smaller center section to allow users to use either their current existing ballhead or any common ballhead on the market. By reducing the center section we were able to have a weight reduction of about 1/2 lb off of the existing Q.D.T. tripod.