The Recon Tripod is truly a jack of all trades tripod. It features a quick deployment system with 3 leg sections, new ratcheting/locking tabs for even faster deployment as well as a compact size for packing in. The new V2 series offers a more packable tripod by reducing to a 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 1lb off of the existing Recon tripod. All LS models feature our new leg stopper system which does not allow your tripod legs to cross each other when closed or during transport.