The Adventure TAD18AIB1 kit includes a Triple Action ball head with quick release plate. This head with separate controls for pan lock, lock-in and ball lock gives you complete control. The Adventure TAD18AIB1 features an aluminum leg construction that makes it lightweight yet sturdy. The Adventure TAD18AIB1 uses cast magnesium when possible, making it one of the lightest tripods on the market. The Adventure TAD18AIB1 uses high quality reinforced snap locks for greatly improved durability and to prevent deformation.