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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Despite the cheap price and bad reviews, it works great. Don't know why everyone's complaining so much about such a simple fix.
on January 3, 2014
First of all, I'm a downhill mtb racer, dirt jumper, surfer, skateboarder, moto rider, and I'm a weekend off-roader. When I read these reviews I was actually surprised at all the complaining of the pole spin (yes there is pole spin after using it for awhile), but even when it does start happening, it's such an easy fix. All you need to do is take a set of pliers, and clamp the tops of each slider on both sides just a tiny bit (this will tighten them up making them harder to slide and they will no longer twist. Other than that one simple issue, this monopod is pretty damn good for your money. I beat the living hell out of mine, and it's still going strong. I use mine with a gopro hero 3+ and have had absolutely no problems with mine (after tightening the sliders). The adjustability on this monopod is actually really good, Full 360 degree rotation on the top piece (that's what the little nob up top is for), and 180 degree of angle adjustment. Works great, it's cheap, and looks decent. I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 just because of the pole twist issue, but I went ahead and gave it 5 stars because I'm very pleased with how this monopod has worked out for me.