Tripods are generally quite heavy and cumbersome, but the Lumapod manages to set itself apart by utilizing a tensioning system for stability. This tensioning system is held in place with strings, both of which extend from the tripod's head to its three feet. All of the feet feature the tensioning string system for stability on all fronts.
The Lumapod draws some resemblances to monopods with pop-out legs but unlike monopods, this tripod is meant to be left in a single position. The tensioning system used in the Lumapod is patented to the company and was specially designed to ensure the short legs can be as stable as much larger counterparts. These shorter legs contribute to the tripod's compact nature and help reduce weight when being used on long excursions.
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