Recently there has been some discussion on this forum with regard to tripods. When I was young and skint I bought a Werra3 to record my young family. Tripods were a bit expensive for a good support and so I asked my Father to make me one. I have since bought a Manfrotto. They both weigh 3.0 kg with heads, they both extend to 1960mm high, but the Manfrotto folds to 150mm shorter. The Coombes is risky on polished floors, otherwise I may have wasted my money.