The fastest tripod in the world is the HOT-POD 10 Carbon Fiber Hot-Pod Tripod with Pneumatic Column by Sachtler. It’s the perfect addition to the DV-8/100 and DV 12 fluid heads. The Hot Pod’s central locking system releases all three legs simultaneously at the touch of a button. The pneumatic center column easily lifts loads of up to 20-kg/44 lb to lens heights of over 2m/6.5 ft. The elevation force of the pneumatic center column is factory set and maintenance free, A change of location? You can easily carry the Hot Pod using its handle (strategically positioned at the tripod’s center of gravity), or simply sling it over your shoulder using the supplied carrying strap.