(From company literature) SLIK Sprint Pro. SLIK designers carefully examined the trends in compact digital cameras and the needs of those owners then created a new tripod from the ground up. The SLIK SPRINT PRO has the features that are required of a full sized tripod, a maximum height of 64 inches reaches eye level yet the SPRINT PRO folds to an impressively compact 18.9 inches and weighs in at just 31.4 ounces (a fraction less than 2 pounds) for easy travel.
The emphasis on the SPRINT PRO is ease of use. Any tripod should be easy to use, so that more time is spent concentrating on the subject and enjoying photography, than stressing about the equipment. This tripod makes setting up simple and secure with fast, easy to use SLIK speed release leg locks, gearless center column for quick height adjustments, and 3 position adjustable angle legs for easy set up on uneven ground or steps.
The adjustable legs angles can also be used to lower the tripod. When used with the built-in short center column, (the included center column unscrews into two pieces) the camera is just 6.4 inches off the ground for extremely low angle or macro photography out in the field. Another way to get the camera low is to reverse the center column which could be used for macro photography or copy work.
SLIK even designed a new head for the SPRINT series. This ball head features a precision milled aluminum ball for smooth reliable camera movements. This head can easily handle a camera up to 4.5 pounds in weight.
The SLIK SPRINT PRO is available in either Silver Metallic or near Black SLIK Gun Metallic.
Specifications (with head):
- Head: Ball Head
- Column Type: Rapid
- Number of Leg Sections: 4
- Leg Lock Type: Speed Release
- Maximum Operating Height: 163.5 cm / 64.37 in.
- Minimum Operating Height: 16.2 cm / 6.38 in.
- Maximum Center Column Extension: 30 cm / 11.8 in.
- Folded Length: 48 cm / 18.9 in.
- Maximum Load: 2.04 kg / 4.5 lbs
- Weight: 0.89 kg / 1.96 lbs