The NOVOFLEX BasicBall Tabletop Tripod is essentially a "do-it-yourself" tripod base that can be configured into practically any kind of set-up. The main component is a hemispherical metal piece with nine threaded 1/4"-20 holes in it that allows the height to be fixed at 2.4", 5.7", or 8.3". The BasicBall system allows you to attach one rod to make a monopod, two to make a "duopod," or three to make a tripod. The basic rods can be also screwed together for increased length. With separate purchase additional extension legs, the maximum height is 13". The BasicBall is designed for all ground level photography. Its load capacity with the standard 7.9" legs included in this listing is 55 lbs.