How did Velbon change the world of full-height light weight compact tripods?
Combining the minimum folded length and 4 or 5 section legs for ideal height when extended, Velbon invented and patented an all-new Trunnion shaft system. The name Trunnion derives from the historical military Cannon, whose mount did not intrude on the cannon’s muzzle. Similarly the Ultra / MAXi has no tripod leg intrusion into the hinge housing of the tripod. This unique idea allows each leg section to be the same length. All prior designs have legs of progressively shorter section, due to intrusion from one section to the next. Now a light tripod, ideal for travel, is capable of full-height extension in an ultra-compact design.