I kind of splurged on this, but, well, it's a great tripod, is compact and light enough that I can take it hiking (3.1 pounds), and most importantly, looks fucking badass. Also, it's carbon fiber, which means better tone and I can shave a few milliseconds off my shutter speed!!! My brother has the aluminum version which he's used for a couple years now and is very happy with it, too.
Technically, I got this a little before the holidays, but I haven't had much time to post lately.
very nice, drew. agreed on all points regarding carbon fiber.