Didn’t like this tripod and mount at first, but it actually works pretty well once you get the hang of it. Some say it looks cheesy, but it is very comfortable to work with, and you can’t argue with that. I’ve mounted scopes probably too big for it, like 135mm f6.7 newt. Damping issues can become something you have to live with sometimes. But you have BOTH slow motion controls AND clutches. Very nice for, oh, maybe a 90mm refractor or mak.
I am pleased with this tripod. It is intended for a light grab and go telescope and It functions very well as such.