The fastest monopod in the world! The Manfrotto 685B Neotec Monopod with Safety Lock features the innovative Neotec rapid opening and closing mechanism - just pull the leg downwards to open and it automatically locks in any position, with no screws, knobs, or levers to tighten or loosen. Then to fold it back up again simply release the safety latch and pull the trigger and push the leg closed. A convenient rubber pedal attached to the bottom section allows you to open the monopod without having use your other hand. It's 'upside-down' leg construction also prevents water or mud from entering the monopod and a padded leg-warmer protects your hands from hot and cold weather.