read about the idea in a pre-digital photography book.
so on ebay I bought
manfroto clamp - $40
ball head - $15
now i got a rocksolic piece of gear.. for AU$60
small compact & very quick to assemble
fits on 'standard' piping that we see everywhere in the concrete jungle
able to shoot from angles other tripods would be unable.
i think it would be great for cars/motorbikes etc..
needs to clamp onto something.
i'm very happy with this creation. does anybody else use similar?