The ClassicBall 5 II is a top-quality ball and socket head with several innovative features, and with a high payload-to-weight ratio. Version II now can be used conventionally or upside down to facilitate accurate panning. Top and bottom connections are reversible 1/4" or 3/8" screw, or 3/8" socket (this can be adapted to 1/4" if required). Three vertical 90° slots allow 180° side-to-side movement, and friction control is by click stops, which allows a precise, repeatable setting for different loads. The ball lock lever has a short throw and minimal bulk to avoid snagging and give easy use, even with gloves.