We recommend a tripod with at least a 75mm Half Ball head attached to it because a half ball head will work the best to keep the unit balanced.
When we tested the JibONE on a narrower half-ball head, we found that the unit will pivot at the point connected to the tripod. There was not enough surface area contact between the mounting knob on the JibONE and the non-bowl mount.
When we used a wider 75mm base to attach the JibONE, we noticed that the pivoting was eliminated, and the JibONE stayed perfectly balanced throughout the slide. With this in mind, we recommend the Manfrotto 536 Carbon Fiber Video Tripod.
Please contact our customer support team with any questions, and we'll be more than happy to help!