I bought my copy of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus 2.5 years ago, used for about 80$, off some private seller through a Swiss photography marketplace website. After some first tests, I was convinced that this great little tripod thing would be a lot of fun to work with during my coming two months of traveling. I did not have a fitting lightweight ballhead for it, though, so I planned on buying one in New York’s huge B&H megastore. I used it without a ballhead for like two days and even like that, due to the enorm flexibility of the «legs», it was performing quite well.