The innovative locking design equipped in the side of pole and base which allows insertion of the pole into the base and twist to lock. The pole will be locked firmly until the spring release button on the side of pole is pressed. The foldable legs also makes the closed length of the stand ideal for traveling and storage. It rises to a height of 7.2', handles gear up to 3.3 lb, and due to its reverse-folding leg design, folds down to just 20.3" for easy transport. The center pole with 5/8" stud is removable so you can use it as a 74.8" boompole.