The Glidetrack 59" Glidetrack Hybrid & Manfrotto 502HD 3/8"-16 Head/Base Kit from B&H combines two items that greatly match to achieve a variety of professional-looking tracking shots with mid-size DSLR and camcorder rigs of up to 8.8 lbs.
The 59" Glidetrack Hybrid differs greatly over its Glidetrack HD predecessor in its improved levels of smoothness and the highly-upgraded functionality of its feet. The Hybrid combines Drylin self-lubricating bearings with individual roller bearings, and this is how it achieves its smoothness. As for its newly designed feet, they are rubber and adjustable to allow for shooting on inclines, uneven ground, and even upside down. And so a huge variety of tracking shots can be achieved -- horizontally, vertically, on inclines, even upside down!
Like the Glidetrack, the Manfrotto 502HD Head is also designed for smooth operation. It features Manfrotto's patented bridging technology that ensures pan friction control is intuitive and protected from knocks. Among other features are independent locks for pan and for tilt, as well as continuously adjustable drag for each.
The Glidetrack and Manfrotto are conveniently packaged as great matches in quality and function.