The Alligator Tripod is a lightweight aluminum tripod (7 lbs.) with extension legs (33-57"). The Alligator clamp moves in a ball-and-scoket jiont which can rotate 360 degrees and swivel up and down for secure gripping. The legs are made of aluminum tubing which improves the leg clamping system and are painted orange for high visibility. The tripod can br used for holfding a range or prism pole on a backsight, foresight, or topo shots.