I use, among other things, a Gitzo 1348 and a Feisol monopod. The Gitzo cost over $700, the Feisol a little over $60. Now, I find I can operate the various joints on the Feisol with a single hand. Very smooth and turning a given joint frees just that one. On the Gitzo, I find I have to either use two hands, or overtighten the joint above the lower two in order to loosen them. Also, not nearly as smooth. Am I missing something? Or should I be ordering a Feisol tripod too? Or use a bit of lubricant?