Before this video will make any sense, you should know about my DIY BodyPod project found at https://cheesycam.com/?p=93
A BodyPod is not a tripod. It's basically a cut up monopod that supports the camera by use of a strap attached to the body.
These stick things are used to take a picture of yourself by mounting a point-and-shoot camera at the end of it. Well, this is what i’m running around with now for extra camera stability It's much more compact, lightweight, and much more discreet than a cut monopod. I can't speak on other versions of these little stick things, but the model i'm using has some real strength to it to be used as my new 'BodyPod'. This is the little monopod thing i'm using now, found on eBay.