I will need to pull the tripod out tonight to take a look at the ballhead to see how it compares to the one in your link, but that was the main dislike I had for the unit I was offering you as a freebie. I think I paid about $90 for the tripod several years ago. I do not know if I will be able to find a model number, but I can take a photo of it and post it here. As I said earlier, it is not a great tripod (which is why I no longer use it), but it is much better than the junk that gets included in those big box store camera kits. It would work as a starting point, but you would eventually want something better.
The tripods that Sam recommends above are excellent units, but are quite expensive. I would love to add a Really Right Stuff ballhead to my setup eventually. For now, though, I went a less expensive route, getting Flashpoint F-1228 carbon fiber legs along with a Giottos MH-1301 ballhead. Flashpoint is the "house brand" tripod sold by Adorama.com, and provides a lot of "bang for the buck", IMO. The combined setup cost me around $300 a few years ago. The carbon fiber legs are light weight, yet provide a very stable base, and the twist leg locks allow for very quick setup and take down. This setup works well for basic landscape and wildlife shooting, which is my primary focus. For more advanced applications, though, this tripod does not have the flexibility needed for specialized positioning.
Here are the Flashpoint legs: http://www.adorama.com/FPTPF1228.html
Here is the Giottos ballhead: http://www.adorama.c...TMH1301656.html
Adorama also sells Flashpoint branded ballheads that look similar for a little less money, and are probably actually made by either Giottos or Gitzo for Adorama.