I have that one and find it quite usable and fluid, but with a Canon camcorder, not a DSLR. The issue I usually have with any budget video head is the ability (or lack thereof) to balance the camcorder, so I don't have to constantly keep it from tipping back. That tension wears on the arms in short order. Ideally, you would just have things balanced so if you let go when it's at the horizontal position, it will just stay there. My workaround with the Canon M500 camcorder I use is to reverse the pan handle, so it's extending from the front, instead of the back. This provides enough counterbalance to the camera with the battery pack attached so it stays level without having to manually hold it there or tighten down the knobs.