Longer handle is easier to grip. Integrated hook allows weight to hang and increase inertia of the tripod. APB O-ring keeps removable hook secure.
Cannot replace the handle on Gitzo Systematic leveling bases. However, our Versa Series 3 leveling bases can be installed in the Gitzo video bowl on Gitzo Series 3 Systematic tripods. Replace your Gitzo leveling base with a Really Right Stuff leveling base.