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Ed,After using a Cube for many years, during which time its performance radically diminished, I have recently replaced it with a FLM CB-58FTRii ballhead. Obviously I lose the convenience of gears but it's just soooooooooooo steady in my not very scientific experience.
My cube is ancient. It was Jack's *first* cube. OTOH, you probably use a tripod head more in a month than I will in my lifetime, so I can understand why your cube wore out.
(That FLM looks great. Too many heads already. Has it ever stopped me? .....)