So I have gotten quite a nice offer on a 055XPROB and a 498RC2 ballhead.
The main reason for not on taking the offer so far, is that my current backpack (The Kata DPS-3n1-30) can't attach anywhere near the size of the 055XPROB.
I have been googleing some time and haven't been able to find any backpack yet, but maybe POTN has some suggestions?
EDIT: I'm also considering a smaller tripod, since I'm into urban exploration where you don't necessarily have room for the tripod to be open at the maximum height. I'm really just trying to get a good quality tripod (pref. Manfrotto) which is sturdy and will fit onto a backpack. But looking at the size that Kata provides as a maximum for tripods on their strap doesn't leave you with that many choices. Sizes here. So i'm thinking about getting a new backpack anyway?