afoton wrote in post #15984970
As long as I do photographing myself, I am more interesting in adjusting my gear for my own needs, than trying to look like a pro at a sporting event.
I have tried my monopod without any head, with tilt only head and with a ball head. The ball head worked best for me, and that is what is important for me.
Sounds like you may have read into what I said, as I do it because the pros do. Actually I dont use one because of the time it takes to fiddle with the ball/tilt. (adjust my gear for my own needs) As scatter commented, and the point I was trying to make the pros dont use it for the same reason. If they had to take the time to fiddle, they missed there shot, and I fill the same way, thats why I prefer no ball/tilt. It's much faster to adjust your pods angle.
However if your style of shooting allows for adjusting, then I can see no reason not to want to use a ball/tilt.
To each there own. Thers no wright or wrong, just preferences..