As far as I understand it, the heavier the tripod the better stability it gives you. I also understand that carbon fibre is extremely strong (and light) but does it give the stability of a heavier tripod? Or do you have to weigh it down with camera bag to ensure an equivalent stability.
Going travelling in the summer and my current Gitzo is a 'git' to carry about. Thinking of getting a CF replacement but not if it's going to be unstable.