The SHAPE counter-weight is padded and weighs 4 lb. (1.78 kg). It adds stability to the SHAPE camera rig by counterweighting the camera support towards the back. It relieves some of the camera weight from the handles. It can be attached to the SHAPE camera rig with a screw knob. When not needed, it can be removed easily. It is also compatible with all SHAPE camera rigs. it is made of CNC machined, high-quality aircraft grade aluminum parts are hard anodized for a resistant finish and assembled with stainless steel screws to prevent rusting.