The Top handle can be positioned with 1/2 in. Increments on the Top plate, which allows to balance the unit during assembly. The final balance adjustment is made by using the telescopic feature of the Top handle. To do so, operate the lever on the side of the handle. The telescopic handle has a 68 mm / 2.6 in. travel. The internal mechanism is designed to prevent the handle for disengaging from the central rod as well as a blocking system preventing the handle from rotating on the rod. The principal components are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum monolithic blocks. The parts are then anodized to protect against wear and oxidation. The handgrip is made of Canadian maple to maximize ergonomy, comfort and security.