I bought a gripper pad to be able to mount my camera on my bike or car. The suction pad works great but the cheap ass ball and socket mount isn't so great. 5D and 16-35 lens mounted on gripper pad. Everything is as tight as I can make it. With one finger I can easily move the camera. this is the pos ball and socket mount. I ordered another suction pad with a 1/4" screw mounted on it. I've got a Bogen/Manfrotto ball head that I'll mount to it and use that.