It’s a love hate with this guy. My first Gorilla Pod lasted some 5 years and that thing took a beating. When I had to replace it mid-2016 this was the new version. I like the X-Ball Head with the hand-tighten screw (vs. the bolt you need to have a coin to use) but I wish there was a bubble level on the back like my old one. I’ve had a little trouble with one of the legs popping off if I flex it too far, it’s not a problem but I have to be conscious of how far I push it.
That said it’s still the best flexy-bendy tripod I’ve found, and it holds my dSLR size cameras without any strain.