I totally agree. Earlier I got Dolica 65 inch model and most of the times it served my purpose. I observed that it is not easy to carry around & couple of times I observed that it was shaking on long exp shot . I am looking for something easy to carry even in my cabin luggage and also more stable.
I am looking to buy a carbon fiber tripod around and came across this tripod. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/151376263090?lpid=82. There are many such products in ebay. Not sure if I can go for it or not. Any suggestions?
For something like a tripod, I'm not sure I would pursue a generic model. Think of the cost of the camera you are trusting the tripod with. Giottos and manfrotto have value options as well. Give them a look before you buy.
Just my recommendation.
Second reason for looking for cheap version is, If I see my photography work, 95% of the cases camera is in my hands. Very few times when I went for nature photography and pano I used tripod.
Do you have any suggestions?
Stable means legs that do not flex, enough weight so that a breeze does not blow it over, and even more importantly, a head that locks down so your lens does not droop.
If you get a tripod with a under hook, you can make any decent one more stable by hanging a weight on the hook, many use a camera bag as the weight. You can also sandbag the legs to keep one from blowing over.
BUT ... Be very careful about the head. Cheap heads usually do not hold a lens stable, and it will droop after you lock the head. Its really a pain to aim that 70-200 or 100-400 and then see your target move up when you let go of the lens. You have to figure out how much droop you will get and compensate. I've done that when I first bought a low cost rig. If you are on a budget, you can work around inexpensive legs, but splurge on a excellent head, and don't expect to find one packaged in a $400 or $300 combo deal.