The AERO is a true Steadicam top to bottom. It's arguably stronger and more capable than any rig in its class, and is certainly a user-friendly choice for beginners. AERO is also a superb run & gun rig for veterans and flat-out stunts. It's rigid and precise and has all the bells and whistles you're used to. In fact, a lightweight Steadicam, harshly operated for violent moves, yields much more realistic action sequences than handheld! And an excessively-light camera (what a concept!) can easily be brought up to inertial snuff with supplied weights added to the proprietary corner-mounts on the stage. That makes AERO a terrific rehearsal rig before you have to lug your heavy metal through those 10 minute shots!
In short, the AERO is brilliant - precise, tool-free, super-adjustable and super strong. It has the same center post that is used on the Steadicam Zephyr model sled, and an even more rigid stage, so with the A-30 Arm and Vest your AERO can support camera payloads up to 20 pounds!