I was on YouTube a few months ago looking for tips and tricks on getting better with video and ran across this amazing, simple and cheap way to get the perfect pan with your tripod....RUBBER BANDS of all things!!!
I've used the technique even on my large tripod. It works great.
yes, I saw that video too. Ive been laughed at for using my daughters hairbands for that. They look a bit more funky than tatty old rubber bands! They are also great for keeping cables neat.