why large "weight limits" on ball heads?

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why large "weight limits" on ball heads?
8 months ago

I want to purchase a ball head but I'm puzzled by the advertised weight limits of, for example, 30, 50 even 77 lbs.  The largest lenses (which I could never afford) weigh under 10 pounds which, when added to the weight of the camera is still way below 77 lbs.  What am I missing or not understanding about this spec? thanks, Mike

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