It's a Velbon Sherpa 450R with a quick release, pan/tilt head (which btw, has a really smooth action and a single control arm). It's somewhat bigger than the old tripod, but a lot more sturdy and will take the new dSLR when it arrives quite nicely (as well as all the existing cameras we have). Max. recommended load is 3.5kgs, and since I'd need to sell one of the children to afford a lens that'd exceed that, I think it'll do nicely.
An added bonus is you can mount the head on the bottom end of the shaft for low shots.
Forgive the poor backdrop, it's late, I'm tired and really I'm just showing off the tripod not the dog and drawers :P
View all photos taken: Friday, 3rd November 2006, This photo: 11:14pm