I have high expectations of this mount - I have ordered the RAPAS and the hi res rotating pier base, although I am not sure if I should have or not.
The tripod for the mount is the AP/Baader hardwood tripod and the mount sits solid on it! I think I will stick with this particular tripod for a little bit (I have about 23 lbs of telescope/camera/FW/Filters on the mount/tripod).
First impressions - This looks so solid - better than the G11 that I used to have, even on the wooden tripod. I was worried about it being stable, but this looks really solid. I am hoping that will truly be the case - I will primarily be imaging with this setup, so hopefully, I don't have to change the tripod. The construction is so very well thought out - can hardly seem to find a fault with how it's designed and made. The only thing that I find "odd" is the hanging GTO box - I think that should somehow be fixed to the mount - but I can deal with that bit of oddity.
I am hoping for some clear skies soon!