The ProMaster 3517 Ground Level Adapter is a great accessory for getting an XC-M 522 tripod lower and closer to the ground for macro photography and a unique perspective.
Start by extending the upper stage of your XC-M's 2-stage center column. Unscrew the upper portion of the column (including the head) from the rest of the column. Now remove the weight hook and slide the lower part of the column completely out of the tripod. Replace it with the 3517 ground level adapter and insert the upper stage of the column into the 3517 adapter. Voila! In less than 30 seconds you have converted your XC-M 522 into a lowerider! You can now achieve a stable position as low as just 6" / 15.25 cm.
The Ground Level Adapter can also accept the XC-M's weight hook Just screw it into the bottom of the adapter and use it to add additional weight and stability to your XC-M 522.