Well, the head didn't actually break. But the screw used to mount the camera on the head did. Since then I've been using a bolt with a few nuts and washers on it. To attach a camera, I actually have to twist the camera onto the screw and then use a wrench I bring along to tighten a nut underneath the camera. Does anyone know where I could get another one of these pieces or, even better, does anybody know of a different center column I could get for this tripod that would allow me to use a quick release head? It's getting such a pain setting up my tripod like this. Any help would be much appreciated.