why cheap? well i have an very nice slider, but for backcountry/sidecountry, i want something i can beat up, strap on to my bag, and get slider shots on my tripod.
2 - 3 feet max would be great. i have a 44 inch that i love, but when its $800, i dont want to take it into the backcountry/ its heavy and nice.
budget would be MAX 200, but maybe its not possible.