I have plenty of experience with spherical panoramas with NN3 and NN4 and now I'm considering trying my hand at doing some pole panos. I've been considering getting a travel pole but it's still not clear to me what all is need to set up properly. i.e. Are there specific issues when choosing which tripod to use with a pole? Which nodal heads are recommended for using with a pole (I'm assuming it must be one of the ring type such as Ultimate R1 or R10). How do I choose which one fits my needs? Is there a way to do nadir shots? How do all the pieces fit together? e.g. do you mount a minute rotor, for example, to your tripod then the pole to it? Are issues to watch out for that are different from when you are doing standard (non-pole) 360 panos?
Before getting started, I want to make sure I order all of the proper equipment and have a good overview of how it all goes together. I've looked a the video tutorials on the NN site but they still leave gaps in what a complete equipment list looks like how it all goes together.