Maybe this is old hat. I dunno. But I strung a long loop of rope from the top of a monopod down to the ground to form a rough triangle. Apex at the top of the monopod, and the two base corners being spread out and stepped on by my feet. Then I pushed the monopod forward so as to create tension on the rope, and compression on the monopod. Edit: I forgot to mention that the base of the rope was rearward of the point of the monopod (therefore, another rough triangle demarcated on the ground). Without the rope, I was able to get a relatively sharp shot at 1/15 second. With the rope, I got it down to 1/8 second. Not very scientific, since I only did one trial with each method (but with several shots in each from at least 1 second down to 1/30 second. The initial image is without the rope. It also compares the same vantage point made months earlier with a tripod.