Mines the newer one, one thing that I'm still on the fence about is the twist to lock/unlock each section of leg, I'm more used to the unflip thing then flip it back to lock like on the RS 324. Having the reverse fold is good though, means I can fit the ballhead *just* in the bag with the tripod. That's the ball head, the pan one won't fit.
Here something worth getting if you need help levelling your RSF-284 tripod, I fitted a Gitzo Glevel 2 from Wex £8.80 to the center column of my tripod and it fits perfectly still with the hook screwed in.
After reading lost of positive reviews - I've just pulled the trigger and purchased the Redsnapper RSF-284M & RSH-61 ball head combo to replace the Faith FFC-C001 which I left in Hong Kong!! It seems to be fairly similar in design (bar the separate head/tripod and the Faith comes with a spirit level - although the post by Hotshots above confirms the Gitzo Glevel 2 is compatible (so that should help address this.. although WEX don't currently have any in stock! )
Just thought I'd update this one. I tried to use the RED10 voucher for the Redsnapper 284M Tripod, but it had expired a few days earlier. Emailed sales@ and got a reply within minutes (on a Monday morning no less) letting me know the voucher date has been renewed and I could continue my purchase.
Great service so far, looking forward to my new legs