With a 10ft boom, a 10lb monolight, 6ft softbox and 30lbs of counterweight, PLUS 25lb sandbags on each leg, this stand didn’t flinch or flex at all. And on top of that, it still glided around like a figure skater on fresh ice.
If my studio needed more stands this size, I would buy 4 more.
Two things to know:
1. DEFINITELY NOT PORTABLE:
- it is big and it is heavy.
2. Main pin attachment is a junior not baby, though it does have a baby pin built into the top.
Extremely heavy duty stand that should last a long time. Build quality is excellent and from my tests, this is by far the sturdiest stand I've ever used or owned. One minor problem while assembling the unit and installing the wheels. Make sure the nut in the caster is in the correct position. I was told for shipping purposes, the nut is positioned on the wrong end so you'll need to loosen the big nut above the wheel then slide it up all the way to the other end and tighten again. The last two images in the gallery clearly show the correct position (up) with a close-up view of the caster wheel. If yours comes with the nut in the wrong (down) position, you'll know right away as the stand won't move smoothly on wheels and just feels wobbly. Anyway, glad to have figured it out with the helpful staff who apparently had run into the same problem before. I'm very happy with this stand which will handle loads my other stands simply can't. Did I mention this is HEAVY?