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#1 Claus Stuhlweissenburg

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

Seems I'm traveling more and more lately. I have a c stand with a turtle base but I was wondering if anyone was using something that was more compact, lightweight and practical


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#2 Andrew Ansnick

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

Check out the collapsible C-stand Tiffen sells with their smaller rigs (pilot, scout, etc.). It has a turtle base and packs into a very small and manageable travel bag. http://www.tiffen.co...temnum=601-7910
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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

I think Andrew works for the department of redundancy department.

I personally hate ising c-stands -- they flex way too much if you have a full sized rig (I don't know what you fly).

I gave up and just use the American Grip combo steadicam stand (the new version has a much wider base -- I have never needed a bag. For shipping I loosen the three allens and the whole telescoping secion comes apart and fits nicely into a pelican 1650 with other aks. It is heavier than a c-stand but much more secure if you do fly a heavy load.
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#4 James Davis

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

What Ron said, I started off with a shitty C-stand and switched to one of American Grip stands, unlike a c-stand it doesn't flex like crazy and feel like it's going to snap when you put a heavy rig on it, also it doesn't really need a sandbag on the bottom to stay stable thanks to the weight and wide base, with a bit of padding around it, it fits perfectly into a tall ronford tripod case.

There are probably some smaller case alternatives around if you look though.


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#5 Claus Stuhlweissenburg

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

Thanks for the input. I'll look into it


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#6 James Davis

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:23 AM

Reading Rons post his idea of taking it apart and putting it into a 1650 is pretty good, probably easier for transport too than a bulky tripod case.
I'll look into that myself next time I need to fly with gear.
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#7 RonBaldwin

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

My gear is mid-transit right now, but can snap a pic when (if?) if it shows up in a few days.
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#8 James Davis

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:16 PM

Yeah please that'd be cool mate, I think I get what you're describing but it would definitely me useful to see how you disassembled it and packaged it for sure just to confirm my thoughts if anything.

Cheers

James
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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:27 PM

here are some pics of the stand in two pieces.  It is pictured in a Pelican 1630 (the length is actually about .5 inch shorter than a 1650)

 

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#10 James Davis

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:22 AM

Thanks Ron, that's great, I never thought of packing it like that, very helpful.
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#11 Claus Stuhlweissenburg

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thanks Ron


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