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
Looking for a compact lightweight stand for traveling
Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:20 AM
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.
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.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:23 AM
I'll look into that myself next time I need to fly with gear.
Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:14 AM
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