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How do you sandbag your Avenger stand?

 
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Feb 11, 2013 10:27 |  #1

I just purchased an Avenger rolling stand and the legs are very close to the ground which makes the sand bags drag when rolling them. I would prefer a more free rolling set up. What to you all do?


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Feb 11, 2013 10:37 |  #2

try manfrotto peso counterweights.


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Feb 11, 2013 13:16 |  #3

zwicko wrote in post #15598008 (external link)
try manfrotto peso counterweights.

Nice but it doesn't fit into the cost I had in mind. I may have to use a DIY solution. Maybe build an attachment that would allow my $18 sandbags to be used.


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Feb 11, 2013 13:22 |  #4

What's wrong with picking up the sandbags while you roll the stands? I've been moving light stands for 30 years and never had a problem with picking up the bag, moving the stand and setting the bag back on the legs.


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Feb 11, 2013 19:54 |  #5

Sandbags should never touch the ground. If they are touching the ground you are not getting their full support and they are a safety hazard. With a stand like yours you can wrap the bag around the center pole at the base. I do it all the time with a Mole Richardson rolling stand for my 5k.


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Feb 11, 2013 20:00 |  #6

Stick the lightstand through the sandbag handle so the two pouches will lay on top of the leg.


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Feb 12, 2013 10:58 |  #7

jcolman wrote in post #15598613 (external link)
What's wrong with picking up the sandbags while you roll the stands? I've been moving light stands for 30 years and never had a problem with picking up the bag, moving the stand and setting the bag back on the legs.

I boom heavy loads so that wouldn't work plus it's an inconvenience.

Stick the lightstand through the sandbag handle so the two pouches will lay on top of the leg.

With a stand like yours you can wrap the bag around the center pole at the base.

Hmmm I'll give it a try. Thanks.


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Feb 12, 2013 11:43 as a reply to  @ Steve Ruddy's post |  #8

Here's an idea that one of our POTN members, Dave F. (AKA: tetrode) had when it came to weighing down his Roller Stands. I've implemented this into my 8 Avenger Roller Stands and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT..... Thanks again, Dave!!!
If you have a power pack lighting system, this simply made platform allows you to place that power pack on top of it so that it can be rolled along with the light while serving two fold as a weight. And/Or you can add sandbags for stability if you use mono-lights.....


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Feb 12, 2013 23:14 |  #9

I use Sandbags for all light stands. I fill them full of pea gravel from home depot and find it easier to work with and less messy. Its cheap too. In a pinch, I have used ankle weights from walmart. :)


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