eventsof1768 wrote in post #17998166
Do you guys use them out doors?
edit: also, I noticed that the C12/10 stands have the folding leg feature when you pick it up - thats really cool. Do you guys use them on grass/sand?
Yep, I use my C12 stands on grass and sand.
The way they're designed, you need to initially touch the center post of the stand to the ground to initiate the swing of the legs outward so they can then provide the support and stability for the stand. At that point, if the ground underneath is uneven and touching the central post, then the system becomes unstable because it wants to either close the legs again or otherwise tip over.
So the real key to using this stand on uneven ground is to make sure there's nothing underneath the central post, so that the legs are the only thing in contact with the ground. I've dug or kicked small depressions in the ground underneath the C12 central post to help ensure the system is more stable in that situation, and it works reasonably well. I've steadied one of the legs on a rock or a bean bag. I've done other things to balance it. With care, you can take it most places that you'd bring a traditional stand. You may need a set of assistants' hands to help or keep an eye on it. But you can do a lot more with it than might at first be thought.
Hoping to get my own C-stand at some point, too.