OK, here's the newest of my requirements for a light stand.
I work without an assistant a good deal of the time so I don't have anyone to hold a reflector or a translucent panel. If I want to use one I hold it with a Photoflex LiteDisc holder that is mounted to a light stand. This always works fine in the studio but never works outside because once a reflector or panel is setup it becomes a sail and the slightest wind wants to move it. The movement happens in two places.
The light stand riser rotates in its column regardless of how much I tighten or overtighten the hardware and if those risers aren't rotating then it's the actual holder mounted to the top of the stand.
I know that I could solve the problem by using two light stands but for smaller reflectors and panels that's a lot more gear to carry since each light stand will also require additional sandbags.
So what is the solution?
Perhaps a better quality light stand will hold rock solid and not allow the riser to move when tightened down, but what about a light stand with square tubing? They do it on the legs of some stands for greater strength so why not use it on the columns and risers?
There must be some grip or boom hardware that can be mounted to a stand and also be rock solid without the wind spinning it round, but if you've ever shot outside in a breeze, it can be relentless when it comes to lightstands, modifiers, etc.