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jlafferty
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May 03, 2018 23:31 |  #2041

Yeah. I have a crew lay down a pressboard path ahead of me.

But seriously, oops. So back to just kit stand or c stand for me.

mike1812 wrote in post #18618975 (external link)
You guys with Avengers and rolling bases - you're using those OUTDOORS? I thought he specifically asked what stands to use with the 600 OUTDOORS?


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May 04, 2018 09:45 |  #2042

jlafferty wrote in post #18619123 (external link)
Yeah. I have a crew lay down a pressboard path ahead of me.

This would have been priceless if you'd added - "What? doesn't everyone?"  :p


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May 05, 2018 14:49 |  #2043

mike1812 wrote in post #18618975 (external link)
You guys with Avengers and rolling bases - you're using those OUTDOORS? I thought he specifically asked what stands to use with the 600 OUTDOORS?

Using outdoors for like 7-8 yrs now. I have used them on grass, no problem. On beach, yes it is harder but they still work better than any C-stands or the crappy aluminum stands. Wish I could put some pneumatic wheels, there is a company in LA which sells nice wheeled stands but too expensive.

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May 05, 2018 21:41 |  #2044

bobbyz wrote in post #18620079 (external link)
Using outdoors for like 7-8 yrs now. I have used them on grass, no problem. On beach, yes it is harder but they still work better than any C-stands or the crappy aluminum stands. Wish I could put some pneumatic wheels, there is a company in LA which sells nice wheeled stands but too expensive.

Ok, your outdoors is very different from mine. Mine are often farm fields with ruts and obstacles, or very uneven, sloping yards. I don't think I could ever make wheeled stands work for me outdoors.


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May 06, 2018 04:40 |  #2045

mike1812 wrote in post #18620262 (external link)
Ok, your outdoors is very different from mine. Mine are often farm fields with ruts and obstacles, or very uneven, sloping yards. I don't think I could ever make wheeled stands work for me outdoors.

Yes, I like Bobbyz' Kupo Baby Roller too - but for 'mucky/wet outdoors' a leveling leg and sealed leg ends (tabbed Gaffa over holes etc), becomes the priority, for me, anyway.




  
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Jun 11, 2018 21:42 |  #2046

Question - I am going to be purchasing a boom arm to use with the AD600 + a 3ft octa. I'll also be getting a baby drop pin, now I'm wondering how I would secure it all with a safety cable. Does anyone have any suggestions? The best I've come up with is using the extension head which has a handle, which would work, but I would prefer a solution that doesn't require using that.




  
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Jun 11, 2018 22:08 |  #2047

twohoots wrote in post #18643611 (external link)
Question - I am going to be purchasing a boom arm to use with the AD600 + a 3ft octa. I'll also be getting a baby drop pin, now I'm wondering how I would secure it all with a safety cable. Does anyone have any suggestions? The best I've come up with is using the extension head which has a handle, which would work, but I would prefer a solution that doesn't require using that.

I find myself using the extension head virtually all the time, and if on a boom, then definitely all the time.

I do something a lot of people don't do: I actually balance the boom. To approach the maximum your stand can handle and to reduce flex and tipping, you have to balance the boom.

My stands are rated for 28 pounds. Generally, considering the extension on the light end of the boom is at least three times more than on the counterweight side of the boom, I usually need ten pounds of counterweight. When the boom is extended further, I may need up to 20 pounds counterweight. Of course the boom itself is a few points and so is the modifier. Putting the whole AD600 body on there with all that would leave me very little room for error.

There is also the fact that I've got to raise and lower the doggoned thing. No point making it five pounds heavier than it needs to be.

So I always use the extension head on a boom.




  
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Jun 12, 2018 00:21 as a reply to  @ post 18581953 |  #2048

Yes realized it’s HSS. Also confirmed with Godox.




  
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Jun 12, 2018 18:44 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #2049

Think the extension is going to have to be the answer. Thanks for taking the time to reply.




  
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Jun 12, 2018 19:06 |  #2050

Yup extension head is the key. Then the setup is so light. You can use 40" grip arm when you don't require much extension from center of the stand.


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