Well, long story short, I happened upon one of these a few weeks ago that had bad damage to the frame. The fabric of the reflector is in 95% condition, and all the small parts are OK, but the frame was trashed. So I took a gamble and went ahead and bought it. I ordered a replacement frame from Profoto... I got it in today and installed it (not exactly easy, but once I hung the whole thing upside down from my background stand, it was a lot easier). Holy crap this thing is HUGE! It looked like a flying saucer had landed in my living room. This thing is actually as big as many satellite dishes I have seen.
I do not have any Profoto lights, so I just decided to play with it by using one of my AB800's on a light stand approximately where the light head should go. If I keep this thing, I will probably be able to figure out a way to rig up a mount to attach an AlienBee to the post. I had the AB800 at full power, no modifiers attached, and the exposure was ISO 100 and f/13. I wanted to see if the whole thing would blow out evenly like a softbox, but as you can see, it did not do so around the frame ribs.
I am probably going to be selling this in the near future as I don't really have much of a use for it, but I am going to play with it for a bit and maybe do a comparison with the new Paul C. Buff 86" PLM. I am just having a hard time figuring out what I would use it for. Any ideas for tests? I will try to fulfill any requests. I am thinking maybe a photo of my truck at night. Too bad my wife is out of town for the weekend.
BTW, here is the link to the B&H product page for this (discontinued) reflector: