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retired
08-26-2018, 07:28 PM
some sources of tripod wind flag stands ?
thanks
( way too many advertisers not in biz or account closed)

Richard
08-26-2018, 07:32 PM
Studio Pro on Amazon. They make a really great tri-pod for a good price. I know of several people using them and even bought me a set.

Richard Brensing

retired
08-26-2018, 09:06 PM
richard,
can you point me in the right direction ?
the only ones i saw were 45" tall...way above bench height.
thanks
( did see some non brand shorter lower price, but would like to follow your lead.)


Studio Pro on Amazon. They make a really great tri-pod for a good price. I know of several people using them and even bought me a set.

Richard Brensing

Eidolon
08-26-2018, 10:17 PM
These stands are not inexpensive. But they are lightweight.
Have a wide base. (Won’t blow over)
Have a fairly impressive height range (from low to high)
Aluminum. (Won’t rust)
https://www.fovitec.com/products/studiopro-reverse-legs-travel-compact-light-stand-6-foot
The company has excellent customer relations.

Richard
08-26-2018, 10:23 PM
check your PM's

Richard

retired
08-26-2018, 10:40 PM
thank you gentlemen

Butch Lambert
08-27-2018, 12:22 PM
Go to: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?mxp=30.&ci=5799&fct=fct_a_filter_by%7c03_INSTOCK%2bfct_stands-kits_3480%7cstand-only&N=3660843711&mnp=15.&
They have 22 pages of light stands.
It is easier to screw a ball swivel to your light stand to level your flags than trying to level a tripod.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?sts=ma&fct=fct_a_filter_by%7C03_INSTOCK&N=0&Ntt=ball+swivels&mnp=10.00&mxp=20.00
http://i53.tinypic.com/2yy16kw.jpg

retired
08-27-2018, 12:53 PM
got them on order
thanks again

Az_Speed
08-27-2018, 01:07 PM
So what did you order, if I may ask?

retired
08-27-2018, 03:34 PM
this,
2 pair, 39.99 per pr with 2 bags


2 of Fovitec -
" 2x 7'6" Photography & Video Light Stand Kit - [For Lights, Reflectors, Modifiers][Collapsible][Carrying Bag Included] "

be cautious that are also sold at a higher price

alinwa
08-28-2018, 02:13 AM
Go to: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?mxp=30.&ci=5799&fct=fct_a_filter_by%7c03_INSTOCK%2bfct_stands-kits_3480%7cstand-only&N=3660843711&mnp=15.&
They have 22 pages of light stands.
It is easier to screw a ball swivel to your light stand to level your flags than trying to level a tripod.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?sts=ma&fct=fct_a_filter_by%7C03_INSTOCK&N=0&Ntt=ball+swivels&mnp=10.00&mxp=20.00
http://i53.tinypic.com/2yy16kw.jpg
SOOO True!!

My second set of flags (20-some yrs ago) were black and white stripey things with a hanging plastic windicator, the flags weren't great out here in my mild west coast conditions but they had circular levels and ball swivels...... since then, GOTTA' have 'em!

jlcprec
08-28-2018, 11:00 PM
If you're going to use tripods, the wind must not blow where you shoot like it does here.

Jim

Wilbur
08-29-2018, 12:01 AM
If you're going to use tripods, the wind must not blow where you shoot like it does here.

Jim

I was going to mention that but figured he could "spike" the legs to keep them upright. Rimfire shooters typically use those three legged stands and do just that.

alinwa
08-29-2018, 02:36 AM
I was going to mention that but figured he could "spike" the legs to keep them upright. Rimfire shooters typically use those three legged stands and do just that.
I spike the legs on mine using aluminum gutter spikes. They're lightweight, set out where you can reach them and beat trying to jam that silly center-post in between the rocks in this left-coast glacial moraine and alluvia from the Missoula floods

jim1K
08-29-2018, 02:06 PM
I used the Colman latern stands from Walmart, they go up to 7 ' I cut the top of and made delrin inserts and pressed a 1/4" stainless pin in and pressed the delrin insert in the stand they go down under 3 '...... tested stable to 30 mph at 7' high....... jim

retired
08-29-2018, 04:09 PM
we have breezes for sure...ben avery br range.
typical practice day , i think mild enough for no tie down.
on match days i have seen sand bags and spikes added.

i have tent pegs and am going to add a couple of small sand bags.

they got here today.
need to buy or make adapters.
the pivot shown above looks good.

Centerfire
08-30-2018, 02:56 PM
I have used the unit from www.guitarcenter.com #1274228076958, pos 107250789 priced $18.19 or $19.99
37.01" to 58.07"
I removed the top and inserted my flag rod into the vertical tube.
Centerfire

retired
08-30-2018, 09:37 PM
phase one....no ball joint
wonder why the alum adapter is so big..
look at the last pic.

when the ball joints get here i will be able to level each one then mount the flag