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Anybody know what these are called? I really dig the reverse-folding legs, and the fact that they look like they weigh half a pound at most. In fact, they look kinda like re-purposed cheapie music stands, but I barely trust those things to hold up a script, let alone expensive mics.



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Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black light stand http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/612771-REG/Manfrotto_5001B_5001B_Nano_Black_Light.html

They are great. It is threaded for a pistol grip on the top, very very light, collapses down to a nice tight parcel and the wide base when fully open makes them pretty sturdy.

Plus they are not outrageously priced.

PS I think these stands were Noise Jockey's find originally (or at least I saw it on his site first) http://www.noisejockey.net/blog/2009/07/07/lightweight-mic-stands-in-the-field/

  • Mafrotto, that may be the best name I've ever heard.
    – g.a.harry
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 16:08
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    thanks to Nathan for the original post - I wouldn't have known of these stands otherwise, and they weight about a quarter of my other stands!
    – user49
    Commented Mar 9, 2011 at 17:50

Here is the post with everything described: http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/safe-travel-with-gear-2

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