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Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide

B&H # IMBGSS12 Mfr # 3046
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You Pay: $99.99

The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background. Total weight distributed across the length of the crossbar should not exceed 20 lb.

The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs and tubular legs, a sturdy 4 piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.

It is suggested to secure the stands with gaffer tape, or weight bags when using any background setup where there are several people, or active children on the set.

Strong support for paper, or cloth backgrounds.
Crossbar may be used by combining some, or all the sections.
Maximum Height 10.5' (3.2 m)
Minimum Height 39" (99 cm)
Closed Length 39" (99 cm)
Maximum Width 12.5' (3.8 m)
Minimum Width 6' (1.8 m)
Weight Capacity 20 lb (9 kg)
Weight 12 lb (5.4 kg)
Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide
  • 2 x 10.5' Stands
  • 4 x Crossbar Sections
  • Canvas Case
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactBackground Support System - 12' Wide
     
    4.5

    (based on 715 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (400)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (262)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (352)
    • Lightweight (287)
    • Easy to use (186)
    • Attaches securely (120)
    • Portable (111)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (50)
    • Weak (20)
    • Not durable (5)
    • Not functional (5)
    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (336)
    • Portraits (247)
    • General purpose (243)
    • Outdoor events / games (168)
    • Studio (80)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (195), Pro photographer (132), Photo enthusiast (76), Experienced (71), Semi-professional (33)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (393), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Portable Kit

    I ordered this because I wanted a cheap portable kit that would be easy to transport and use on short notice.

    What I got was a great portable kit for a very...Read complete review

    I ordered this because I wanted a cheap portable kit that would be easy to transport and use on short notice.

    What I got was a great portable kit for a very reasonable price. The stands come with standard studs so they can be used to mount other items and actually go higher than 10 feet. They are also very sturdy and stable. The cross bar is in four 3 foot'ish long sections that take seconds to assemble. You can use 2, 3 or 4 sections to make a length that matches your backdrop accordingly. The holes at the ends of the cross bar are elongated more than enough to allow the height of each stand to be changed a considerable amount without binding the cross bar at the opposite stand. With my old system this was a huge issue. The included carrying bag is also very nice. Each of the stands and cross bar sections have their own pockets so nothing rubs together. A very nice feature for picky people like me that don't want things damaged during storage or transportation.

    This little "cheap" kit will be replacing my current system.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad . . .

    After receiving this product and setting it up I was a little disappointed in the quality of it. I know it's only a [$] stand but it was REALLY wobbly. At the full...Read complete review

    After receiving this product and setting it up I was a little disappointed in the quality of it. I know it's only a [$] stand but it was REALLY wobbly. At the full 12' width but only extended up about 9 feet (my ceiling height limit) the system swayed and wobbled for quite some time before settling down. It would not take any bumping into well. An interesting note is that the label on the box that arrived listed the stands as air cushioned. They are definitely NOT air cushioned stands. B&H's website description makes no mention of air cushioning so I don't believe anybody would be expecting this so it's not a big deal . . . just an observation. The cross bars are silver, not black and have a fairly positive locking mechanism. Insert and twist. If one did not twist, it is possible that the whole thing could come crashing down if somebody bumped into a supporting stand and one of the fittings pulled free. I believe the product description that states that no more than 20 lbs should be hung from the crossbar is accurate. I would be very leery of hanging anything more. Using something less than the full 12' length would make it stronger. Light weight muslins and shorter rolls of paper should be no problem. The whole assembly could probably be made more stable with the addition of some sand bags. The posts at the top of the stands are removable and expose a 1/4-20 stud. The stands could be used as regular light stands if needed. The included nylon case was actually very nice. It has a couple of Velcro straps that hold it shut. Upon loosening the straps the case rolls open to reveal a tailored system for all of the individual pieces. There are separate pockets for each stand as well as individual pockets for each of the four cross bar sections. Very well made with a good fit for all the pieces. Overall, this is just an average background stand. If you're on a budget and working indoors and aren't too concerned about people or things disturbing the setup it should perform ok as long as you don't hang anything too heavy on it. If you travel, the light weight would be an advantage. I'm returning the setup [...]

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    5.0

    Great produce

    By Bigdad

    from Dallas

    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

    Do what it's suppose to. Good sturdy product

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    4.0

    Good and then not so good...

    By Lisa S

    from Front Range Colorado

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Priced right
    • Quick Setup

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Flimsy Hardware
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Chroma Key Screen
    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

    Easy to set up, great portability though a little too lightweight... recommend using bags, esp. at full height extension. For the price though, a good value for setting up a portable indoor studio.I had trouble getting the upper, and then middle knobs tightened enough to keep the poles from telescoping back down, maybe the hardware on the one I bought is bad? Assistant also had the same trouble so we determined it wasn't my wimpy thumbs or from being overcautious about breaking the knobs. Also when using the full 12' complement of horizontal poles, they bowed somewhat using a clamped brocade upholstery fabric backdrop. I am considering returning this item... will give it one more shot (pardon the pun).

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    • No

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    5.0

    Fantastic!

    By Rik

    from SE Michigan

    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

    Used it right away, big hit, worked as intended!

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    5.0

    Great addition to the Einstein flash

    By david the underwater and surf photo guy

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Easy set up
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

    Easy set up and break down for portraiture and events.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Just what we needed

    By AprilC

    from Rocklin, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

      We bought this product for a backdrop stand for photography and for my daughters 16th birthday to use as a photo booth backdrop. We were attaching different colored streamers to it. The first one we were sent did not work, one of the stands would not expand. This was on Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving and the party was on Saturday. I started to panic. I called B and H and told their customer service team what was happening. They did not panic, they gathered my information and shipped a replacement out to me the same day. I received a new stand on Friday and it worked perfectly. Thanks to B & H and a really good stand, the party was a success.

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      • No

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      4.0

      It's what you expect you're ordering

      By Two Wheeled Companion

      from Ohio

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

        Comes with a simple, great carrying case...one of the better one's I've used. This product IS what you think it IS. does the job you need for green screen or backgrounds-paper or fabric. Stands are pretty durable but it's always a good idea to order weight bags to use on each stand. I recommend two per each stand.

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        • No

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        4.0

        First time working with background suppo

        By danshin

        from NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

          This was the first time I've used or setup a back drop so can't give a comparison to other products but it did the job well. Feels sturdy, cary case seems durable, easy set up.

          Only concern is the top has no fasteners. Very unlikely that the middle bar would fall off but I was expecting something like that.

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          5.0

          Solid support system

          By Bill

          from Hershey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

            This is an excellent support system for backdrops. It might be a little light weight for rolls of paper but for muslin it works very well. It packs nicely for portable use. Might be a hair light duty for a busy pro studio, but with that exception highly recommended.

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            4.0

            Works well. Good value.

            By Amykat

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Good value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

              I use this product to hold the Westcott wrinkle free backdrop. It sets up easily and is easy to transport. In a perfect world, the top bar would be adjustable in length (it comes in three foot sections) so it could fit in any space. However, fr the price, I don't think it can be beat.

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              5.0

              Background Support System - 12' Impact

              By HL

              from St. Cloud, MN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                Not bad for the price!

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                • No

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                5.0

                great support

                By mike the photo guy

                from Franklin, Wisconsin

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                  Use for backgrounds, goes up quick and easy.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  As advertised

                  By Loren

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                    Simple, well-made product, at a great price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Portable, lightweight, great value

                    By William Thomas

                    from Long Island

                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                    This bundle is a great value. Quick setup, and the stands can double as light stands if you're not using them for a backdrop. Used with seamless paper, and the crossbeam didn't show any bending or stress. The stands are very lightweight so it is essential to use sandbags when working with models, children, families, etc.

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                    3.0

                    Not bad, not great, but not bad

                    By LizEee

                    from Usa

                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                    I bought these stands as part of a kit that came with 3 muslin backdrops, the 2 stands and 2 big clips. It was inexpensive ,functional and served in the capacity I needed it to. As we all know in this wonderful world of photography , you get what you pay for- and for the price this wasn't a bad set up.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By ES

                    from Indianapolis IN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                      It's light weight, small in package, easy to set up and inexpensive!! Highly recommended for those looking for setting up studio at home!!

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                      5.0

                      great versatile background

                      By Corey

                      from KC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                        Very easy to set up, as well as pack and store. versatile and well made. quality piece.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great product

                        By jeremiah

                        from new milford, NJ

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                            exactly as advertised . . . light weight, easy set up and storage . . . holds heavy paper roll well . . . great product for the money

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Sturdy, portable

                            By Leighton

                            from Springfield, MO

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                              This is a great backdrop support especially for paper backdrops. Good on the go and in studio. Very sturdy.

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                              5.0

                              Super easy

                              By Susan

                              from Detroit, MI

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                    super easy to assemble! I love it!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Support

                                    By Jo

                                    from NC

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide:

                                      Seems to be good so far. Just set up and will hold the 10x12 background it came with. With the Wide support it offers, you need a wider background to get it closer to the edge so you can clamp it..or just take a section out and see what you can do. We are using it for a portable video backdrop. It's solid enough. You'll need a sandbag on each side to manage the weight if you raise it up high.

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