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Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight

B&H # IMVPDDSG Mfr # VPD-DSG
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You Pay: $38.95
Product Highlights
  • Raises/Lowers Background Paper
  • Adjustable Tension Knob Holds Paper
  • Use Chain on Left or Right Side
  • Removable Chain Links Adjust Length
  • Chain Includes Chain Weight
  • Uses Optional Background Holder Hooks
  • Can Be Used with Triple Hook Bracket
  • Designed for Paper Rolls with Cores

The Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight from Impact allow you to raise or lower your background paper with a minimum of effort in much the same way as you would raise and lower a flag. The two expandable cores that come with the system are inserted into both ends of your roll and tightened with a tension knob until your paper is securely held in place.

If you prefer your gear drive on the right (as you face your background support system), mount the expansion core's external channel to the background support system. If you prefer your gear drive is on the left, mount the expansion core's internal channel. Once that is accomplished, thread the chain through the gear drive. The chain has a small weight on it to help with stability. Varidrive chains are available in colors to help you distinguish the different drives when using a multiple background assembly. If you own three Varidrive sets, you can use three different background rolls by purchasing an optional Triple Hook Bracket. It should be noted that you should not attempt to mount rolls heavier than 22 lb (10 kg).

Holds background paper with cores
Chain drive can be placed on left or right side of paper
Allows rapid deployment of background paper while working in a studio; eliminates having to clip or tape paper to a wall or ceiling
Multiple rolls can be mounted on an optional background support system using multiple Varidrive sets
Each set includes two expandable cores, chain and weight
Three chain colors are available to distinguish different rolls of paper
Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight
  • 2 x Expandable Cores
  • Drive Chain
  • Chain Weight
  • One-Year Warranty
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    ImpactBackground Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Attaches securely (7)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
      • Portraits (4)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good solid product

      These rollers work well. Very smooth. Easy to hang and adjust. I have the other Impact rollers with a metal chain and to be honest, I prefer those. I tried this one...Read complete review

      These rollers work well. Very smooth. Easy to hang and adjust. I have the other Impact rollers with a metal chain and to be honest, I prefer those. I tried this one set with plastic chain to see if it was worth it to save near $30...hard to say. The plastic feels flimsy when you pull on it where you feel you could almost hang off the metal version. Same operation, same build otherwise. I'll probably upgrade the chain for the $[$]it's sold for. No question the rollers work well though, I use mine with 2" PVC and some Manfrotto aluminum cross poles made for use with these sorts of rollers. Can't understand why I'd go with anything else.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works well, kinda pricey for all plastic

      Product works well but I wish it came with aluminum chains or something a little more durable and professional looking.

      Other than that, it works nicely. Just wish it was a...Read complete review

      Product works well but I wish it came with aluminum chains or something a little more durable and professional looking.

      Other than that, it works nicely. Just wish it was a bit cheaper for all the plastic.

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      5.0

      perfect solution

      By moda

      from atlanta, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

          perfect solution for a small area to hang paper for a back drop. Very easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Very convenient

          By Behoff

          from Saratoga Springs, NY

          Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

          This is my third set - I now have a black, white, and chroma green roll mounted to the ceiling. This makes it very easy to change backdrops - I frequently change from black to whiet mid session - and it takes a few seconds.

          The only downside is that changing rolls is difficult. My ceiling is 10.5 feet, and getting the roll up that high is a dicey prospect, especially with longer (heavier) rolls. Once it is there it is smooth sailing.

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          5.0

          Excellent Value

          By EiNY

          from New York City

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

              These are well constructed and have stood up to the rigors of a busy studio without any problems. The chain feels flimsier than my metal set (obviously!) but I don't see it being a problem - particularly at the price!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Varidrive

              By Dailyfashionmuse

              from seattle

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

              System works just as described.

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              5.0

              Holds rolls well

              By Georgia from Philly

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                    I did not know what to expect but the drives are better made than I expected. Only issue I had was that fitting them in the triple hooks that came with the set is a bit tight. B&H and Impact told me it will be better after some use and wear and tear.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good solid product

                    By wmkphoto

                    from Chicagoland area

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Plastic Chainmaybe

                    Best Uses

                    • In the studio

                    Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                    These rollers work well. Very smooth. Easy to hang and adjust. I have the other Impact rollers with a metal chain and to be honest, I prefer those. I tried this one set with plastic chain to see if it was worth it to save near $30...hard to say. The plastic feels flimsy when you pull on it where you feel you could almost hang off the metal version. Same operation, same build otherwise. I'll probably upgrade the chain for the $[$]it's sold for. No question the rollers work well though, I use mine with 2" PVC and some Manfrotto aluminum cross poles made for use with these sorts of rollers. Can't understand why I'd go with anything else.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Simple and easy

                    By Ben

                    from Grand Rapids MI

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                        Great tool to use paper rolls mounted on the wall

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By AJ Photography

                        from Fairfield, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                          Easy to use and mount to the paper tube rolls. I have the savage rolls and found them very easy to use. Take your time and the results are great.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Works well, kinda pricey for all plastic

                          By Daniel

                          from Texas/Florida

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                          Product works well but I wish it came with aluminum chains or something a little more durable and professional looking.

                          Other than that, it works nicely. Just wish it was a bit cheaper for all the plastic.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Good product

                          By AMY

                          from Paw Paw, MI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                                For the price this is a great alternative to the more expensive brand name.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great addition to our studio

                                By almphoto

                                from Knoxville, TN

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Convenient
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Multiple Backgrounds
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                                  I bought a set along with a wall hanger to put up in the studio. It's convenient for changing backgrounds and is a space saver over the portable background stands I have been using.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great!

                                  By zarconiphoto

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                                    This product is great in that it allows me to have backgrounds hung nice and high and control them without needing to get a ladder or stool to reach them. Easy to use and instal, you'll never go back.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Value

                                    By Jon

                                    from Subury

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight:

                                        I'm currently using three of these impact varidrive chains for cored paper measuring around 20 feet long (9' wide). The rolls aren't heavy and these are providing excellent results so far. These are made well and I don't foresee these breaking any time soon. I do plan on adding a vinyl backdrop down the road at which point I'll be wise to invest in a metal chain instead.

                                        I've also attached a 20 foot long muslin (9' wide) to a core and rolled it up no problem with these plastic chains. If a chain happens to break I have PLENTY of extra chain length to replace it with as I'm using less than half of it in a room with 8' foot ceilings.

                                        I would buy these again at this great price!

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                                        • No

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