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Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Red Chain and Weight

B&H # IMVPDDSR MFR # VPD-DSR
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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 Red 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 Red Chain and Weight
  • 2 x Expandable Cores
  • Drive Chain
  • Chain Weight
  • One-Year Warranty
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    ImpactBackground Paper Varidrive Set with Red Chain and Weight
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Attaches securely (5)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (5)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Very Useful Device!

      By Gene Berkenbile Photography

      from Conway, SC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

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

        Hanging Seamless Paper Backdrops is easy with these devices!
        Easy to pull chain to raise &/or lower seamless paper backdrops!

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        5.0

        Great 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 Red 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!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Varidrive

            By Dailyfashionmuse

            from seattle

            Verified Buyer

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

            System works just as described.

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            5.0

            Hold 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 Red 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.

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                  5.0

                  Fits and works!

                  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 Red Chain and Weight:

                      I have three of these and they work great. I really like the roll brake on the side.

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                      • 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 Red 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.

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                        5.0

                        Great value, great product

                        By Rock of Anzio

                        from Bristol, PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

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

                          I like the ease of not having to set up new paper every time I want a change. I enjoy the speed and ease of this system. I have three of these racks in my studio. These are identical to the ones I bought from another store, but at a much, much lower price.

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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

                            • Indoors
                            • Multiple Backgrounds
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Red 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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                            4.0

                            Does the JOB!

                            By Kojack

                            from Indy!

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

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

                                I love it! Took just maybe 20 minutes to install. I have a 12x12 studio so this is a must. Really gave me the extra space i need.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for my needs

                                By Jon

                                from Sudbury

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Impact Background Paper Varidrive Set with Red 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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