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Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black)

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Price: $168.95
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Product Highlights
  • Detachable Base
  • Twist & Release Locking Legs
  • 40" Riser
  • Stand Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • 40" Grip Arm with Attached 2.5" Head
  • 2.5" Grip Head
  • 5/8" Top Stud

This Impact Master Century C Stand Kit (10.75') is comprised of a C-stand, 2.5" grip head and 40" extension arm. The stand features a patented locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage. The included extension grip arm fits neatly into the stand's removable 2.5" grip head, allowing you to offset the stand and cantilever flags, gobos or lights out of the way of the action. The stand has a low center of gravity which allows mounting of heavy equipment without tipping. The legs are perfectly shaped for saddlebag-type sandbags. The kit is also often used as a short boom.

For complete specs on the items included in this kit please click on the links below:

Black C-Stand
Black Grip Arm
2.5" Grip Head

Fold-away, twist and release locking legs.
Durable finish resists all weather conditions.
Innovative design on the Century Stand base allows individual legs to be set at any angle, and can be positioned in locations not possible with classic stands.
Ergonomic "T" shaped handles are "captive" -- they do not come off of the stand when unscrewed, preventing loss.
Each riser section has an external rubber gasket, which protects your equipment and fingers from sudden drops in stand elevation.
Minimum Height 4.75' (1.5 m)
Maximum Height 10.75' (3.3m)
Closed Length 4.75' (1.5 m)
Footprint Diameter 37" (94 cm)
Maximum Load 22 lbs (10 kg) as a stand
Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) male stud
Accepts Wheels No
Weight Kit: 23 lbs (10.4 kg)
Stand alone: 19.75 lb (9.0 kg)

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ImpactTurtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Attaches securely (9)
  • Long-lasting (7)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (8)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Huge and solid

    By JohnCake

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

    It's freakin huge!!! A bit heavy but that's just bc it extends so far. I'd recommend unless weight is a concern. turtle base is amazing

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    5.0

    Burly

    By Dakotakid

    from Rochester Michigan

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Burly
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

      Bought a third C-stand to complement my two Avenger stands, which I love. The Impact stand matches them feature for feature at a very attractive price. Out of the box, the only thing I noticed was that the knurled ring used to disconnect the base is a little fidgety, and might get fouled if used in a messy outdoor setting. Otherwise, topnotch construction, weighty, and every bit as useful as it's more well-known cousins.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid but very heavy

      By Win

      from Wichita, KS

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

      I was surprised how heavy this C-Stand is despite other reviewers has warned.

      I used it for photography, so I purchased a black one to minimize the reflection. If you plan to use for other purpose, I suggest to buy the chrome.

      *** Pro ***
      - Detachable base
      - Very solid

      *** Con ***
      - 25lb is a bit heavy for location photo-shoot
      - Black paint come off from black stud, but it is not a big deal

      *** Other thought ***
      I wish it is made in Italy like my others Manfrotto or Advanger.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Very sturdy but heavy

      By vismax

      from Vancouver

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

        Very sturdy stand but be aware it's much heavier than most. You don't want to pack too many of these around.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Stand

        By Matteo's Photography

        from Myrtle Beach, SC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

          Strong, Easy to use, works great, no problem here, it fits all my needs when shooting in the studio

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          • No

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          5.0

          massive high quality light stand

          By EL8ED

          from Dallas, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

            I wasn't expecting too much from this product, but the build quality just blew me away. My Diva lights are flying secured now above the talent - and a very expensive piano.

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            4.0

            Can't beat it for the price.

            By ChrisMoePhotography

            from Ravenna, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Had Alot Of Oil On It

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

            This is the 2nd Impact C Stand, decided to go with the black one this time. Love them. Nice, Heavy duty and Trustworthy.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Stand. Will buy again.

            By John Juniper

            from Saskatchewan, Canada

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

              I just received my stand and used it today to hold a hair light 10 feet up, above my subject. Rock solid.
              I'm very happy with the quality and ease of use. I will be buying another when the need arises.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Well worth the price!

              By MB Photography

              from Washington DC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Detachable Base
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Sturdy build

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Location Portraits
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

              I purchased two of these stands to use in a location portrait and so glad I did. Compared to the more economical folding stands I use, these are built to handle any light under any conditions. I also highly recommend the detachable base if you do any packing and traveling. Another recommendation is a heavy duty bag or case to haul them in as they are pretty heavy. Overall, I'm glad I went with these for the price compared to the more expensive version. These deliver on quality and value!

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              5.0

              Excellent

              By Rich

              from Canton, OH

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

                Great C stand. I got an extra grip head as well. Can really boom lights up and overhead. Also got the boom pole holder. Great for interviews and such. All around essential piece of filmmaking gear. I need another one or two for sure.

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                5.0

                Strong Serious Stand

                By LWink

                from McMurray

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

                  STRONG ! Less expensive than one or two of the other "large brands" but in no way is it garbage! Don't expect it to be light, that's not what I need a C-stand to be. I will never take away a star for heaviness when that is what you want from a C-stand. You don't want something falling over because it's flimsy and light. The black finish is attractive and it looks well made. I will be ordering at least one more of these. Unlike one I had in the past from one of the more expensive makers, this base comes off which makes transporting it easier. C-stand legs will always be an odd shaped item to pack for location, but it's worse if the column doesn't separate from it. I love that it does. The 10.75 is just the right height for my shooting. The hand sized knobs are the most ergonomic, comfortable and strong I have ever used. They also look great, the whole stand is nice looking too. I know function is first but when a piece of gear also looks great, that's a bonus.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Y-Axis

                  from Nashville, TN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

                      This is a first rate C-Stand. The hardware and quality in this unit is excellent and it appears to be identical to the Kupo model. It is abourt 2-3 inches taller than the website specs indicate so it will NOT fit in the Petrol C-stand case.

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                      4.0

                      Nice C-stand

                      By PStJTT

                      from Greater Boston Area

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use

                        Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

                        Who can have enough c-stands? So every so often when I see them on sale, I get a couple because I know I'll end up using them. These are pretty nice -- heavy and stable. The turtle base uses a locking collar arrangement, so it's easier to spread/collapse the legs than other turtle bases I've used. The T-handles on the knuckles are comfortable to work with. The knuckle on the extension arm is pinned in place at the end of the arm which seems a little sub-optimal but it hasn't been a problem so far. At their most collapsed height, they're a little taller than my other stands, but again, not a problem, just a difference.

                        I've been using them with a couple of Diva Lights and they are secure and stable. The sections don't have spring buffers on them, so I'm a little less confident when raising or lowering the lights.

                        The packaging on them was pretty nice with most of the parts held in place with a fitted tray. Assembly was a snap. These are the first black stands I've owned - they seem to have a good finish on them. I'll have to see how it stands up. All-in-all, I like them a lot.

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                        5.0

                        Surprised by quality

                        By bergie

                        from Grass Valley

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

                          I have used Mathews and Avenger C-Stands in addition to this Impact stand. Each one has a different unique way of opening the legs. I find the Impact legs the easiest to open and close. Solid built stand, and nice and heavy. Heavier than other brands I have used and therefore better for holding down my Scrim Jim diffuser.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Impressed w/ Impact

                          By Harald in CA

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Coating Scratches Easily

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black):

                          Received the Turtle Base C-Stand Kit - 10.75' (Black) by Impact on the day I expected it. Unpacked in a hurry to find exactly the quality I had hoped for. Note: Opted to pursue C-stands as the typical light stands I have aren't very solid/rigid when mounting a strobe off axis (w/ boom arm). Well, I was positively surprised by the weight, quality and rigidity. Adding a sand bag, now, is merely an insurance compare to a requirement to prevent the stand from toppling over. Impressed with the quality of the components and fit. Turtle base is easy to disconnect, fold/unfold. I preferred the black set as it is almost 'invisible'... Though, making adjustments to the boom does leave scratches on the black coating (subtracted one star for this). C-stands are so much better than regular light stands that,my light stands will only get used when portability/weight is important.

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