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ImpactBackground Paper Varidrive Set with Gray Chain and Weight
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (4)
    • Portraits (4)
    • General purpose (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    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!

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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 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.

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                  • 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.

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                  • 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

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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 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.

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                        • 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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