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ImpactBackground Paper Varidrive Set with Red Chain and Weight
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (6)
    • Portraits (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Inexpensive and effective.

    By Lex

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Chains Can Bind

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits
    • Product photography
    • Special Events

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

    I have a trio of these drives supporting seamless rolls in my studio. Per dollar, they're pretty darn good. They adapt to a wide range of core sizes, and the lack of a full-width axle makes it easy to accommodate multiple roll sizes. My studio uses very wide 107in (~9ft or 2.7m) rolls, and these drives have no trouble.

    The construction is not ironclad, but for most studios, I doubt it will be a problem. Portable setups where the drives take more abuse might have trouble eventually, but these aren't likely to fall apart without some abuse.

    Biggest gripe is that in triple-roll setups, the drive chains tend to get hung up on the bumpers surrounding each drive gear. Not the end of the world, and fairly easy to work around, but it is a little annoying. For single-rolls setups, this won't be a problem.

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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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          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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                    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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                        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

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                          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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