Kupo 40" Riser C-Stand Turtle Base Kit (Black, 9.7')

Kupo 40" Riser C-Stand Turtle Base Kit (Black, 9.7')

Kupo 40" Riser C-Stand Turtle Base Kit (Black, 9.7')

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  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max. Height: 116.73"
  • Min. Height: 52.76"
  • Weight: 15.2 lb
  • C-Stand with Removable Base
  • 40" Grip Arm
  • 2.5" Grip Head
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Color: Black

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Kupo KS704811 overview

  • 1Description

The 9.7', black 40" Riser C-Stand Turtle Base Kit from Kupo is outfitted with a patented spring ring locking system that removes all tension from the legs so that gravity can do the work for you. A "turtle base" is an industry term where the riser section can be quickly removed from the base for easy transportation and the base can be used with a stand adapter for a low mounting position.

The 40" Grip Arm with Hex Stud is a 2 1/2" grip head mounted on the end of a 40" piece of steel tubing 5/8" (16 mm) in diameter and finished with a faceted hex stud to keep lighting fixtures in position when they are placed on the end of the arm. The 2-1/2" grip head consists of a pair of rotating aluminum discs attached to a 5/8" (16 mm) receiver. The discs have four different sized "V" shaped jaws to accept any accessory with a 5/8", 1/2", 3/8" or 1/4" mounting stud or tubing. The "V" shaped jaws have "teeth" that grab whatever is mounted between the plates securely. The 2-1/2" grip head features an oversized ergonomic "T" handle and dedicated roller bearings designed for maximum torque.

This kit also includes a 2.5" grip head and a 40" grip arm with hex stud.

  • Master C-Stand with Turtle Base (Black, 9.7')

    The black, 9.7' Master C-Stand with Turtle Base from Kupo is used for mounting lighting equipment and a variety of light-shaping tools and accessories.

    The C-Stand is a steel support with two risers and three sections that fully extend to a height of 9.7'. One great feature is the "turtle" base that detaches completely from the riser, allowing you to mount a light to it. The base has the classic wide, stable "C"-type legs that accommodate easy sandbagging and straddling of obstacles, folding flat for easy transport and storage. The detached riser can be used like a "trombone" or telescoping arm with the addition of the appropriate clamp or accessory. This 40" C-Stand features a 5/8" Baby Stud and patented ring-locking system that enables fast setup and breakdown.

  • 2-1/2" Grip Head With Big Handle (Black Powder-Coated Finish)

    The 2-1/2" Grip Head With Big Handle from Kupo has four V-shaped jaws, an ergonomic oversized T-shaped handle with dedicated roller bearings for maximum torque, and a non-slip aluminum friction disc. This durable grip head is made of aluminum and steel and has a black powder-coated finish.

    Four V-shaped jaws
    Oversized T-shaped handle with dedicated roller bearings
    Non-slip aluminum friction disc
  • 40" Hex Grip Arm with Big Handle (Silver)

    With a silver machined finish, the Kupo 40" Hex Grip Arm with Big Handle has a 2-1/2" grip head mounted on the end of a 40" piece of steel tubing, which is 5/8" (16mm) in diameter. The surface of the tubing is machined to create a rough texture to ensure a non-slippery surface. The 2-1/2" grip head consists of a pair of rotating aluminum discs attached to a 5/8" (16 mm) receiver. The discs have 4 different sized V-shaped jaws to accept any accessory with a 5/8, 1/2, 3/8, or 1/4" mounting stud or tubing.

    The V-shaped jaws feature teeth that securely grab whatever is mounted between the plates securely. The 2-1/2" grip head features an oversized ergonomic T-handle and dedicated roller bearings designed for maximum torque. At the end of the 40" grip arm, you will find a baby hex-pin with 6 milled flat surfaces.

    You can mount your light fixtures or accessories on the end of your grip arm like a mini boom. They won't rotate due to the set-screw of that fixture or accessory, locking onto one of the sides of the hex-pin. The grip head uses a non-slip aluminum friction disc that maintains its durability over time, offering the user positive locking strength and precise control. The grip head is constructed around a solid steel central bolt with a fixed solid pin to secure it to the aluminum casting for increased strength and durability.

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  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Master C-Stand with Turtle Base (Black, 9.7')
    Load Capacity 22 lb / 10 kg
    Mounting Options 5/8" Stud
    Number of Sections 3
    Column Diameter 0.98" / 2.5 cm
    1.18" / 3 cm
    1.38" / 3.5 cm
    Maximum Working Height 9.7' / 295 cm
    Minimum Working Height 52.8" / 134 cm
    Collapsed Height 52.8" / 134 cm
    Footprint Diameter 39.37" / 100 cm
    Leg Shape Circle
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base Yes
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Material Steel
    Weight 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 53.2 x 14.0 x 14.0"
  • 2-1/2" Grip Head With Big Handle (Black Powder-Coated Finish)
    Construction Aluminum and steel
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.38 x 3.92 x 2.79" (18.73 x 9.96 x 7.08 cm)
    Weight 1.72 lb (0.78 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 4.4 x 2.9"
  • 40" Hex Grip Arm with Big Handle (Silver)
    Material Primary: Aluminum
    Secondary: Steel bar
    Diameter Jaw:
    Minimum: 0.25" (6.35 mm) Maximum: 0.62" (16.00 mm)
    Dimensions (L x H x W) 42.8 x 2.5 x 6.2" (108.6 x 6.4 x 15.7 cm)
    Weight 3.0 lb (1.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.6 x 6.5 x 3.0"

Kupo KS704811 reviews

40" Riser C-Stand Turtle Base Kit (Black, 9.7') is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome C-Stand!!!! A little heavier most C-Stands, but this thing was built to last! Having the Turtle Base option is a very nice touch too! To open and close may be a little different, but it's actually quite easy and pretty quick! If you look up Kupo C-Stand on YouTube they will show you the very fast way to open and close it. The only difference compared to the others when opening and closing this C-Stand besides not being able to use your knees is that instead of having to worry about hitting anything above you while lifting up the stand to open/close....you have to worry more about what's to the side of you.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek, Resourceful C stands - Even Better with Edu discount Bought two of these C stands for a production. Great build quality. Sleek black coating to protect the metal. I have used them multiple times and the coating still hasn't scratched or worn off. Turtle base is fantastic and makes these even more resourceful on set. The locking mechanism for the legs is what sold me. Instead of the traditional screw it uses an up and down locking mechanism. This makes it much easier to open the base. Especially, because you don't have to use your knee or fight with the stand. If you are a student these are a no brainer (check for the Edu discount).
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very high quality This is my first C stand after using light stands and what a difference! Like finely made machinery instead of bolted together equipment. Sure it's heavy, but that's what helps it be steady. As a hobbyist only, it makes it more fun to use better gear. The turtle base makes it easy to assemble/disassemble and transport.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded expectations The best feature of this stand is the slide-up ring above the legs. Locking and unlocking the legs is a snap. It saves lots of time and frustration.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best C-Stand I've added a few black stands to eliminate minor reflections when holding items like watches, chrome, etc. The Kupo are heavier and have a few features like an easy locking turtle base and hex studed arms. So far my older ones have held up nicely over the last 3 years, and haven't bent/ warped under boomed out loads that may cause stress. The finish is really nice.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, Sturdy and Reliable. Happy With Purchase! This is my first experience with a C-stand and I am so impressed with its versatility. I viewed several very thorough videos online to get a sense of the capabilities of these stands, which is what led me to order one. I'm ramping-up my photography skills and wanted a very sturdy, reliable stand for my expensive speedlites and professional lighting (especially on windy days). This Kupo stand fit the bill perfectly. It's build quality is top-notch, the handles are very easy on the hands and easy to operate. The clamping pressure is very good and everything stays in place as expected when completely tightened. It's quite heavy for a stand, but that should be expected with any C-stand from any manufacturer. It's probably best suited for a studio or indoors, but I would definitely use it outside as well, especially on breezy or windy days. One great feature is that the legs, which literally open and close in seconds when setting-up and breaking down, can be removed from the stand and conveniently transported in a bag or case made for these stands. It's rock-solid and I'd feel totally comfortable that it will support any camera or lighting gear I mount on it. It's recommended to use sandbags with these stands, especially when mounting heavier equipment on the end of the extended pole. I'll probably use my Kupo Baby stands most times for my needs, but I'll reach for this awesome C-stand when I need the most confidence in supporting and protecting my expensive gear. This stand is worth every cent I paid for it. I really don't know how it can be improved upon. It should adequately satisfy any amateur's or professional's needs.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice and sturdy. nice and sturdy. I like the use of the lock ring on the base to open and close the legs. nice pin feature on the arm. solid and sturdy which is also a bit of a negative as it's heavier than other c-stds. another minor quibble is that it's a bit shorter than the matthews c-stds.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best! I have used many light stands for my studio at home in the past. This one tends out to be the best. It is very stable and can hold Profoto B1 with the 40 Grip Arm in any desirable position. A very good buy and worth every penny you spend.
Date published: 2016-03-14
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