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Matthews Runway Base for Magic Stand

BH #MABBRW • MFR #388201
Matthews Runway Base for Magic Stand
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Matthews 388201 Overview

This low rolling Runway Base from Matthews was designed to work with the Magic Stand, but it is also capable of handling any large light fixture mounted directly onto its 1 1/8" Posi-V-Lock Junior receiver.

Matthews 388201 Specs

Base Type
Working Height
6" / 15.2 cm
Load Capacity
250 lb / 113.4 kg
Top Mount
1-1/8" Receiver
Secondary Direct-to-Leg Mount
Accepts Second Riser
Leveling Leg
Reverse Legs
Footprint Diameter
32" / 81.3 cm
Folded Dimensions
20" / 50.8 cm
20 lb / 9.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20 x 7 x 6.75"

Matthews 388201 Reviews

Rick solid

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-03

I’ve tried out so much less expensive rolling bases and they just cannot compare. I tried finding one that would work almost as well as this one but definitely not happening. All my stands are Matthews and I’m glad I went with their rollaway base as well.

Well-built, durable, heavy!

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-27

I could have paid closer attention to the specs, but it looked smaller on my computer monitor. This is very heavy and the diameter is larger than I expected. I thought it would be the same diameter as a century stand base. Otherwise, very strong and well built as can be expected from Matthews.

Sort of BIG but small for a REAL Runway Base

By Mathew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-29

This is the base that ships with the Matthew's Magic Stand. It is rated to hold 250lbs! The construction is top notch and it can handle much heavier loads than the Kupo Runway base. Listed specs for this runway base are VERY misleading. The provided 27 Footprint measurement is really the length of the base when folded. A C-stand has a footprint of 37 and the runway base is 1-2 bigger all the way around. See attached photo for comparison. ACTUAL footprint of the Matthew's Runway Base is more like 40- 46 depending on the rotation of the wheels. This wide footprint combined with an extremely low center height and significant 20lb unloaded weight gives this base much more stability than a regular turtle base or Kupo Runway Base. If you want to roll around heavier lights and/or booms while still using your choice of baby or junior risers this is one of the only choices on the market.

The best runway base. Period

By Kelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-22

Don't consider any other runway base. Just buy this one and stop looking elsewhere.

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Will this work with an avenger c stand?

Will this work with an avenger c stand?
Asked by: Ronan
Yes. The Junior Receiver on the Runway Base will accept any standard 1-1/8” Junior Pin.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2022-08-30
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