Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide

Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide

Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide

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The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width, as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background. Total weight distributed across the length of the crossbar should not exceed 20 lb.

The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs and tubular legs, a sturdy 4 piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.

It is suggested to secure the stands with gaffer tape, or weight bags when using any background setup where there are several people, or active children on the set.

Strong support for paper, or cloth backgrounds.
Crossbar may be used by combining some, or all the sections.
UPC: 847628010772
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Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide
  • 2 x 10.5' Stands
  • 4 x Crossbar Sections
  • Canvas Case
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Impact 3046 Specs

    Maximum Height 10.5' (3.2 m)
    Minimum Height 39" (99 cm)
    Closed Length 39" (99 cm)
    Maximum Width 12.5' (3.8 m)
    Minimum Width 6' (1.8 m)
    Weight Capacity 20 lb (9 kg)
    Weight 12 lb (5.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 13.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.5 x 6.9 x 5.0"

    Impact 3046 Reviews

    Background Support System - 12' Wide is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 918.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Design-Won't be Portable for long I bought this based on the large number of positive reviews. The first time I assembled the cross bar, 2 of the sections became frozen and will not come apart. I've had several people working together to try to take apart, with no success. Now I have a 6 foot bar which obviously does not fit in the case, and is no longer very portable. If another section does the same, it will permanently become a 9' or 12' bar. It seems like a poorly designed system for the bar. I can't comment on the quality of the stands, yet. ... I've given up. I hope you have better luck, or find a better product. I'm looking.
    Date published: 2010-03-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't live up to description. Get Impact Pro instead The description says "heavy duty" and "strong support for paper." No, it's light duty (very light). Consider that a roll of 107" paper (< nine feet) at standard 36' length weighs 16 pounds. This is 12 feet wide and holds a max of 20 pounds. Roll out the paper, talent steps back a little too far and their heel pulls it down slightly. Now you've exceeded your 4 pound margin... what do you expect will happen? The paper will rip if you are lucky. More likely, the paper will hold, the stand will collapse, and the paper roll will crash down. Is that going to help you book more gigs? For $100-ish you get what you pay for. Buy the Impact PRO Background Support System for better build.
    Date published: 2017-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value The cross bars can be assembled as either a two-pole cross member, three-pole, or full four-pole. That's handy. The case is snug and useful. On the downside is the fact that the top studs are NOT permanent parts of the light stands, just studs that screw onto the top 1/4-20 screw. I put mine on with LocTite so they don't come off and become lost forever (and you can not put the cross pole on top securely without the little add-on studs). I notice that the tightening screws are really hard to tighten down enough to keep the poles from sliding in or out -- much more difficult than other brands I have. But overall a decent value.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as promised at a great price I only shoot studio type shots occasionally and needed something that was portable too. I bought this product because of its price and overall good/excellent reviews. Is easy to put up and take down, but with 9' paper, it really helps to have a 2nd person. But I contribute this more to the longer paper than the stand hardware. I'm sure it will be much easier when I order some smaller size paper. It has no trouble supporting my heavy 9' roll about 10 feet high. I have found that I do not need sand bags either. The clamps do help to keep the paper for moving and turning. As many have said before, the bag is nice too.
    Date published: 2008-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Portable Kit I ordered this because I wanted a cheap portable kit that would be easy to transport and use on short notice. What I got was a great portable kit for a very reasonable price. The stands come with standard studs so they can be used to mount other items and actually go higher than 10 feet. They are also very sturdy and stable. The cross bar is in four 3 foot'ish long sections that take seconds to assemble. You can use 2, 3 or 4 sections to make a length that matches your backdrop accordingly. The holes at the ends of the cross bar are elongated more than enough to allow the height of each stand to be changed a considerable amount without binding the cross bar at the opposite stand. With my old system this was a huge issue. The included carrying bag is also very nice. Each of the stands and cross bar sections have their own pockets so nothing rubs together. A very nice feature for picky people like me that don't want things damaged during storage or transportation. This little cheap kit will be replacing my current system.
    Date published: 2009-11-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Close, but no cigar... I bought this background stand for an event I shot where I needed to use a muslin background. This kit is complete with everything you need to use it to support cloth or paper backgrounds (2 stands, expandable crossbar & even a nice bag to store it all in). Upon setting it up I realized that is was definitely not designed as a heavy duty system. The stands are thin, although light in weight, metal. The top-most extension of the stands is so thin I wondered how it would be able to support the combined weight of the crossbar and the 10x20 muslin I was going to use. I had it set up for a total of five hours and when I took it down I discovered the top-most extensions had bent from the weight of the muslin. I then had trouble getting them to nest back inside the lower sections of the stands. I would have returned the kit to B&H, but I was outside their 15-day window for returns. Had I to do it over again, I would have bought some quality heavy-duty light stands and the Bogen extension pole (#2983) which I suspect is a much stronger piece than the one in the Impact kit. I priced out the pieces I had in mind and two lights stands with the Bogen crossbar was only $60 more (albeit with no bag). My mistake. Always buy the best and only cry once. A bargain isn't always a bargain, especially in the case of this kit. One positive note though, the bag that is supplied with the kit is a great design and holds all the pieces securely making it easy to transport to locations outside the studio.
    Date published: 2008-04-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from It only does its job although there are better I am not satisfied with this purchase sincerely the materials with which they are made the ligthstand are of poor quality they feel weak and the specifications of purchase says 2 heavy-duty professional support stands but they are not heavy duty they dance to them ascending, I have Others of similar prices and those really feel strong and secure. This system has plastic parts that feel poor quality, feel porous. Although I am not satisfied with my purchase, it honestly does its job. I would simply recommend looking for another option especially if you put vinyl or similar backgrounds with a little more weight. The best thing about this package is the transport bag really looks indestructible.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This is an incredible support system for the price. It's solid and sturdy. I read some good reviews about it before I bought it, and I think some called it good but flimsy, but I could NOT disagree more. This is well made and durable. I love the cross bar. It has an aluminum interlocking system that is so simple. If this were some kind of telescoping thing it would sag BIG TIME. But it doesn't. I put a huge muslin backdrop on it and extended it all the way up and it worked like a charm. Buy this set up! Especially if you work on location. Bonus for men: you'll feel like a sniper assembling a rifle as you take the pieces out of the nice black, pocketed case and put them together. Sweet.
    Date published: 2010-02-10
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    How do you assemble the crossbar? My pieces do ...

    How do you assemble the crossbar? My pieces do not fit! Does the rubber end come off?
    Asked by: H.R.
    The black plastic caps on the end of the pole segments are only included for protection during shipping to you. For detailed step by step instructions on how to assemble this kit please refer to your user manual or check here:
    Answered by: Gradus Support
    Date published: 2019-05-07


    What is the total width between the outstretched stand legs when the bar is set at 12' ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Not sure if you are referring to the distance between the farthest points on each leg or the length of the bar. The stands are adjustable to a degree, so you can improve support. I would say that if you want the legs fully extended that you leave 16' of room, but you could get away with 14-15' if you had to. Just remember that it will not be as stable.The bar itself is 12' long and supports 12' muslin and 11' seamless paper. Heavier fabric will cause the middle to bow slightly, so I would recommend when using a heavier fabric that you extend the legs fully.
    Answered by: Stephen M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I am looking at buying this to put a step and repeat banner on. Could a full 12' wide banner fit on the crossbar or should i make it around 11'? Would this handle the weight of a vinyl banner that length and 8 ' Tall?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I used a 12' x 8' banner on this stand recently and it worked out very well. I will reiterate what Joseph says, Use weights to keep this thing stable. I suggest the 5lb sand bags sold at B&amp;H. These are cheap and I've got 8 or 10 of these as they come in handy to keep tripods grounded, light stands firmly planted, and backgrounds upright.
    Answered by: Kyle M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    What is the measurements of circumference and ...

    What is the measurements of circumference and diameter of the base?
    Asked by: Andre
    Not sure. We use a green screen fabric that was 24 by 10 but turned sideways. The crossbar sagged so we returned it. Built a custom support fixed to the wall.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-02


    What is the diameter of the cross bar?
    Asked by: Central Indiana W.
    The set up is 12 feet wide. I bought the system about a year ago and it is a great value for the price. No problemsRJALight Witness Documentary Productions LLC
    Answered by: Ronald A.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I just bought a 53'' by 36' backdrop paper on this site. Which stand would work best for this? help please!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I wouldn't ask that question here in the Airpods page. I would chat/call the B&amp;H representative to help you.
    Answered by: Moshe C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can the stand be used with continuous light head like a fresnel or HMI?
    Asked by: Ellory
    Depends on if your lights are made to go on Baby Stands. The Plug on these stands screws off and you can use them like a normal baby light stand, which is what most Arri and Mole lights under 2000 watts are.
    Answered by: Ledion I.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Hi I would like to know if the width of the 12' bar across the two stands is adjustable?
    Asked by: Jonathan L.
    The bar is made up of four 3' sections which attached together. So it is adjustable in the sense that you can remove one or two of the sections to make it shorter. So it could be 6, 9, or 12 feet depending on the number of sections used.
    Answered by: Spencer V.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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