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Matthews Mini MAX Boom Stand

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Matthews Mini MAX Boom Stand
Key Features
  • 105" Maximum Arc from 14' High
  • Load Capacity: 20 lb
  • Leveling Leg
The Mini MAX Boom Stand from Matthews solves the problem of rigging light fixtures in inaccessible spaces on set. Placed far outside of the shot, the Mini MAX can strategically hold lights on a maximum arc of 105".
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Matthews Mini Max Overview

The Mini MAX Boom Stand from Matthews solves the problem of rigging light fixtures in inaccessible spaces on set. Placed far outside of the shot, the Mini MAX can strategically hold lights on a maximum arc of 105".
Mini MAX easily flies fixtures of up to 20 lb on an 8' vertical and 8' horizontal extension. This allows grips to provide a 5/8" baby pin rigging point for top and back lights in shots that would not accommodate traditional light stands. For safety, only sandbags are needed as The Mini MAX doesn't require rear counterbalance to comfortably fit into corners or against walls. The stand is nearly unrestricted in its placement thanks to three adjustable Rocky Mountain legs that can adapt to unsteady terrain. V-shaped brass brakes within the Mini MAX's thick threaded collars provide a strong three-point locking bite to prevent slippage.

Matthews Mini Max Specs

Stand Type
1 x Boom Stand
Maximum Working Height
8' / 2.4 m, with Boom Arm
16' / 4.9 m, with Boom Arm in Vertical Position
Minimum Working Height
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Load Capacity
20 lb / 9.1 kg, with Boom Arm at Maximum Extension
Closed Length
5.6' / 1.7 m
Mounting
Arm Mount (to Light/Accessory)
5/8" Stud
Features
Accepts Second Riser
No
Wheels
Not Compatible
Air Cushioned
No
Detachable Base
No
Leveling Leg
Yes
Reverse Legs
No
General
Arm Length
8' / 2.4 m
Leg Shape
Round
Weight
44.1 lb / 20 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
71 x 12.5 x 7.75"

Matthews Mini Max Reviews

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Can you attach wheels to this boom stand?

Can you attach wheels to this boom stand?
Asked by: Alan
Unfortunately, the Matthews Mini Max Boom will not accept wheels.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-02-08

Confused by " A 3:1 weight ratio is recommended ...

Confused by " A 3:1 weight ratio is recommended for safe operation of Mini Max" ... 3:1 of what? Payload to ... ??? This would make sense if it was a boom with and sandbagging the short side.... but there is no short side???
Asked by: Jim
If you have 10lbs mounted on the end of the arm, you need 30lbs weighting down the base.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2021-07-14

Is this stable enough for camera use? Can it have ...

Is this stable enough for camera use? Can it have a PTZ on the end of it for example and not sway or shake when the PTZ moves around?
Asked by: Ben
The general rule is that what you put on the boom should be half of the boom's support weight. Which is 20 lbs. So, a camera with the lens really should be 10 lbs. or less.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-06-28

Just trying to clarify a few things - what is the ...

Just trying to clarify a few things - what is the weight of the minimax (same people say 45lbs, some say 25lbs?? Also is this truly 8ft at its highest (when parallel) and therefore equivalent to an 8ft stand with a boom arm (that can be angled to be higher while sacrificing a little distance)
Asked by: Jim
MiniMax weighs 44lbs. You are correct about the reach, It’s horizontal reach is at 8ft but can angle higher while sacrificing that bit of distance. Check out the info at www.msegrip.com
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2021-04-25

Can someone recommend a travel case for this?

Can someone recommend a travel case for this?
Asked by: William
try this case https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1699214-REG/global_truss_dt_3900_bag_transport_bag_dt_3900l_tripod.html
Answered by: Gary L
Date published: 2023-01-18

When completely collapsed and laying on its side, ...

When completely collapsed and laying on its side, how tall is it off the floor? I would like to slide it under something in my truck.
Asked by: James
The lowest profile of the collapsed Mini Max is 6.25" tall(laying on its back). Laying on its side the height is 7.25" due to the rocky mountain leg t-handle sticking up.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2021-09-03
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