The Cross Pole for Uncored Paper or Fabric Backgrounds from Impact is a 106.3" long cross pole meant to hold paper or fabric background rolls that do not have cores. The pole is constructed of lightweight aluminum and comes in two pieces which are easily assembled. The pole is specifically designed to be used with the Varidrive or Manfrotto Expan Drive background rolling systems, but can also be placed across two Varipoles to hang lights or grip equipment. To utilize with the background rolling systems, simply insert the pole into the roll of paper or fabric and insert the expandable cores of the Varidrive or Manfrotto Expan Drive into both ends of the cross pole.
- Fits Varidrive and Manfrotto Expan Drive
- Part of Varipole System
- Holds up to 86" Wide Savage Rolls
Impact VPC-5 Overview
Impact VPC-5 Specs
|Connector 1||1 x Hollow Female|
|Connector 2||1 x Hollow Female|
|Material of Construction||Aluminum|
|Weight||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Package Weight||6.1 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||56 x 5 x 2.5"|
Impact VPC-5 Reviews
This came in two halves. The connector is solid and works well. There is very little movement once it is together. I wish it came sized exactly to my needs but it didn't. I wrapped gaffer tape around the end to make a snug fit in the cardboard core of the Savage paper backdrop.
I bought three sets of these, to hang two 86 backdrops and one 107. The poles work great for the 86 rolls, but I wish they were just another inch or so longer, so that they spanned the full width of the 107 roll. As others have noted, you'll need some padding to stop the rolls from spinning on the poles, but other than that, these did the trick.
Does the job!
Fits in 107 Savage Roll to support!
I went to the hardware store to buy a 2 aluminum pipe to try and put it in the core of the savage paper and it was too big and wouldn't fit in (plus it was $30). So spend just a little more for something that was made for this worked out so much better! Slides right into the core of the Savage Paper and you just need to Rap the ends of the pipe in paper or that material that prevents carpets from sliding. For my next roll I will for sure buy another one of these.
Great Product - Well Made
I use these for hanging photography backgrounds as well as acoustic blankets on site when working on video productions. They are very light, durable, and easy to setup and breakdown. I cut holes in the ends to mount on C stands and they work great. Great product.
Does the job!
Fits inside my cardboard rolls! Yay!
Well made & Functional
I ordered three of these to help some warped backdrop paper rolls that have been mounted for a while. I assembled them with the included allen wrench and inserted them into the cardboard core of the backdrop there is some space between the two which I fixed from a suggestion from another review. I cut some strips of rubber drawer liner and pushed them into the gap between the metal tube and the cardboard tube to create some grip so they would turn without slipping. the rolls of background paper now turn smoothly. it didn't eliminate the warp but it allows them to turn very smoothly. I think that installing them at the start of a new roll would keep them from warping.
I am so glad I got them
They work great with the Varipole set-up to include all kinds of backgrounds.
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