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Impact Cross Pole for Uncored Paper or Fabric Backgrounds (106.3")

Impact Cross Pole for Uncored Paper or Fabric Backgrounds (106.3")
Key Features
  • Fits Varidrive and Manfrotto Expan Drive
  • Part of Varipole System
  • Holds up to 86" Wide Savage Rolls
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.
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Is anyone using this to hang 53" seamless? I'm ...

Is anyone using this to hang 53" seamless? I'm assuming it would require using only one of the poles? If that is the case can each part of the pole be used for two separate 53" seamless paper rolls?
Asked by: Ricardo
What would be the best size for the post to be complete it fit it for the background drop
Answered by: franklin
Date published: 2021-10-06


Anyone knows what the accurate assembled length is? 9ft or 2.7m, because 9ft is 2.75m
Asked by: zhimin w.
It is 8'-10.5 long. = 106.5 long.
Answered by: Robert B.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Did anyone else have an issue with the pole not being wide enough in diameter? I'm unable to fit my Drive sets into it making it really hard to use!
Asked by: Amy L.
There is a very simple solution to this problem. Are you familiar with the "anti-skid" material that's used under rugs? It's that rubbery grid material you put between the floor and the bottom of the rug to keep people from slipping. Anyway, I got some 2" double stick tape and applied 2-3 one foot strips on each end of the pole and wrapped the anti-skid material around each end. Having the anti-skid between the pole and the inside of the tube keeps is from slipping.
Answered by: Christopher
Date published: 2022-03-06


Where can i get muslin that is 100 to 106 wide, so it is not too wide for the 106 pole?
Asked by: Robert
This pole is used with a fabric that is exactly the same width along with a Impact Wall Mounting Kit for Holding Three Seamless Backdrops B&H # IMVPDH3WK to allow the background to be pulled up or down easily. As for fabric backgrounds within that size, you can find those here:
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Impact Cross Pole for Uncored Paper or Fabric ...

Impact Cross Pole for Uncored Paper or Fabric Backgrounds (106.3") is the collapsed size?
Asked by: Richard
Impact Cross Pole for Uncored Paper or Fabric Backgrounds is about 56" when broken down in it's box.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-09-12

How long will the background drop be

How long will the background drop be
Asked by: franklin
As long as your ceiling will allow.
Answered by: Cosimo
Date published: 2021-10-07


Has anyone ever used this Cross Pole on a Step and Repeat Vinyl banner? I have an 8'x8' banner with pole pockets on the top and bottom that I would love to put on my Impact Triple hooks, as opposed to leaving it on a banner stand. First of all, I'm wondering if it would fit the pocket at the top (which supposedly has a 2 diameter) and secondly, if the vinyl will roll around the pole itself in the same manner as the paper backdrops?
Asked by: Robin S.
Being that the diameter of this pole is just less than 2, it could fit a background with 2 pole pocket sewn into it. The main purpose of this pole is to add a core to un-cored rolled backgrounds and allow the Impact Varidrive system to be inserted on both ends to pull it up or down. You can also place this pole onto a set of Impact U-Hooks as well.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Hi, not sure if this was answered already, but will these fit inside the 107 Savage cored seamless paper rolls?
Asked by: Russ K.
Fits inside the 107" savage rolls to help support and prevent sag. Works like a charm. Just need to use some paper on the ends or the material that prevents carpet from sliding to prevent the roll from spinning around the pipe. Works really well though.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2022-01-06
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