Matthews Maxi Kit Steel Stand (9.5')

Matthews Maxi Kit Steel Stand (9.5')

Matthews Maxi Kit Steel Stand (9.5')

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Matthews 387485 overview

  • 1Description

Designed primarily for use in lighting kits, this 9.5' Matthews Maxi Kit Steel Stand is compact and light weight. Many MSE kit stands employ a brake shoe system for locking off the riser tubes as opposed to pinch castings, thus permitting the use of heavier fixtures.

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Matthews Maxi Kit Steel Stand (9.5')
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Matthews 387485 specs

    Load Capacity 25 lb / 11 kg
    Mounting Options 5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 9.4' / 2.3 m
    Minimum Working Height 3' / 0.9 m
    Collapsed Height 3.3' / 1 m
    Footprint Diameter 37" / 94 cm
    Accepts Wheels Yes
    Air Cushioned No
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Chrome
    Weight 8.5 lb / 4.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 4.0 x 3.0"

    Matthews 387485 reviews

    Maxi Kit Steel Stand (9.5') is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Note: The pin length is shorter than normal I have 5 of these stands and find they are a solid stand for the money. All metal stand solid construction. The only issue is the 5/8 pin length, very short. Makes it difficult to attach many MSE grip accessories properly. They work well for attaching lighting directly but booms and Hollywood grip heads will not lock down properly. You can remove the rubber o-ring to gain a bit of extra length but they are still too short for some applications. I recommend larger stands for those applications that require attaching additional grip hardware. Overall, solid (heavy) stand for the price but they have limited applications.
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice stand, but limitations The Maxi Kit is a nice portable yet strong 'kit'-style stand, but with limits. It's all steel construction and build make for a robust unit. However, the compact size when closed requires a number of shorter risers to get to max height. This results in the top-most riser essentially being a 5/8 or 'baby' extension rod with a pin machined in - this reduces it's use with heavier mods up high and/or with anything notable extended out with an arm on an extended top riser. In short, a great portable strong kit stand that stands head & shoulders above your basic Alu kit stand, but don't try and stretch it beyond it's design intent.
    Date published: 2010-10-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as stable as expected I purchased this as a replacement for some cheap linco stands. The risers on this stand are much sturdier than the linco which tends to bend with moderate weight. I was disappointed to find how easy these stands are to tip over. With the cheap linco stands one sand bag was enough to do the trick. This stand requires two and still not as sturdy as the linco. I have a c-stand which is great and sturdy. Storage and transport are a pain though. I guess I will have to keep looking for something in between. Just not really confident in this stand enough to risk my strobes on it. Will probably use it to hold light weight grip items such as foam core.
    Date published: 2013-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lived up to the high reviews! After much research, I chose this high quality Matthews stand. As I write this, a second Maxi Steel stand is in-route to me from BHPhoto. Solid construction. No plastic. This is a stand that will allow me to expand my off camera lighting needs with future strobes. Aluminum stands are great for portability, but I wanted a stand to be multi-functional as well. Hold a solid boom with a strobe or maybe a backdrop, this stand will do whatever I need now and in the future. Yes I could have purchased a much less expensive stand, but at a sacrifice of quality. A good investment in Matthews pro gear! My thanks to the other reviewers on B&H for accurate and dependable reviews.
    Date published: 2012-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional Stand! Wasn't sure what to expect, especially after seeing a few not-so-good reviews. I am very pleased with this stand! It is of Professional level and has good weight. Some people write in their reviews that the stand is heavy. For me, heavy is good because it has its own weight (should still sand bag it). This also adds to the quality build of the stand. It's also not bad to carry around. I'm a 125lb female and I don't have a problem carrying. It's not like you're hauling it around on your back during a shoot! I highly recommend it! Will be ordering more soon.
    Date published: 2015-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I was looking for a stand that would fit in a location lighting kit for some of my heavier lights (1 and 2Ks, 1200 par HMIs) and this was a lifesaver! I've never been quite comfortable putting larger units like those above on aluminum stands but I didn't want the bulk of combo stands, and these are just a perfect in-between! Solid steel construction but still light enough to be easily portable. The only caveat is that the 5/8 spud on top is (like many other kit stands) relatively short, so don't expect to put a typical C-stand knuckle or something akin on it. But that's not really negative, as it's kind of a built-in safety matter so you don't overload the stand with something it couldn't easily suppport. Like all Matthews products, I give it the highest recomendation!
    Date published: 2013-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect kit stand Durable, sturdy, and portable... there's not much more I wanted from a lighstand. I use these with Elinchrom 600RX monolights and often with very large softboxes (5' Octadome). They are very sturdy and fold up nicely for transport. I carry four in a Kata stand bag and while heavy, the steel feels sturdier than the aluminum versions. It can hold a considerable amount of weight and has doubled as a stand for a junior boom and light several times. Total weight with boom, light, and counterweight was around 25-30 lbs and there were no stability issues.
    Date published: 2010-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best location lightstand out! I shoot on location portrait sessions and weddings quite often and needed a sturdy and portable stand to bring to all of my ventures. I did some research on great stands and Matthews light stands caught my eye. By far these are my favorite stands. They don't buckle or rock with lights on them. In addition, they have weight which helps any light stay put.They're also very sleek looking. I've used them in windy situations for multiple sessions since I've ordered them and they held up wonderfully. They give me piece of mind to be able to walk away from my lights and know that they won't fall. I shoot with profoto B1's. Hope that this helps you guys make a decision!
    Date published: 2017-02-13
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