Solid stands and a great price,
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This review is from: Pro PBL Heavy Duty 8' Light Stands, Air Cushioned, Velcro Ties, Set of 2, Steve Kaeser Photographic Lighting & Accessories (Camera)
I had some cowboy studio stands that were just terrible, so I got these hoping they'd be better - and they very much improved upon those other stands. These are very stable and substantial enough for almost all purposes I could think of.
They're fairly lightweight and my only complaint is the "case" or "bags" that they come in are just a hair over complete junk.
The STANDS however are solidly built, they are a bit troublesome going up and down (just because of the air cushioning and perhaps some user error). They are very adjustable and even at a small footprint setting, they're very confidence inspiring.
I do wish the clamps were metal, but they are made from a fairly sturdy plastic so I think they'll be fine for my use. I believe PBL sells some with metal clamps too so if that's important to you- you might want to grab those instead.
I'd give these 4.5 stars if I could just because I think at this price point a decent bag or case would have been justified...but, overall - very satisfied