The stand itself feels a bit flimsy when fully extended so would really only recommend this for hobbyist users - reflective of the price of course. Despite that, the stand has worked solidly and if set up correctly, works well (make sure that one of the tripod stand legs is pointed perpendicular to the crossbar so as to prevent it from tipping forward while subjects are in front of it). My biggest complaint though is that the product was advertised as a 10' crossbar - leading me to believe it would fit my 10 ft wide backdrops. In reality, the crossbar is indeed 10' long but with the holes drilled 2" from each end (in order to attach them to the stands)this means the crossbar can only fit up to 9'8" backdrops or smaller. Not a huge deal if you're using muslin, but if you're using paper or vinyl backdrops as I am, it will not fit. Cowboy studios was fast and efficient.