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Avenger vs. Modern Studio c-stands


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#1 Ben Cain

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:20 PM

What do you guys think? They're about the same price. I've never used the Modern Studio stands but supposedly because they're stainless steel, they are of superior quality. Is there anyone out there who has worked with both brands and can share their preference?

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#2 Matt Irwin

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:42 AM

I'd go for the Modern stands. I've used Avenger (and Matthews), and I like the Modern stands the best.
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#3 Jessica Bennett

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:44 PM

I prefer Avenger because the riser tubes are thick and the stand weighs itself down pretty well. Even though Modern stands are for the Matthews lovers, the knuckles are aren't easy to grab and the stand doesn't feel any more sturdy than the Matthews. One thing I don't understand about the Avenger is how to repair it.
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#4 Michael Morlan

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 10:42 AM

I own several modern stands including c-stands, baby's, and hi-hi rollers.

I lick the Modern stands - well built and rugged stainless steel, chrome steel, and cast components.

I prefer the latest Matthews grip heads/arms for their assured locking power. I can position a load and it will stay right where I set it rather than sinking a little as the grip head continues to tighten. I found the Modern heads to be a bit soft.

I don't care for the Modern slip-on feet. They fit outside the tube rather than being glued within. Easy enough to address. Clean the oil on the feet as delivered and use some Liquid Nails to secure them. Same goes for internal feet caps.

So, Modern (or Matthews) c-stand with Matthews head and arm.
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