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#1 Jay Young

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:06 AM

I need a 1200w PAR HMI 30-feet in the air, without renting a condor/genie. 

 

Will a Mombo-combo hold a 25lb lamp head, 30 feet in the air, with guy lines and a bunch of shot-bags?

 

I don't have budget to rent a condor, and I'm in the middle of nowhere?

 

The guy at the rental house is being a real [genuine people person]... Thoughts?

 

I have a Sky-High here, but that only holds 50lbs and I feel like the Mombo-combo would work better as it has a much larger footprint and built in mounts for tying off guy wires. 

 

Thoughts?  Is there a better light stand to use? 


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#2 Michael Rodin

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:12 AM

Look into wind-up stands. Italians of Avenger made some of the tallest, i.e. the Long John Silver.


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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:44 AM

4 riser Mombo Combo only goes to about 23'.  The masthead knot can be used to add guylines to any stand. 

 

I'd second the suggestion to rent a crank up stand.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:57 AM

Thanks. It's been suggested that I use scaffolding as well.  I'm sure we will get what we need accomplished!


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:22 AM

Scaffolding that tall would need to be attached to the building.  More costly than a stand.  Would the towable "baby" condor rented by Home Depot be an option?


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#6 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:03 AM

Those Avenger stands only go to around 18 feet, albeit with a larger payload than a Mombo, and they are huge. Last time I rented one, it came on it's own muscle cart.


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 07:17 AM

I don't know of a stand that goes 30' in the air.

If you are near a Home Depot, see if they have a "Towable 30' Boom Lift." This will probably be cheaper than renting and delivering a tall stand that won't get you the height you are looking for without scaffold.
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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:12 AM

I don't know of a stand that goes 30' in the air.

If you are near a Home Depot, see if they have a "Towable 30' Boom Lift." This will probably be cheaper than renting and delivering a tall stand that won't get you the height you are looking for without scaffold.

 

I opted for 3 sections of scaffolding and a three riser stand.  It's going in the forest with plenty of big trees to anchor things too - I guess, the key grip says its fine. 

 

That Home Depot 'towable boom lift' is awesome!  I didn't even know that existed.  I'll definitely be using that in the future!


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