Suggestions for a portable backdrop stand

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    I'd prefer inexpensive (<$50) and portable. This would be used for a photobooth so big enough for a large group of people...maybe like 10? 5 with two rows at max?


     
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    Generally, you'd need two stands to hold up a backdrop. Any pair of background stands you can buy for less than $50 is a pair of stands I wouldn't trust around other living humans. Have you checked Craigslist?
     
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    especially drunk human beings...and yes I live in Chicago so CL is usually bustling with stuff. Any particular search terms i should look for besides background stands and backdrop?
     
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    There's not really anything special about "background stands". They're light stands. Usually the cheap background stand kits have light stands that are a bit more rugged than the even cheaper stand alone light stands marketed to the same buyers.
     
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    Agree with a pair for $50, but I use two B&H Impact stands, 9.5 ft heavy duty, for background support, and they're fine ($45 each). They appear much more substantial than any of the lesser background kits.

    These 3/8" studs: Impact 1/4"-20 Threaded 3/8" Stud for Stand Top ME-125

    screwed on top holds the crossbar very well. A telescoping crossbar fits in more places than the connected rod sections.
     
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    Be sure to get some sandbags too.
     
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    I'm gonna try and make some with my fine sandbagging skills...any suggestions there?
     
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    I mean to say compared to the other products on amazon
     

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