Lowel 40" C-Stand Turtle Base Kit (Chrome, 9.8')
- 22.50 LBS
- Removable Base with 1 1/8" Receiver
- Large T-Handles for Maximum Torque
- 40" Grip Arm and 2.5" Grip Head
- Load Capacity: 22 lb
The 9.8' chrome-finished, 40" C-Stand Turtle Base Kit from Lowel is a staple on any film or video set. The kit includes the C-stand and a 40" grip arm with a fixed 2.5" grip head.
The C-stand's 40" double riser center shaft, like all the components in this kit, boasts large ergonomic locking knobs that fit the hand perfectly and provide the torque for a firm grip when locking down. The popular turtle base employs spring-loaded legs for rapid setup, breakdown, transport, and storage. They also angle in ways that traditional stands can't, making them ideal in tight or unusual spaces. They're also perfectly constructed to have sandbags draped on them. The base is removable, leaving a 1 1/8" Junior receiver that will accept other risers or an adapter that allows near-floor shooting.
The kit's grip arm has a 2,5" grip head mounted on the end of a 40" piece of steel tubing, which is machined to create a rough texture to ensure a firm grip. The grip head consists of a pair of rotating aluminum discs attached to a 5/8" (16mm) receiver. The discs have four different-sized V-shaped jaws to accept any accessory size. The jaws feature teeth that securely grab whatever is mounted between the plates securely.
You can use the arm like a small boom to mount light fixtures or accessories on the end of it like a mini-boom. One of the clever features of the arm is the milled flat surface at the end of the shaft for securing light fixtures with a 5/8" receiver and prevent rotation or twisting of the fixture. The grip head uses an oversized T-handle that fits your hand perfectly and nonslip aluminum friction discs that maintain its durability over time, offering the user positive locking strength and precise positioning. The included 2.5" grip head from Lowel has 5/8" and 3/8" holes for mounting grip arms, lights, and other grip gear such as scrims and flags. The head's oversized T-handle fits perfectly in the hand and allows for maximum torque when tightening down.
C-Stand with Spring-Loaded Legs and Removable Turtle Base
The turtle base C-stand is outfitted with spring-loaded legs for fast and easy deployment and breakdown. Pros love this feature because there's a notch for each leg and you can set up the stand with a perfect spread in seconds. The turtle base is removable to accept other risers for different heights, or for an adapter which will enable shooting at near-floor levels.
40" Grip Arm with Fixed 2.5" Grip Head plus Additional Grip Head
A staple on any set, the included grip arm and head are made of sturdy steel with a 5/8" hole for other grip arms and Baby pin attachments. A 3/8" hole accommodates gobos and flags, while the oversized T-handle provides the torque for a rock-solid grip.
Milled Flat End
The well-thought-out grip arm features a 5/8" stud and features a milled flat surface at the end of the shaft for securing light fixtures with a 5/8" receiver and prevent rotation or twisting of the fixture.
When you need a lot of torque for tightening the locking knob for a heavy load, a small T-handle just doesn't get the job done. The arm's large ergonomic T-handle is easy to grip, and a perfect size for your hand.
|Load Capacity||22 lb / 9.98 kg|
|Mounting Options||5/8" Stud|
|Number of Sections||2|
|Maximum Working Height||118" / 299.7 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||53.5" / 135.9 cm|
|Collapsed Height||53.5" / 135.9 cm|
|Footprint Diameter||37" / 93.98 cm|
|Arm Length||40" / 101.60 cm|
|Weight||12.8 lb / 5.81 kg|
|Package Weight||22.5 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||54 x 21.75 x 3.5"|