Originally Posted by hppyfngy
...How is the wall thickness? Feel substantial? And that's all aluminum?...
All aluminum and feels substantial. Roughly 2 mm wall thickness and 1.75" O.D.with a slight ribbing and reinforcing rings on the open ends.
It felt very solid during my test hang with no apparent bowing of the 12' ridgepole. It's a big stand with 8' legs.
I want to stress again that the joints need drilled and pinned (or duct taped) to be readily movable when unoccupied and the legs need spread limiting cords as with all TL stands.. It's not coming apart while loaded.