Setting up my light rig last weekend I noticed a few things I didn't like... First, the truss sags. A lot. Even without any fixtures, it sags. You can push it a few inches up in the middle. There is a lot of slack in the bolted connections. Not good.
Second, cranking the stands up with the lights (12 puck rgbas, 4 torrent F3s) is more difficult than i think it should be, leading me to believe there is something wrong with one or both of the crank stands.
Third, I have NO information regarding the manufacturers or specifications of the truss or stands, meaning I could theoretically be overloading them. Given the less than new condition of all of it, I'm guessing I'm fairly close to overloading it as is.
That said, I've been shopping.... again... this time for new crank stands and new truss. Global Truss is an obvious go-to manufacturer. I ran across these new crank stands the other day and have been trying to get a real-world look at them online, but there is essentially no information that i can find. The GT 132 stands are great, too, but they're very big. I have helped a guy set up his rig including 2 132s and 19 feet of square truss. Those 132s are insanely beefy. I don't know that I'll ever need 13 feet of height, and i know that lighter is better. Especially after the show.
Any information on these stands? I'm going to call my Global Truss guy next week once I figure out exactly what I need. And I JUST payed off my credit card.... :/