After Years of Requesting a Wider Westcott X-Drop………

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After Years of Requesting a Wider Westcott X-Drop………
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Nick5 wrote:

https://www.fjwestcott.com/shop/backdrops/x-drop-pro/x-drop-pro-kits

Yay!

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Nick5 wrote:

https://www.fjwestcott.com/shop/backdrops/x-drop-pro/x-drop-pro-kits

Nice.  I've been using a 'regular' x-drop for a while, really like it - much better than a comparably-sized popup.

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Nick5 wrote:

https://www.fjwestcott.com/shop/backdrops/x-drop-pro/x-drop-pro-kits

Can you tell if the full 8-foot width is available when extended to less than 8-foot height (such as in an ordinary residential room)?

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It's got my attention.

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Re: After Years of Requesting a Wider Westcott X-Drop………

RDKirk wrote:

Nick5 wrote:

https://www.fjwestcott.com/shop/backdrops/x-drop-pro/x-drop-pro-kits

Can you tell if the full 8-foot width is available when extended to less than 8-foot height (such as in an ordinary residential room)?

Good question. Other than that, I like it.

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Trailboy365 New Member • Posts: 5
Re: After Years of Requesting a Wider Westcott X-Drop………

A wider and better 8ft version has been available for years, under the studio assets brand in the US and a Calumet identical version I have owned in the UK for quite a while.  Much prefer the pockets to the grommets of the westcott, which I have also used.

Biggest benefit over a steel rimmed pop up is you can wash them and it's square cornered, rather than rounded corners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wmsBOhxvoU&list=WL&index=2

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Trailboy365 wrote:

Biggest benefit over a steel rimmed pop up is you can wash them and it's square cornered, rather than rounded corners.

I'm going to suggest that the biggest benefits are in fact two:

- it won't explode open in a crowded room, knocking things over.

- it does not require an advanced degree in topology to re-pack. Seriously, I can taco the popups back to size, but many people just can't and that limits things.

And a distant third:

- the stand is built-in.

Trailboy365 wrote:

A wider and better 8ft version has been available for years, under the studio assets brand in the US

Cool, didn't know that: https://studio-assets.com/studio/backgrounds-and-tents/pxb-pro-systems-and-kits

RDKirk wrote:

Nick5 wrote:

https://www.fjwestcott.com/shop/backdrops/x-drop-pro/x-drop-pro-kits

Can you tell if the full 8-foot width is available when extended to less than 8-foot height (such as in an ordinary residential room)?

The original one can be less tall either by leaning it back a bit or shortening the lower legs, although that also can result in ripples in the material (since it is no longer taut). You can't shorten the top 'legs' because that narrows the width of the hooks and would result in unacceptable ripples / wrinkles.

The "pro" has the same design, so I imagine the same things would apply.

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I've got one of those but...height

Trailboy365 wrote:

A wider and better 8ft version has been available for years, under the studio assets brand in the US and a Calumet identical version I have owned in the UK for quite a while. Much prefer the pockets to the grommets of the westcott, which I have also used.

Biggest benefit over a steel rimmed pop up is you can wash them and it's square cornered, rather than rounded corners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wmsBOhxvoU&list=WL&index=2

I've got one of those. It works well in a commercial space, but the height is 8-feet, a pain in the butt to set up in a normal residential room.

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Received my new X-Drop PRO 8’ x 8’ Gray on Thursday afternoon. Very happy with it.

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Nick5 wrote:

Received my new X-Drop PRO 8’ x 8’ Gray on Thursday afternoon. Very happy with it.

I should have  ordered sooner.   I I’ve got a 100 pax headshot gig to do soon.  

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