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Carry handle for the Park Team Issue Repair Stand

Old 05-26-18, 02:00 PM
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Carry handle for the Park Team Issue Repair Stand

Auditioning multiple repair stands to replace an ailing "Ultimate Support" (before Feedback Sports) stand. To see if I could live with the Park PRS-25, I had to improve its portability (small hands with not much strength).
Took some strapping tape (and a bit of gaffer tape to soften the handle / pretty it up), and the stand is now much more user-friendly.

After the improvements, I think this one is the keeper.



Got the weight distribution right.






Close-up of the handle with the stand folded






Stays nicely out of the way when stand is deployed.
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Old 05-26-18, 03:16 PM
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I thought that's what the bag was for...Plus you can throw the stand and a pump in the bag , put it over your shoulder and have both hands free to carry the tool box & spares.
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Old 05-26-18, 03:35 PM
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Correct! However, the bag is extra, by all accounts very poorly made, and I would *still* need some way to hold onto the folded stand when it's out of its bag. If only to stick it into the bag, really.
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Just curious as I have a ultimate support. What was ailing on it?
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Basically, just wear and slop in the mechanism that made the stand a pain to use. You had to fight with it to extend and retract the legs, something that takes less than a second on the Park. I took apart and refurbed the head with some grease, but I didn't feel like taking apart the sticky leg pivots and finding a way to maybe lubricate them. I hated the way the quick-release handles could dangle just the wrong way and tighten up while extending/collapsing (something they did a great job of fixing on the Feedback Sports stands). Just overall a bunch of niggles that made me bite the bullet and replace it.
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