Nice and Sturdy
I've used both the Z and X style keyboard stands for my other keyboards, but after making the inve$tment in the Nord Stage 2, I wanted to ensure it was on a nice sturdy/stable stand and this seemed the best choice. I had read other reviews stating that it wasn't as quick and easy to set up as other stands. Well... that's true. An X stand just requires that you unfold it and sit the keyboard on it. However, I haven't used any other stand as stable as this one. I plan to leave the brackets on the bottom semi-permanently so I'll just have to connect/unconnect the legs and the cross brackets. Going that route, no tools are required. it may take an extra minute or so, but it's well worth the effort. i've always been a little nervous about knocking my keyboard off the stand on a tight stage when moving around. I worry a lot less with with this one. I highly recommend it even with the longer setup time.