Sturdy but a pain to put together
very sturdy yet not too heavy to haul
bolts into the bottom of the SV-1
folds up completely flat
I never realized until I had used one of each type, but this 4-legged shape is much more comfortable than an X shape to sit at. No more bumping shins on the crossbars!
Maybe I'm just spoiled by the no-brainer setup of a typical X shaped stand, but this thing is a pain in the butt to set up. There are several points to the design that I think could have been improved on. For instance, the 4 little cross-braces. When not attached to the leg, these guys can spin 360 degrees! Nothing stops them from flopping around and being incredibly annoying, unless you secure each one individually with (provided) strips of velcro. Why not just design it so they can't move beyond the range you need them to?
I also found it somewhat challenging to align the keyboard with the bolts. (The manual of course insists that you use two people for this step, but i can't be relying on people to help me out at every gig.) It is doable with one person but the addition of some shallow cone-shaped washers on the base of the keyboard would have helped to guide the bolts to the correct spot.
Finally, it seems that the above mentioned bolts stick out a LOT when the stand is folded. When trying to fit the folded stand into the CBSV173 case (which is supposedly designed to accomodate this stand), I found that I had to remove these bolts entirely in order to zip the case. Now I've got 2 small items loose in the case and easily lost.
It's a nice stand, and well made in terms of sturdiness. But it seems that the designer wasn't forced to set it up and tear it down 10 or 15 times before signing off on it. I'm keeping it, but it seems a tad overpriced considering some of these design issues.