The Kupo Single Handed Stand is a 8' aluminum lightweight kit stand essential for the solo location photographer. As the name implies, all you need is a single hand to operate this stand. Simply grab the main riser section, lift the stand off the ground and the legs will collapse automatically. To open, just place it on the floor, the legs will open and you can let go. This action does make a little noise, so a locking knob was added so the legs will remain in the open position when the stand is lifted when absolute quiet is required. When finished this stand folds up to a compact 29".