This 12.5' (3.85M) light stand has all metal locking collars to the twin leg braces for additional support. Assembled with nuts and bolts as opposed to rivets giving the user a solid light stand that could easily be self-serviced as well as tension adjusted to the user's preferences. The mounting stud is attached with two cross pins at right angles to prevent any movement whatsoever. This stand will hold up to 19.8 lb using a 3 riser, 4 section design. The stand features a 5/8" top stud with 3/8"-16 thread.