The Avenger A4050CS 16.4’ Steel Boom Stand is a heavy duty, chrome-plated steel support than can be used as a traditional light stand, or converted to a boom via a pivot in the first riser. This stand also features a leveling leg for rough or uneven terrain. When using this stand traditionally, it can support up to 60-pounds, and when using the boom arm, around 15-pounds, with proper counterbalancing. A counter weight is strongly recommended when using the stand in boom mode.CAUTION: Any boom that is not properly balanced is extremely dangerous on a set. When calculating the proper stand on which to attach the boom, be sure to include the amount of counter weight in addition to the lighting fixture and accessories being used.