PS eXtreme Standz Review

July 18th, 2005 - Brian
Direct Link: eXtreme standZ Product Page

If your into RC, odds are good you have tried to show off the artist in you and do a little painting of your own. If your like me, even though it's fun to paint, we would welcome any help possible. Call in the PS eXtreme car body paint standZ.

The stand comes unassembled in a nice little bag that can be used to store your stand later if you decide you don't want it sitting out and about. The assembly time was pretty short, and everything went together very easily.

Once I got it put together, I had one of those moments where you take a step back and say 'Whoa, this looks like fun!' I then sat there for a few minutes and just played with the thing. It's eXtremly (get it?) adjustable! Not only do the arms adjust to hold any body and configuration, but the main arm connecting the base can be adjusted to hold the body at any angle you might need.

I have used it to paint a few bodies with, and can honestly say it's pretty dang useful. It's like having a third arm and hand (who doesn't want that?) to hold the body just like you want. It's got rubber tips that do an awesome job of holding the body, and I didn't have it slip once. Each of the little arms can be tightened into position if needed, but the bodies are so light, I never really found myself having to tighten them down.

All the arms are connected using steel rods, so you can be sure it's not going to bend or break during use. You can see from the pictures, if your not careful you can get some paint on the arms pretty easily. This isn't a big deal, but I do recommend you try to keep it clean so the rubber arms can do their job of keeping the body secure within their grasp.

I have recently given the stand to a real artist, (read, can use a airbrush) and he's mentioned that it's really been a big help. A lot of artists hold that brush with two hands to keep things smooth and straight, and having a stand like this to hold the body at any imaginable angle is really a dream come true!

To wrap things up, if your a painter, this stand is a must have piece of equipment. It's probably the second most important thing to your compressor! You can even show off some of your work, and just use it as a nice stand. For more information, and to see a few more pictures check the
eXtreme standZ web site.

 Time to Bash  9/10 Quick! Take it out of the bag, clear off a space on the table and put it together. Good instructions.
 Workability  10/10 Great! It's amazingly adjustable!
 Car Show Rating  9/10 Itís not shiny, but it looks cool, and you can use it to show off your work.
 Bash-A-Bility  10/10 Itís durable! Made of steel, rubber, and plastic. There isn't much you can do to it to mess it up.
Big Squid Rating  9.7/10 Tentacles. Itís a big help, and if your a painter, it's a must have!