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    The Star Stand Alone Pole is here!

    I got the Platinum Stages Star Stand Alone pole today! It came in two huge boxes, one of the boxes opened up on the UPS truck and pieces came out everywhere.

    So here is what was in the boxes:





    There were a few glitches, a few I assumed were due to the fact that all of it was rolling around the back of a UPS truck all day. But as I type, the two longer poles are still stuck together.

    The really frustrating part was that I couldn't get one of the wedges on. I tried everything: wiggling, jiggling, pushing, pulling, using a different wedge piece, etc. but there was one section that a wedge piece just didn't fit. I'm going to contact PS about this tomorrow to see why that is.



    And I could not find a place for the locking pin.. I found the hole on the top for the locking pin, but the hole on the underside was either broken or missing completely (that was a part of the base that I had to hammer flat before assembly) so though I was able to rig it in, during some tricks, the pin popped up and the pole would start spinning.

    But if I can get those few things fixed, then this is a really nice pole! I really love the stainless steel and the height of it. (10' tall, but the pole is in 3 pieces, so you can adjust the height)

    So it's an awesome pole! I love it. You can't spin counter-clockwise on this or the pole tubes will unscrew from each other. It does have a tiny bit of wobble, but you can get used to this very quickly and after 45 minutes, I didn't notice the wobble at all! I was impressed at the lack of wobble for such a low-to-the-ground freestanding pole.

    I love this pole so much, I think I'll sell my brass one and get a stainless to replace it!

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    And three real nice canvas carry cases:


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    Oh, and here's the locking pin problem I was talking about..

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    The finished product!



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    Thats awesome! It sucks that some parts wouldnt work, i hope you can get that figured out with PS. Is it heavy? Can you easily take it from room to room?

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    So the 2 bottom poles (the bottom pole & the 2' extension pole) are stuck together. The poles on this unit are internally threaded, so you screw them together. So you can't spin counter clockwise, or you run the risk of the poles unscrewing while you're on them. And if you ONLY spin clock-wise, then you super tighten the poles together making it very hard to unscrew them. I am going to contact PS today and hopefully they know a way to get them apart.. because I really want them to fit in their neat little carrying case!


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    Quote: Originally Posted by Licorice View Post
    Thats awesome! It sucks that some parts wouldnt work, i hope you can get that figured out with PS. Is it heavy? Can you easily take it from room to room?
    It is pretty heavy. You can't easily take it from room to room in their carrying cases, it would be easier to lug it to a different room if you carried it piece by piece. I am not sure why, but only 1 of the larger carrying cases has wheels on the bottom. I put most the heavy stuff in that bag, and I still can barely move it around. I have to have someone help me carry both of the larger carry cases. But the pole carry case is very nice, Once I put these other 2 sections of pole in it, I image that'll be super heavy, too.

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    I am willing to overlook all the flaws, though, because it's 10' tall.

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    I got it figured out! In order to get the 2 pole pieces un-stuck, I had to put the entire base back up and insert the pole into it and then I spun the opposite direction on it. (If you get the 2 top pole pieces stuck, well, good luck ever finding a way to get that undone!)

    And I called Platinum Stages to get the locking pin & the wedge of flooring in. They said the base is kind of hard to get in because they want to make sure that there are no gaps in between flooring wedges (to get your heel stuck in). Which makes sense. I just hope after time, the flooring pieces go in more smoothly. ALL of the flooring pieces drop right into place. It's not until you get to the last 1-2 pieces where you start having trouble. But they told me to put the last 2 pieces in tip-down and then stand on top of the part that sticks up and JUMP on it to get it locked into place.

    And for the locking pin not going in all the way; it turns out that the instructions for assembly that are included are a little outdated.. Because you actually have to line up the gap in the black collar with one of the notches on the base in order to make a slot for the locking pin. The instructions do not mention this at all, so I was under the impression that my base was defective and missing a hole for the locking pin.

    Turns out, my base was slightly effed up, since it had come out of the box on the back of the UPS truck and the one part had to be hammered down flat. I think when I hammered it flat, it deformed the locking pin's notch, so it wouldn't fit in there. I had to take a wire cutters and widen the slot in order for the locking pin to slide into place.

    Once I got it up, I really liked this pole! I have never heard of anyone else having problems like these, though PS wasn't overly helpful in getting it fixed. I'll have to take a picture of it completely set up soon.

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    I am glad you got it figured out.. that's too nice a pole for you to not even be able to use it! So cool!! I want one now.

    Slightly disappointing that you had those problems and ps didnt offer to send you new pieces or seem phased that it had spilled all over the back of the truck....

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