The weight of this new stand is unbelievable: 750 grams only! The stand has four legs (instead of three like you are used to). It is made with carbon tubes that are very much more stiff than metal tubes that competitors use. Therefore the stand is more stable and does not bend back under the influence of the weight of the contra bassoon. The stand can be disassembled, all the parts fit in the instrument case. The tubes have different diameters and fit into each other to save space.