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Topic: Backdrops...
Message: Posted by: Christopher Rinaldi (Aug 15, 2011 06:43PM)
I'm looking for a backdrop and was wondering which were the best under $900, any suggestions?
Message: Posted by: davidpaul$ (Aug 15, 2011 08:43PM)
http://www.magicbackdrops.com/
I have 2 and they are excellent !!!!
Message: Posted by: bobn3 (Aug 18, 2011 01:45PM)
This is slightly above your stated price range ($1200 and change, including shipping), but the Spyder Evoflex from Stevens Magic is great. It looks professional, and takes three minutes or less to set up (the video on their website shows this). Just click on the link below, and type in Evoflex on the search bar.

Bob Phillips

http://www.stevensmagic.com
Message: Posted by: bobn3 (Aug 20, 2011 04:08PM)
Now that I am at a computer where I can copy/paste URLs, here is the direct link to the Evoflex backdrop (with set up video on it).

Bob Phillips

http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=103_39&products_id=10345
Message: Posted by: extremeeric (Oct 4, 2011 10:31PM)
I 2nd http://www.magicbackdrops.com
Message: Posted by: Jeff Christensen (Oct 16, 2011 09:18PM)
I love my brick wall in a bag.
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Oct 16, 2011 09:55PM)
I would LOVE to have Brick Wall in a bag but not in my financial abilities
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 5, 2011 06:47PM)
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On 2011-08-15 19:43, Christopher Rinaldi wrote:
I'm looking for a backdrop and was wondering which were the best under $900, any suggestions?
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Don't know what your performing reqirements are, but Abbott's Jet Set is nice for most shows, they have 2 sizes 6' x 6' and 8' x8'. Costs only $160.00 plus your curtain.

http://www.abbottmagic.com/Jet-Set-8-ABBjetset8.htm?categoryId=-1
Message: Posted by: todsky (Dec 14, 2011 07:31PM)
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On 2011-12-05 19:47, wmhegbli wrote:
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On 2011-08-15 19:43, Christopher Rinaldi wrote:
I'm looking for a backdrop and was wondering which were the best under $900, any suggestions?
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Don't know what your performing reqirements are, but Abbott's Jet Set is nice for most shows, they have 2 sizes 6' x 6' and 8' x8'. Costs only $160.00 plus your curtain.

http://www.abbottmagic.com/Jet-Set-8-ABBjetset8.htm?categoryId=-1

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Hegblini, that's a great find, at an amazing price! Thanks for sharing that.
Message: Posted by: todsky (Dec 14, 2011 08:04PM)
Yikes, I just found the Abbott's Jet Set at RonjoMagic for $110! Can this be possible?

http://www.ronjo.com/magic/jetset.html
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 22, 2011 09:16AM)
Magicbackdrops.com is the way to go. I just got my first backdrop from them and it is fantastic. Top notch customer service and delivery. Everything packs into a custom carrying case you toss over your shoulder. I've been using a backdrop for the past 15 years. I love it but it takes 15 minutes to set up/take down and is a pain to lug around. That's why I decided to try magicbackdrops.com and boy am I glad I did. On my first attempt, it took me 4 minutes to set up the backdrop. Now that I know what to do, that time will easily be cut in half. Better yet, it only took me 5 minutes to tear it down and pack it back into the carrying case. Again, that time will likely be cut in half now that I know what to do.

I worried whether it was going to be sturdy...but those worries were completely unfounded. The tripod that comes with it is built like a tank and fully assembled this backdrop is way more sturdy that my old backdrop that had a support on each side. The way this thing is designed to fold out and back in is genius. I could not be happier and don't see how you could beat their backdrops...especially at that price. Gets my highest recommendation.

eric
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 22, 2011 09:59AM)
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On 2011-12-14 21:04, todsky wrote:
Yikes, I just found the Abbott's Jet Set at RonjoMagic for $110! Can this be possible?

http://www.ronjo.com/magic/jetset.html
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No, it is not possible, it is the 6 foot version. They have 2 models.

I have used the 6 foot version for over 30 years. Did I get my monies worth, I think so.

Here is the 6 foot version, Abbott's has a price tag of $125.00 so you can save $15 by getting it from Ronjo.
http://www.abbottmagic.com/Jet-Set-6-ABBjetset6.htm?categoryId=-1

Having used the 6 foot version, I would go with the 8 foot, you can always adjust it down for lower ceiling, but it is very difficult to make the 6 foot version taller or wider.

Also Abbott's sells a pillow case type drape for these, I would no recommend them as they are only just plain cotton material. They send along an ideas booklet, that will help you create a very nice drape for yourself.
Message: Posted by: Dan Ford (Dec 23, 2011 05:31PM)
Crushed velour is a great way to go for the material to cover it with. It comes in many colors and can be found in your better sewing and material stores like Jo Anns. Put a light chain in the bottom hem so that it hangs well. The crushed velour can be wadded up and hung and still looks good.
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Dec 23, 2011 06:15PM)
Another vote for Magicbackdrops.com . I have two of their backdrops and they are fantastic. Easy up, easy down and look great even after being in the bag for months!
Message: Posted by: todsky (Dec 25, 2011 11:30AM)
Thanks again for that, Hegblini.
Message: Posted by: R Don (Dec 25, 2011 11:49AM)
http://www.stevensmagic.com/gemini/Stan Kramien/TheNittyGrittyPart1.htm

another DIY