Very sturdy stand, considering I play pretty hard. The Bongo stays fixed very well without wobbling loose, or getting lopsided, as with other stands I've used. The crossbar that the Bongo rests on is excellent, sturdy; stays fixed. Perfect height for me, when I'm seated. Being I play constantly (gigs), it's important for me to have a product that can take it, as this stand does. I highly recommend it! I'm glad I took your Sales Reps advice, when I was comparing this stand to a similar one being manufactured and sold by another Company.