I bought this stand to go with my new piccolo. I needed to buy a stand which would fold away, but would be extremely stable and would be able to withstand constant use and Yet could be transported easily without damaging the stand or the bag in which it was. This stand is perfect, it's stability is first class, it is in constant use, and is easy to transport to and from rehearsals. It folds down nicely into my handbag without ripping the lining inside. Overall, I am extremely happy with this purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone requiring a stable, durable, transportable piccolo stand.