This mic stand is essential for crowded bandrooms and live stages, as well as the life expectancy of your microphones.
I can't count how often I had to dive half way over the stage to save a microphone from falling to the ground because someone tripped over a 3 point mic stands extending feet or someone pulled on a cable that was wrapped around one.
No more with this mic stand. It is compact, easy to handle and pack and much safer for microphones installed on it.
Obviously this doesn't come without downsides:
To provide sability, the base plate is quite heavy (not much of an issue in my oppinion)
The icreased surface that is in contact to the ground as compared to other mic stands leads it to transmit vibrations better to the microphone. Live this isn't much of an issue, as the noise would only be heard in absolute silence. And why would you be stamping your foot next to the mic stand if every one else is silent.
If you are recording a vocalist, who likes to tap their foot loudly, this might be an issue. But then again, tapping your foot loudly during vocal recording is (in my opinnion) an issue in general.