This is such a simple topic, but it's driving me nuts! We use a bunch of light weight collapsible mic stands with the ensemble I am working with. I've had it with them all and am about to chuck them all in the dumpster! Now, I have no desire to go back to the old "Atlas" stands, where you had a heavy base and had to carry a special threading die with you for every time the pipe snapped off and you had to re-thread the stand until, like a used pencil, it just got too short. Still, we use these collapsible stands with booms pretty much fully extended and they need to be tight, so, after a few months either the grip strips or the locking screw for the legs strip. At their best, they are unstable. So, rather than order in a bunch of stands until I find some that actually work, I figured I'd pose the question here: What is a good, lightweight, stable, collapsible stand that will actually hold up? I should add, most of the mics are Shure SM-81, so we are not talking a heavy mic.