Smartstage fastfold frames, truly innovative for smart stage builders. Freedom to build in any direction, any height and over any terrain. Simple to use, one person operation, adjustable height by telescopic leg and finite leveling foot. The leg pin is hidden in the rugged aluminum frame, it can never get lost, just pull it back, set leg, and let go, presto!
- One person to set up.
- Can bridge obstacles.
- Outdoor show resistant.
- Understage storage.
- Can be installed un uneven terrain.
- Variable height legs.
- Baked on black finish.
- Lightweight and strong enough to hold a car.
- Leveling foot of 6” for uneven terrain.
- Heights from 6 inches to 10 feet.
- Compact and attractive while stored.
- Re-positioning as desired.
- Years and years of proven tested durability.
Smartstage experts will come to your site to oversee load in and assembly of your new system, and also train your in-house team to understand the flexibility of Smartstage, and the many combinations possible. We will stay on site until the last spot is polished. Our stages are so easy to install, we know you can do it, so we also provide phone and internet assistance as required.
Smartstage stages are engineered and laboratory tested to breaking strength. All components meet and exceed building code and OSHA code requirements for all of North America and Europe. Our factory has a three stage quality control process, certifying materials on arrival, during manufacture, and sample load testing daily during production.
Smartstage stages are largely maintenance free, always inspect for damage. Clean floor and frames with mild soap and water if and as required, surfaces are durable and contain “stain guard” properties. You can also mist and rub your entire system with WD 40 to keep it looking new, and if you ever need to touch up a scratch, use semi-gloss black spray can.
Very easy to transport, ship and load. Our special touring style carts have hanging arms, just pack your ramp and place into the rack. One rack can easily carry one whole ramp as a combination of stage decks, fastfolds, and hardware or drapery. At Smartstage, we believe attention needs to be invested into your storage needs to ensure clear movement from the venue, and optimization of your storage space whether under the stage, show to show in touring trailers, or stacked high in storage rooms by forklift.
Smartstage will accept returns on stock items, with a restocking charge, providing product remains new and not used or shows. Custom made product cannot be returned. Changes or cancellations are acceptable under similar terms to returns. If it’s a custom, we need to hold on to your deposit though to cover lost time and materials. Delays and storage. Order too early? No problem, we will help you. If your venue is not ready to accept delivery yet, we have many ways to warehouse your order for you, just let us know your situation.
Smartstage is not a bank, but we are linked in with some. We will help you in every way to fund your new Smartstage purchase, including term financing, leasebacks, and rent to buy.
THE SMARTNESS OF IT ALL!
Smartstage is a one piece rugged stair system designed for Smartstage or any stage, indoors or out. No tools are required, just set in place, tighten the top clamps, adjust angle based on height, and walk yourself up to center stage. Pivoting landing feet will assure rock steady positioning on the ground. Three models are available in black, with slip in self adjusting candycane handrails, wide three foot treads with our trademark “hexigrip” tops for anti-slip action. Smart stairs store easily on rolling carts, two workers can install in minutes on Set your decks, stairs, skirt, and you’re ready for a show.
Fastfold frames come in a range of sizes from 6” to 14’. The three most standard heights for 4×8 decks are;
- F4X8-12 12” – for small stages (fixed height)
- F4X8-16 16” – for small stages (fixed height)
- F4X8-24 24” – for medium stages (fixed height)
- F4X8T2-3 2-3’ – for medium to large stage (variable height)
- F4X8T3-5 3-5’ – for larger stages (variable height)
- F4X8T4-7 4-7’ – for large stages (variable height)
The standard heights for 3×8 decks range from 6” all the way to 14’, almost any height in between. Fastfold frames for indoor multi-level stages do not have 6’ leveling feet.
- F3X8-7 7 – for multi-level stages
- F3X8-24 12-24” – for multi-level stages fixed height
- F3X8-42 28-42” – for multi-level stages fixed height
- F3X8-60 48-60” – for multi-level stages fixed height
- F3X8-84 63-84” – for multi-level stages fixed height
Note: Click Part # to view PDF drawing for each sizes.
They all come with black baked finish, are lightweight with all the smart features. Fastfold frames are made for 3×8 decks and 4×8 decks. We will make any size frame as a custom.
- Deck 4 x 8, black w/hexigrip top
- Fastfold frame legs, 4×8 2-3′, black, telescopic leg, 6″ leveling foot
- Fastfold frame legs, 4×8 3-5′ black, telescopic leg, 6″ leveling foot
- Single leg at 6″
- Single leg at 12″
- Locator plate 2 node
- Guardrail 8′ at 36″
- Deck clamp
- 2 leg clamp
Fast-fold Frame locator plates: Support structure is to be aluminum alloy 6061-T6, with a “scissor action” fold up feature. Frame must have a device which sets opening position correctly. All diagonal bracing is to be integral, with no additional parts or braces. Leg loading capacity must be 6600 lbs per, with variable height internal leg with adjustments every 2”. Steel pin, 5/8” diameter must be on a spring-loaded mechanism, hand operated, and concealed within the support structure framework. Support frame must have four legs, each with a removable 6” leveling jack. Each leg will also have removable locator plates with one, two or four plastic nodes. Locator plates will guide deck into position for lock-off by tightening of deck corner tightening knob. There are to be no loose bolts, or pins on lanyards.
Lets get started! To build you a drawing for your approval, we need to know some stuff:
- Stage width, depth and height you will need.
- Will your shows always be in the facility or go “on the road”?
- If it stays home, what access exists between venue and storage?
- Will you need stairs, skirt, guardrail?
- Do you do shows in the mud, on beaches, or loose dirt?
- When is delivery needed?
- What details do we need to know about the venue?
We will be happy to draw your room, stage and doorways with your new Smartstage system in place, which will give you a nice visual. Then we tweak the design with you, ensure in meets your budget, then move forward to build it for you. It gets assembled on site, takes a few hours, depending on size.