Re: Tripod Stand Weight Limit
Crawl up in it with your friend, well before opening day; jump up and down, and see if you can wreck it!
Standard engineering practice is to 'write into' specs, a minimum of 50%, sometimes as much as 300%, overload, as a defense against litigation, but with Northern, sourcing out of China, your guess is as good as mine!
This is little help, I know, but standard engineering practice, here, is not universal.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry