Barracuda retractable banner stands are at the high end of the models from Orbus and come in either an anodized silver or black finish with translucent black plastic end caps. The Barracuda displays a banner with a visible size of 31.5" wide x 30" to 83.75" tall.
Barracuda retractable banner stands are at the high end of the models from Orbus. The Barracuda comes in either an anodized silver or black finish with translucent black plastic end caps for a finished look. The twist-to-lock style telescopic pole adjusts from 30" to 84" allowing the Barracuda to be used as both a table top banner stand and a full height floor standing banner display, and the pole stores in a space on the bottom of the base. The Barracuda has some advanced options like a tension adjustment knob that can be used to add tension or completely re-tension a stand, should the need arise. There are also some interesting premium accessories available for the Barracuda, such as a literature pocket and table top that can be purchased individually or as a kit with both options. Both attach to the base with aluminum extrusions for a very secure and professional appearance, and place the table top or literature pocket to either side of the banner so as not to obscure the view of the graphic. If you have the need for this type of accessory to extend the function of a banner stand display to show products and provide literature, then one of the Orbus premium banner stands, such as the Barracuda is the obvious choice, since they are the only models that have this feature. These accessory kits can be found in the Related Products tab.
Also called roll up banner stands or pull up banner stands, this style of banner display features a spring loaded roller that holds the banner under tension, and rolls it safely into the base for storage between uses. The Barracuda has a top rail with two options for mounting the graphic; a metal panel strip with set screws for the greatest security, or a plastic adhesive panel strip that simply slides into a channel in the top rail. We prefer the metal panel strip with set screws because it doesn't rely on adhesive like the plastic panel strip, and in our experience, adhesives eventually fail, and never at a good time. The bottom of the banner attaches with a panel strip to a channel on the plastic leader, which is different from other models that use a panel strip to attach to the roller and eliminate the leader. Since there is no access to the roller on the Barracuda, the use of the plastic leader is necessary so the banner can be attached to something outside of the sealed base.
The Barracuda comes complete with a formed padded travel bag with carry strap.
The Barracuda displays a banner with a visible size of 31.5" wide x 30" to 83.75" tall.
Looking for a higher-end model?
There isn't an upgrade from the Barracuda at the same 31.5" width, so it would be necessary to go with a 33.4" wide model in order to upgrade. While not really more expensive, the Space Infinity 33 would be the next step up. The Infinity has adjustable height from 35" to 84.7" with the benefit of lever locks to fix the pole at the desired height. It also has a removable roller with 2 banner mounting options including a panel strip that eliminates the leader, or a snap rail for direct attachment to the roller, which eliminates the need for panel strips or adhesive. It also comes with an upgraded travel bag.
Looking for a less expensive model?
The QuickSilver Pro 31 is a great choice in a less expensive model that holds the same width banner, and it actually has some additional features. It has a standard height range of 36" to 92" tall, with the option of a 38" to 96" tall pole, both of which feature lever locks instead of the twist to lock style of pole. The QuickSilver Pro has a fabric leader with low profile velcro attachment for easy banner changes, adjustable tension, and a deluxe travel bag.
The Adjustable Banner Stand Case is our recommended option when a shipping case is needed. There is room in the case for a single Barracuda along with lights and other accessories. You can find the case by scrolling through the items in the Related Products tab.
The Lumina 2 Spotlight, Space Spotlight, or Space LED Spotlight are the recommended lights for use with the Barracuda. These can also be found in the Related Products tab.