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My light stand will not collapse all the way, what am I doing wrong?

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When collapsing your light stand, first lower all the sections of the center riser section.
Make sure the collar for the very bottom of the riser section (at floor level where the 3 leg braces connect at the bottom) is tightened at the very bottom of the riser pole, such that none of the riser pole extrudes below it. Sometimes this collar is adjusted to let the center riser pole touch the ground for added support, however if the stand is collapsed while this section is extruded, the legs will not be able to fold all the way in.
Then loosen the top collar for the leg section (where the 3 legs meet the stand) and slide this collar up.
This will collapse the legs neatly against the vertical riser.