I use the Hercules stand (not the spider) and a K&M 3 leg, I have a class mate who uses the Herc. Spider and another who uses the K&M 5 leg. I prefer my Hercules over all the others. I find that the K&M sits too close to the floor for me, and even being that close to the floor, the 3 leg is still rather unstable, if you get a KM get the 5 leg. I don't like the spider (even though it is more portable) for pretty close to the same reason, its low to the ground, and it doesn't look as sturdy as the bigger stand, however, I could be wrong a I have never personally used it.