The Barracuda retractable banner stand comes in widths from 23.6" to 47.25", with an anodized silver finish with translucent black plastic end caps for a finished look. The hybrid style telescopic pole adjusts from 60" to 84" allowing the Barracuda to be used at a range of heights. The Barracuda has changed over the years, and is now basically the Orient with adjustable tension. There are 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 snap style top rail with a plastic adhesive panel strip that fits into a channel in the top rail. 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 padded travel bag with carry strap.
The Barracuda displays a banner with a visible size of 31.5" wide x 60" 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.
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Specs & Templates
- Banner width: 31.5"
- Banner height: 60" to 83.5" plus .5" top bleed and 6" bottom bleed
- Overall display height: 85.75"
- Footprint 33.75" x 7.9"
- Shipping size: 37" x 11" x 5"
- Shipping weight, stand only: 11 lbs
- Shipping weight, with banner: 14 lbs
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Graphic templates are available in pdf and eps formats. Click their icons to download them. If you don't have a pdf viewing application, you can get Acrobat Reader free by clicking on the following link.
These templates provide a framework for designing your banner and show the live area as well as the leader portion of the banner that attaches to the banner stand and isn't visible when the stand is in use. If you would like a banner design, we offer those for a reasonable fee in the Banner Designs category.