Your stand is just a rip-off of Paloma Schell stands.
Nope. We started off making square and octagon stands using tent poles and a whole bunch of different sorts of steel fittings, with the goal of coming up with something that didn’t fall apart like a PVC stand. The first time we put poles together in a circle it was obviously so much better than what we had been trying that we knew a round stand was going to be the direction we chose. But that brings up a good question – are Paloma Schell stands better than the Baby Backdroplet? Sure, definitely they are better for some photographers, no question. I think if you have a dedicated baby studio that you use all the time, there’s no reason to get anything else. However, I am primarily a family photographer who does newborns portraits from time to time. I want a stand that is affordable, easy to set up in a couple of minutes, and packs down very small to store in my garage. If you are more like me, this stand might be a better fit.