Originally Posted by Reginak
A question. What happens if you break somehting? Is there any replacement parts to buy?
Not that I know of. But the arms are standard 22mm CF tubes found at many online retailers. The tube clamps are solid pieces of aluminum, so you would really have to try very hard to bend them, and even so they are aluminum so you should be able to bend them back again.
The possible source of problems is the base plates. Personally I have a CNC machine and have made photocopies of the original base plates before I built it, so I can make my own. But I guess other may not have that possibility.
Edit: But you can look at it like this. A single crash with an original Cinestar, would probably cost more in replacement parts then the entire BlackStar8 kit.