Matthews - Gatorbuddy

Matthews - Gatorbuddy

GTC Sponsor, Matthews Studio Equipment, Gatorbuddy was designed by a photographer as a better way to handle the bounce and fill cards that are a mainstay on photo shoots.  It can also help create instant walls and dividers and be equipped with a laptop for use as a portable viewing station.  Gatorbuddy contains a rugged wheeled base with a low center of gravity that keeps it stable.  With a stable steel base and four Tente caster wheels, Gatorbuddy glides, and swivels then locks safely in place.  Like a dolly, it can help move panels and V-Flats easily in and out to swap backgrounds.

Gatorbuddy ships complete with rolling base, three baby risers, and two V-Flat holders that are attached with three washers, 3 screws, and one pin.  Gator Board / V-Flat not included.

Selected for the Professional Photographer Magazine's 2023 Hot Ones buyer's guide.

Available to ship now.


  • Low profile steel base with black powder coat finish
  • Center slider knob allows positioning gator board angles up to 15 degrees
  • Adjustable angle V-Flat channel accepts up to 3/4" thick foam core
  • Four 8/32" threaded inserts configured to accept a Jr Wall Plate
  • Aluminum baby risers snap-in to base via durable black plastic clips
  • Eight 3/8"-16 tapped inserts
  • Durable Tente casters
  • Pegboard slots for easy wall storage


  • Base: 39.2"x18.3"x.85" (99x45.7x2.1cm)
  • Risers: 16" with 1" diameter (410mm with 25mm diameter), 5/8"pins
  • Base Weight: 26lbs (12kg)
  • Base Capacity: 50lbs (23kg)
  • V-Flat Holder: 49"x2" (122x5cm)
  • V-Flat Holder Weight: 2lbs each (1kg each)


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