We used it off and on for 6 months. If you want to have a hands-on look at it or see it so you can figure out how to create a setup to have it hang without the stand...you are more than welcome to check mine out.
I'm hoping to get to use mine next summer - but would definitely let you "play" with mine to see if it is an investment you want to make.
I might just do that! Thanks so much!!! I will PM you soon!