Honest to goodness, it doesn't feel any heavier than 20 pounds (if that). I hoist it and it goes up with ease. The aluminum holds up great and I am extremely satisfied because taking it down or putting it up takes me, by myself, approximately 15 minutes. This includes lowering the frame. unfolding the screen, attaching it with ball ties, lifting it back into place, connecting the projector, turning on the projector, making little adjustments (I am a perfectionist), and sitting down to watch.
I will be putting some pictures on soon. I am waiting on College Football to start.
I use the Epson PowerLite X12.