I need help to dismantle a softbox. The model is an Elinchrom 22" Portalite octagonal softbox. From memory it was exceptionally difficult to assemble and now I'm finding it so impossible to dismantle that I think maybe there's an obvious trick to this? I've never tried to take it apart before as I haven't needed to.
Each rod is only about 10" long so I can't get enough bend in them to remove any one from their position, and I've noticed that the canvas part might rip if I put more strain on it. There's no velcro openings or removable flaps to reduce the strain, and I can't see any way to remove the rods at their base.