Actually, all you’d need to do is punch a few extra holes. These screw rivets don’t take much stress, so I only need to make them finger tight. Also if I want to store or transport them flat, all I need to do is take them apart.
I’m another who makes his own stands from leather belts. You can even buy new appropriately thick & wide belts from somewhere like Walmart. The cost is considerably less than what you’d pay to buy pipe stands. I also like these while clenching a pipe & doing various chores. They slip easily in a pocket, or can be slipped over the belt you’re wearing. If you need to set your pipe down, you have a stand readily available.
What might work for an exceptionally long pipe is to cut a small wedge out of the broad side of the loop, then the bowl of the pipe can sit outside of the loop, but still have its weight centered over it.