Personal Gear Guru – Cal

This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Cal, asking about our Runway Base to give his C stands the ability to roll.

Q: CAL

Hi, we are currently using your C stands, they are solid! We were wondering about adding casters to these C stands to make them more flexible in the studio. Can this be done and do you have casters that fit?

Thank you, Cal.

A: GEAR GURU

Hey Cal,

The Runway Base will take you mobile! Simply just remove the riser section from the turtle base and insert it into the runway base and you are ready to roll!

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Personal Gear Guru – Randolph

This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Randolph, asking about our 5″ Grip Pin to mount a lighting fixture in the 40″ Grip Arm that comes with a C Stand Kit.

Q: RANDOLPH

First I’d like to say thank you for all the wonderful videos you have on this site. They’re very informative and easy to follow.
I was going to buy the Avenger A2030D 9.8′ Turtle Base kit + Avenger E650 Baby (5/8″) Pin with Collar to use with a beauty dish.
Instead of the Avenger stand, I would like to buy the Kupo 40″ Master C Stand with Turtle Base Kit. Is the Kupo Baby 5/8″ (16mm) Snap-in Pin the pin I’ll need to purchase?

Thanks

A: GEAR GURU

Hey Randolph,

You will need the 5″ Grip Arm Pin to support your lighting fixture. Just place it in the baby (5/8″) opening in the grip head, position the pin angle, tighten the grip head, and you’re ready to rock!

http://www.kupogrip.com/baby-grip-arm-pin/

5" Grip Pin (KG002212) | Kupo Grip - Never Let Go!

5″ Grip Pin (KG002212)

Remember to place one of the legs in-line with the grip arm so it won’t tip and to use a sandbag on the turtle base for safety! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

Thank you for the inquiry, your comments on our videos and for supporting Kupo Grip!

Sincerely,

Jason Friedman – Your Personal Gear Guru

Never Let Go!

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Personal Gear Guru – Charles J.

This question was sent to me via our free Personal Gear Guru service by Charles J. asking about booming an Elinchrom Quadra head and 2×3′ softbox using a Master C-Stand, Grip Head & Grip Arm combination. 
 
Q: CHARLES J.
 
I’m looking for a boom stand and to support and Elinchrom Ranger Quadra head (very light) with a Elincrom deep octa box (27.5″) or an Elinchrom soft box (approx 2′ x 3′). Would a Master C stand 30″ with a grip arm work fine? As for the grip arm with big handle, would 40″ be too big or 20″? By the way, great videos! Very instructive and good tips.

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