View Full Version : Basic Grip Stud question


wheatgrinder
05-21-2010, 10:55 AM
Hi all,
Recently in my foraging for equipment at the local Goodwill superstore I brought home a "baby" light stand on wheels, old antique looking with a green "orange peal" finish. Sweet as heck! It has one telescoping section but has NO end stud, just a 3/4" OD pipe that looks like something is supposed to slip over the end.. i see lots of grip equipment on the net, but I'm not sure what exactly I should get. I want to use to support my 4" Fresnel.

What do I need?

PositiveFuture
05-29-2010, 12:45 PM
Sucks when you get over 50 views and no answers doesn't it? I have three zero answer threads on this forum to date.

wheatgrinder
05-30-2010, 12:57 AM
ah its ok.. I figure that its a strange question. Now that I have ONE real light stand, I see whats missing. I think there should be an entire additional extension, then a standard looking bit on top.

David.rhsc
06-03-2010, 08:15 PM
Can you post a picture of it?

It kinda sounds like one of your risers is missing and replaced with some sort of pipe on the end? Is it solid or is there an ID that you can slip something into?

Usually a baby stand will have 2-3 riser sections and the last section will end in a 5/8" pin. Hypothetically your Fresnel is setup to receive that pin.

This is what the top would look like on a stand with all it's pieces.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/images345x345/99165.jpg

Have you checked with sites like Matthews and filmtools.com for spare parts?

niik000
06-20-2010, 10:00 AM
yah he's missing the top riser. Are those things difficult to put back together?

David.rhsc
06-20-2010, 01:19 PM
I don't think so, if one can get the part it should just slip into place and lock down with the knuckle at that section. I am not 100% certain though.

niik000
06-23-2010, 03:36 PM
yah but what keeps it from being pulled out again? usually they stop when there fully extended. probably isnt too difficult once you have all the pieces. but i once found a broken one on the truck and there are more parts inside of each riser than you would expect.

wridingrlm
06-23-2010, 08:47 PM
Can you post a picture of it?

Took the words out of my mouth. :D

David.rhsc
06-25-2010, 12:47 AM
yah but what keeps it from being pulled out again? usually they stop when there fully extended. probably isnt too difficult once you have all the pieces. but i once found a broken one on the truck and there are more parts inside of each riser than you would expect.

Hmm. Not really sure. Can you tell who made it? Any names stamped on the knuckles or joints?

It might be something that you can rig as a gimp stand, just get the pin mounted in the risers you have maybe?