Introduction

What This Book Is About

This book is designed to teach you about the equipment you will need and use on a daily basis. I will also lightly touch on some stage terms, tricks of the trade, and procedures. With this book, perseverance (and I mean lots of perseverance), and just plain old hard work, you can become a successful grip. I challenge you to do it. But let me get off my soapbox (later changed to an apple box … you’ll see) and get back to teaching you how to become a grip. I am writing this book based on my experience and the experiences of other grips with whom I have worked. There is a saying among grips that there are 10 ways to do the very same job—and usually they all work. This book will help you learn the names of basic ...

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