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The Grip Book, 5th Edition by Michael G. Uva

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19 A Professional’s Tips on the Trade

A dollar bill is 6 in. long. (NICE TO KNOW)

A good safety practice when letting a camera operator off a riding crane is to lock the brakes, put an arm on the chains, step on the arm, have another grip take the place of the camera operator, then reduce the lead or mercury for counterbalance. (NICE TO KNOW)

A junior riser can sometimes be used in a high roller or mambo combo stand if the stand has a junior receiver on it. This means that you can make the stand taller. Make sure you bag it heavily. Also ensure you do not bend the risers. (NICE TO KNOW)

A lot of grips carry an aluminum rod or steel that is 5/8 in. in diameter and about 1 ft. long. (Commonly referred to as “NORM” pins.) Some grips have even drilled ...

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