What This Book Is About

This book is designed to teach you about the basic 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 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 ten ways to do the very same job—and usually they all work. This book will help you to learn most of the names and ways to use basic grip equipment! ...

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