The Modern Grip Package for a Quickly Changing Film Industry

Geronimo Creek - Modern Grip Package for Los Angeles
Geronimo Creek – Modern Grip Package for Los Angeles

Here are 5 ways we have modernized our grip packages:

Lumber vs. Aluminum Pipe

The old-school grip package typically carried enough lumber to remodel a small house! Over the years, lumber in a grip package has been used less and less. Most grips will tell you they prefer to build structures out of aluminum pipe and fittings for clean easy assembly and superior strength. In response, we redesigned our grip package with lumber racks that minimize their footprint, then added a custom pipe storage rack, under the truck’s body.

Geronimo Creek now carries an assortment of sized speedrail in our grip package trucks.
Geronimo Creek now carries an assortment of sized speedrail in our grip package trucks.

Now, all of our grip trucks include a preloaded assortment of 1-¼” aluminum pipe in various lengths. 

Grifflon vs. Ultrabounce®

Geronimo Creek has exchanged grifflon for Ultra-bounce®, a product manufactured by The Rag Place.

Geronimo Creek has exchanged grifflon for Ultra-bounce® in our modern grip package.
Geronimo Creek has exchanged grifflon for Ultra-bounce® in our modern grip package.

Ultrabounce® is softer, lighter-weight and easier to work with. Grifflon very tough, but heavy and more suited for harsh conditions with rain or heavy winds.  More information about our overhead rags here.

Shelving vs. Carts

The days of having everything on shelves are over. Anyone who has transferred the contents of a grip package into a stage knows that a truck with carts takes 15 minutes to empty. Meanwhile, the same package without a good cart system can take half a day. By popular demand, the majority of our grip packages are built to roll on studio carts, thus giving key grips the convenience of having their grip equipment on set, where they need it most, not stuck in the truck!

Mafer Clamps vs. Big Bite Baby Clamps

Mafer clamps are bad! These clamps break and are notoriously dangerous. In response to feedback from our local 80 customers, we have replaced the traditional Mafer clamp with Big Bite Baby clamps

Geroniom Creek Big Bite Baby clamp is now part of our grip package.
Geronimo Creek has replaced the traditional Mafer clamp with Big Bite Baby clamps

Modern Studio Equipment did an excellent job designing this clamp, which is now included with every standard grip package!  Check out our other grip hardware here.

The 1 Ton Grip Package

Small grip packages have become more in-demand due to the growing number of new media and viral projects.  In response, we have designed a 1 Ton Van Package, which is the perfect fit for interviews, industrial shoots and small scale advertising shoots.  

1 ton grip package by Geronimo Creek, Inc
1 ton grip package by Geronimo Creek. Perfect fit for interviews, industrial shoots and small scale advertising shoots.

Please see our other blog entry for more information about our 1 Ton Grip Packages.

We will always be listening to our customers and striving to improve our products and services. We look forward to your feedback and appreciate the support!

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