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Matthews presents Grip Rail telescoping grid pipe

Jun 7, 2024

Matthews Studio Equipment introduces Grip Rail, designed to offer a better way to mount equipment on location, in the studio, or on the fly.

From the mind of inventor Aaron Hammel (Local 80, motorcycle race mechanic/crew chief, owner of Patriot Camera) comes the no-cutting, better, rail-style, telescoping grid-pipe alternative to imprecise and bulky pipe organs: Grip Rail.

Multipurpose Grip Rail is a rugged aluminium lightweight telescoping grid pipe system that makes it quicker, easier, and safer to brace and hang cameras, lights or backdrops, incorporate into a wall spreader, build overhead frames and much more.

Grip Rail is a no-cutting, worthy alternative to imprecise and bulky pipe organs and other rail systems. Designed to work with off-the-shelf grip hardware including popular grid clamps, Matthelinis and standard pipe fittings, the system can secure up to 60 lbs/27.2kg in the horizontal (when properly supported on two ends) and 120 lbs/54.4kg in the vertical position.

At one end, telescoping Grip Rail offers a 360° rotating Junior Receiver giving the user the ability to directly mount lights and adapters. To adjust the system, two grub screws are loosened to telescope the junior receiver end into the desired position. Each Grip Rail comes complete with a Clamp Reducer, a dynamic accessory for adding clamps or fittings along the skinny section of Grip Rail. Grip Rail is available in two pipe diameters: 1-1/4″ (42mm ) and 1-1/2″ (48mm). For easy adjustability, both versions are available in either Small : 2ft-3.5ft/1 meter or Large: 3.5ft-6ft/2 meter lengths. For more length, Grip Rails can be coupled together thanks to the new Matthews double-ended Junior Pin.

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