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#1 Rasmus Eriksson

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

Hey, worked with a guy today, who had worked with a guy who called himself and had the title "super grip".
And what he said was that there were some requirement you had to fulfill to take that title.

Exampel:
30 knots
Know pretty much 20 jib- arms & cranes inside out.
and so on.

To me this sounds like bullshit and just bragging. But also a bit cool if it were true, something to aim for.

Do anyone know anything about this?
And if its true know the exact requirement?


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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

Are you sure he wasn't just yanking your chain?

Was he the Kay grip? Was he drunk?

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#3 Darryl Richard Humber

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

Boy if you refer to yourself as "Supergrip", you're setting yourself up for a hard fall. I've worked with some of the best and they would never stoop to calling themselves "super" anything.
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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

Do you get a Spandex outfit with a cape ?

Anyone who has time on their hands to memorize that much bullshit probably spends very little time on set.
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#5 John David Miller

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Boy if you refer to yourself as "Supergrip", you're setting yourself up for a hard fall. I've worked with some of the best and they would never stoop to calling themselves "super" anything.


Correct.

I think you were being Punk'd but I doubt "Kutch" came jumping out of the bushes to surprise you at wrap.
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#6 Tom Jensen

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

Do you get a Spandex outfit with a cape ?

Anyone who has time on their hands to memorize that much bullshit probably spends very little time on set.



In the 80's I saw a grip wearing Spandex bicycle shorts. Unfortunately, I cannpt shake that image. In order to be a SuperGrip, you have to pass the grip test which involves the removal of grip clips from your thumbs. I passed. The pain was so intense I figured it out in mili-seconds.
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#7 John David Miller

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

In the 80's I saw a grip wearing Spandex bicycle shorts. Unfortunately, I cannpt shake that image. In order to be a SuperGrip, you have to pass the grip test which involves the removal of grip clips from your thumbs. I passed. The pain was so intense I figured it out in mili-seconds.


I remember hearing of a key grip who wore gold lamay spandex bicycle shorts on set once during the 80's. The DP kicked him off the set. I met the guy at Fox Studios, English bloke. I can't remember his name though.

The only time I have called someone a "super grip" was as a sarcastic insult...

I remember the grip test! lol
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#8 Chris Millar

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:17 PM

There is a Irish mechanist in the touring festival world (mechanist in theatre = grip/carpenter in film) who does the cycling shorts thing.

Pretty out there in more ways than one.

To the OP:

What the 'eck are you going to do with 30 knots ?

Any super grip could get by with only what is required - taking a guess, maybe 10 knots would get you everywhere nicely. Sub-optimal but still usable-ish and safe I reckon maybe 5 knots. Anyway, this is all forgetting about what you're doing with the rest of the rope.
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