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#1 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

Hello, I'm looking to put together parts for a menace arm or two, but want to know exactly what I should be looking for? Also what would be the limits for it? In weight, length, etc. Is a hi hi overhead wide base stand fit for the job? And what type of pipe should be used

Will this do the job? http://www.filmandvi...st11piboki.html

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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Hello, I'm looking to put together parts for a menace arm or two, but want to know exactly what I should be looking for? Also what would be the limits for it? In weight, length, etc. Is a hi hi overhead wide base stand fit for the job? And what type of pipe should be used

Will this do the job? http://www.filmandvi...st11piboki.html


You will need to be more specific in your question. What materials you use will determine the length and load carrying capacity.
Do you have experience building or putting them together ? I am guessing you do not. In which case, the correct way to go about this is to work with someone who has experience.
Menace arms can cause a lot of damage and harm if not done right.
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#3 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hello, I'm looking to put together parts for a menace arm or two, but want to know exactly what I should be looking for? Also what would be the limits for it? In weight, length, etc. Is a hi hi overhead wide base stand fit for the job? And what type of pipe should be used

Will this do the job? http://www.filmandvi...st11piboki.html


The Modern fittings will allow you to build a boom. Is that what you are trying to buid ?

A menace arm (as I know it) is this - http://www.msegrip.c...tthews-max.html
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#4 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:54 AM

You will need to be more specific in your question. What materials you use will determine the length and load carrying capacity.
Do you have experience building or putting them together ? I am guessing you do not. In which case, the correct way to go about this is to work with someone who has experience.
Menace arms can cause a lot of damage and harm if not done right.


They're called "menace arms" for a reason!
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#5 Walter Royle

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

I have used every menace arm made, including fabricating my own. The best one for me was the modern menace arm. I always used speedrail. Never over the overall length of 20'. Of course that is depending on what I am putting on it. One thing that might seem obvious but seemed to sometimes be overlooked is making sure you always have one leg of the stand forward, pointing the same way as the arm is extended. The straps help but dont over crank the support straps.
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#6 Nicolas Gomez

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

had never seen them before.... Guess no one uses them here in Colombia... BUt man it looks amazing!

www.elsotano.com.co/videos.php
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#7 Tony Reale

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

I have a Mini Max stand and I love it. Best investment I made for gripping. Fast to setup and more trustworthy than a rigged menace arm.
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