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#1 Marius Klovning

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:18 PM

Hello,

I wasn't able to find any posts on the topic with a keyword search so I figured I'd start one. I am currently looking into picking up some c-stands and combo stands and wanted to get the opinion of someone with first hand experience using the Norms Studio Equipment brand.

 

I have used other brands of c-stands and combo stands but I don't believe I've ever used Norms. Seeing as some brands are more reliable than others my question is how is the quality of this brand? Are they reliable or should I look go another direction? Any help is greatly appreciated.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:26 PM

The newer norms stuff isn't too bad at all-- the older stuff wasn't too great.

When in doubt, I feel American Grip is always a good way to go though i'd also not hesitate to pick up newer norms stuff if it meant saving a few bucks.


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#3 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 06:43 PM

Good stuff now.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 01:28 PM

What did they do to boost quality?  If I compare a piece of case grip gear from today with one made 10 or more years ago, what differences are evident


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 06:48 PM

Meant "cast grip gear", grip head, lollypop, stand riser casting, etc.


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#6 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:00 PM

The quality is the same- they were never poor in quality but their design was a little off on some of the stands.

 

Their combos, rollers and such just seem to have a better feel now.


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