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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:14 AM

Hi Folks

 

As the last of my bits of carefully black-painted polystyrene foam have now dissolved into the inevitable pile of little white balls that stick to your clothes, I need some proper flags. I was thinking of some 24x36 ones. A friend of mine in LA just bought a couple for, as I recall, about $35 apiece. Here, they're twice that at least and usually much more.

 

Is there anywhere in the UK from whence I could order this stuff at a reasonable price?

 

If I had a welder, I'd make 'em...

 

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#2 Jean Gonzales

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:52 AM

Get in contact with Phil Leonard.

http://www.daylightgriptex.com/

 

Unit 4, Agecroft Network Centre,

Lamplight Way, Swinton

Manchester M27 8UG, UK


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:50 PM

It's admittedly a long time ago, but last time I bought grip gear in the UK, I got it from Arri. Good quality, as you'd expect. I believe it's mostly re-branded Manfrotto/Avenger.


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#4 Maximilian Motel

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:36 AM

I don't know the shippin fees, but I often use mbfshop.de (a German shop, let me know if you need help translating). Or directly from Manfrotto, they sell the avenger grip stuff in Germany (though I suspect probably all of Europe).


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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:10 AM

Well, I pinged Phil Leonard at Griptex soon after that post went up, and haven't received a reply.

 

Presumably I'm not a big enough deal.]

 

Welcome to little England...

 

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#6 JD Hartman

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:30 AM

You recently were in LA on business, couldn't bring anything back as baggage on your employer's dime? 

 

http://www.woodennic...nmainframe.html

Used gear from Wooden Nickle: https://www.facebook...21690411&type=3

 

 

Not even something compact?  http://www.bhphotovi...ags_II_Kit.html


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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:38 AM

Nope. There are baggage fees for anything past the first checked piece these days - they were introduced immediately the fuel prices went up, and (shockingly!) weren't reversed once the fuel prices went down again.

 

And yes I know that Wooden Nickel is a cornucopia of highly-affordable wonders.

 

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