Source: Digital Logic
Mick Jones from Litup Digital showing us some of the features of the new Panther FlexyGrip.
[It’s actually Flex Grip or FlexGripKit – even the Panther website is inconsistent with the nomenclature] [Warning: Poor audio!]
What is the Flex Grip? According to Panther:
The FlexGripKit a unique modular system which consists primarily of 2 components: BasePlate and Legs.
It is a universal tool for multi-purpose use and can be extended according to your needs.
The BasePlate features a bubble level as well as versatile holes and threads for various purposes.
All legs are identical and can be extended to your requirement. They have a flexible ratchet to cover different angles, made for difficult setups. Each leg can except a seat or any kind of accessories (e. g. lamp).
So, what does this ‘flexibility’ give you? Here are some things the Flex Grip can ‘change’ into:
The special thing about the Table Dolly is the WheelBall, which allows not only curved and linear movements, but also „freestyle“ shots.
LowBoy / HiHat
The LowBoy / HiHat can be equipped with 75 – 150mm bowl or with a Mitchell Plate. Levelling feet can be placed directly to the BasePlate or for bigger footprint, to extention legs…
It can be set up with 3 or more (up to 12) legs. The flexible design with the ratchet makes tuff situations easy. High payload capacity of up to 250kg (550lbs) is achieved due to strong, high grade aluminium.
The FlexGripKit becomes a Studio Dolly if used with studio wheels.
In combination with a rotating seat, the FlexGripKit becomes a Camera Base for e.g. sport events.
Using the same ratchet connection of the legs, the clamp is ready to be used for scaffold mounting or rigging. This clamp is designed to hold all tubes with diameters from 33mm to 50mm and can be rotated in two axis.
Normally, sliders are limited by the length of their rail. Not with the FlexGripKit! You decide the lenght due to a railsystem which can be extended to your needs. It can also be combined with curved rails.
A high grade aluminium tube wheighs only 1,9kg (4lbs) and has a length of 1,5m. Special length upon request. The FlexGripKit slider can be operated on 36cm or 62cm gauge.
Smooth and silent sliding is guaranteed by using high quality bearings, and an offset positioning of the rubber counted wheels. Levelling is easy by means of levelling feet if layed down the floor or by simply adjusting the height of the stand if mounted on a higher level.
You can convert the FlexGripKit to a Tracking Dolly by adding 4 identical platforms. High payload capacity of up to 250kg (550lbs) enables to ride the cameraman and assistant. The standard track gauge of 62cm allows this Tracking Dolly to ride on all common tracks which are standard around the world.
As an option economical and compat rubber tracks are available.
A further modification would be an upgrade with a tire set. Wheighing less than 19kg (42lbs) this Doorway Dolly gives you the freedom you need!
Note: All spelling mistakes are sic.
Here’s a video overview of the FlexGripKit: