American Grip, soon to be rebranded as AGIgrip, showed a production version of their Aluminum, Medium Duty Adjustable Extension which was shown as a prototype last year. This uses the slide-through pipe clamp of a traditional hanger but with 1" tubing suitable for use with the smaller/
lighter fixtures which are now more typical in studio hangs. The tubing incorporates steel internal stops for safety and, of course, can be fitted with a stirrup or other hanging hardware. They have also expanded their
line of heavy-duty crank stands. The line now includes three models: the Boa (41" to 6'), the RoadRunner 220 (53" to 11'-5"), and the BlackBird (6'to 17'-10"). All have easy to find, bright red adjustment handles; large tires for easy movement; and engraved and filled height markings on the mast.