Matthews Studio Equipment’s new rugged on-set Rock n’ Roller Wheel Sets
Matthews Studio Equipment has introduce a new accessory: Rock n’ Roller wheel sets. According to the company, Rock n’ Rollers quickly and simply slip on and are ready to “smoothly roll over rocks, power cables, cable crossovers, gravel, asphalt, uneven concrete, and soft grass.” The company says the new accessories were designed by request and input from DITs, Steadicam ops, video assistants, grips and gaffers.
The new Rock n’ Roller wheel set accessory includes:
- 3 foam semi-pneumatic tires (3” wide by 8” diameter) that won’t go flat and enhance stability.
- 360-degree rotation
- Dependable, face-locking pedal brake with an adjustable pad to ensure strength
- A dual-lock mechanism,
- Round top plate
- Proprietary Spring Steel Sleeve, which attaches the wheels to the stand
The unit is available in 3 versions and pairs with the Monitor Stand II and Slider Stands, or with any stand with a 1” square tube leg. For more information, see the press release below.
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Rugged Movement On-Set With Matthews Rock n’ Roller Wheel Sets
Burbank, California – Matthews Studio Equipment, known for smart solutions that ease life on set, introduce new Rock n’ RollerTM Wheel Sets. Already becoming an essential addition to Matthews’ hallmark grip and lighting stands, Rock n’ Rollers quickly simply slip on, ready to smoothly roll over rocks, power cables, cable crossovers, gravel, asphalt, uneven concrete, and soft grass.
Designed by request and input from DITs, Steadicam ops, video assistants, grips and gaffers, these useful add-ons feature 3 foam semi-pneumatic tires, 3” wide by 8” diameter that won’t go flat and enhance stability. With 360-degree rotation, they maneuver in any direction yet can maintain a straight line when rolling across the set. The dependable, face locking pedal brake features an adjustable pad to ensure strength throughout the life of the wheel. A dual-lock mechanism, it secures both wheel rotation as well as caster swivel. The smartly engineered round top plate is a real foot-saver, keeping pointy corners out of the way when engaging and disengaging the brake. Plus, Matthews’ proprietary Spring Steel Sleeve attaches the wheels to the stand for a secure fit without damaging the legs’ sidewall.
Available in 3 versions to suit every situation, the Monitor Wheel Set pairs with the Monitor Stand II and Slider Stands. The Combo Wheel Set goes with Matthews Combo Stands or any stand with a 1” square tube leg—a real benefit for moving large lights like 18Ks. The Mombo Combo set is compatible with 1-½” square tube leg stands so it’s a workhorse when breaking down huge overheads whether moving the it only a couple of feet—or across the stage.
Rock n’ Rollers are available through Matthews Studio Equipment dealers. For more information visit www.msegrip.com