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Author Topic: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?  (Read 1766 times)

Michael Lage

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Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:58:02 am »

I was up early this morning and saw this one before coffee...

http://www.ehow.com/how_7879959_build-stage-flat-bed-trailer.html

Concrete blocks, are you kidding?

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Jason Raboin

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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 09:48:04 am »

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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 10:19:21 am »

Terrifying.


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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 12:12:16 pm »

How to write an ehow article:

1. Pick a subject you know nothing about and have no experience doing.

2. Imagine in your mind the things that need to be done.

3. List the things at a high level. Provide absolutely no detail for each step, unless it's painfully obvious (i.e., "The portable stands have three legs that unfold into a tripod shape. Unfold the legs.").

4. ? ? ?

5. Profit!
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 12:21:42 pm by Jonathan Johnson »
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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 12:19:19 pm »

The "stage" is probably the most stable part of this setup. If using a typical semi trailer, the air brakes and landing gear will probably be sufficient to keep it from rolling; the concrete blocks against the wheels are just for looks.

Loosely stacked concrete blocks for steps? Really?

At least they aren't placing the trailer ON concrete blocks.
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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 12:35:12 pm »

"The portable stands have three legs that unfold into a tripod shape. Unfold the legs."

Dang.  I KNEW I was overlooking something... No wonder my lights kept falling over!
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Steve M Smith

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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 04:18:44 pm »

No wonder my lights kept falling over!

Those bipods aren't very stable!


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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 05:57:35 pm »

To be fair, I have done many gigs from the back of a flatbed.   For smaller gigs it is not bad if it is on level ground and chocked.  Think about it a bit, many flatbed trailers are designed to carry load the weigh several tons.   Now the Village of Pinehurst   home of the US Opens used to use the manure wagons from the harness track for portable staging up until @ 5 years ago. It gave a nice down home feel to things.   
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Re: Really, So somebody would SURVIVE on this stage?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 06:20:23 am »

To be fair, I have done many gigs from the back of a flatbed.

So have I.  Proper truck trailers, not silly little trailers you might tow with a pickup truck.

The best type are not flat bed but curtain side with the curtains open.  That way you get a roof too.


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