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TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by milly on Feb 06, 2015
Hi,
I am wondering if anyone knows of a UK supplier or even overseas who does good sturdy adjustable tripods and cross bars that wont colapse or bend when resting a puppet or two against them like some of the ebay ones I have read about.Working on a limited budget ( once car sold) 
I can then get out and start hunting for some people to be puppeteers then.
many thankjs
Milly
Re: TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by Na on Feb 06, 2015
Not entirely sure what you're asking for but two thoughts:

1. PVC piping for stages, you can make your own thing using plenty of free instructions or buy one. Alternatively sites like One Way have stage kits and things out of metal pipes. One Way is closest I can think of to have tripods, but don't know if that's feasible for you shipping wise.
2. Lighting hire/sales companies have tripods and bars... But maybe that's not what you meant.
Re: TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by Starship Sassafrass on Feb 21, 2015
When our puppet theater did mobile puppet shows...we always had good luck with ON STAGE brand tripods (meant for speakers) They are super sturdy.... then you can take either PVC or actual metal plumbing pipe and create a cross bar... just get the pip wide enough to slip over the tripod head... and put a coupler in the middle so that it can be separated for transport.
Re: TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by milly on Feb 21, 2015
Thank you I shall look into that idea
Re: TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by Starship Sassafrass on Feb 22, 2015
Forgot to mention to add "elbows" to either end in order to create the angle to slip over the tripod... but i'm sure you probably figured that...hahaha
Re: TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by milly on Mar 14, 2015
Hi Na after after a search I have found a supplier in the Uk. Its a branch of Oneway called oneway Uk price £500. Now spring is here I start cycle training in the primary schools agains so will have some wages coming in next month to afford things. I will give pvc piping a try and look into what Starship was on about
many thanks both for your help
Re: TRIPODS AND CROSS BARS. Posted by Na on Mar 16, 2015
Great, glad to see you got something that fits the bill.
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