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C Stand Heads Won’t Tighten

Taylor Bickel

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I work a lot with a guy who has really old Norms C-Stands. The grip heads seem to be looser and looser after every job. You really have to tighten them down a ton. Is there any way of bringing these old heads back to their former glory, or do we just have to buy all new heads?

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Gosh, $18 is really cheap for the head. But consider these thoughts..

-The older brand C stands can last a very long time. They may be worth repairing or maintaining.

-Replacing the cork washer is a maintenance issue, that any head may need.

-The cork sheet is very cheap and cutting to shape is very easy. 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Gripheads, with minimal care and maintenance, since they are cast Al, should last virtually forever.  Were that not true you wouldn't see used but fully functional American Grip, Matthews, Modern, Norms and even Mole gripheads for sale. Impact gripheads will be in the scrapyard.

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with the local prices here the Avenger gripheads are the best price/quality ratio so I am using those. The Matthews ones are also good if rented but they are more difficult and expensive to purchase than Avengers.

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