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2m or 3m truss pieces?


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Hi, Just about to add 6m of global truss f33. I'm not hanging anything heavy, just backdrops a few small pars cans and little movers.

 

Apart from taking an extra few mins joining them and dismantling at gigs, is there any reason to get 2 x 3m lengths vs 3 x 2m lengths? Probably nothing in it but thought I might check in with experienced riggers.

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Price may suggest the three metre lengths, convenience may indicate the 2m lengths. You can get a 2m length in anywhere you can go on foot, three metre lengths or longer and you need to check access. Lifts to upper rooms may be an issue if there are any on your patch.
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Price may suggest the three metre lengths, convenience may indicate the 2m lengths. You can get a 2m length in anywhere you can go on foot, three metre lengths or longer and you need to check access. Lifts to upper rooms may be an issue if there are any on your patch.

 

Two 2m and two 1m would enable you to make any length from 1m to 6m and will probably fit in your van!

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Two 2m and two 1m would enable you to make any length from 1m to 6m and will probably fit in your van!

 

 

If the budget stretches, this is probably how I would go - and then I would leave the 2x1m's connected (or if 3m transport isn't an issue, connect pairs of 1's and 2's. With most truss systems in circulation these days, a join is often stronger than a continuous section, as counter intuitive as that sounds**when properly assembled**.

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With most truss systems in circulation these days, a join is often stronger than a continuous section, as counter intuitive as that sounds**when properly assembled**.

 

Agreed, although they keep those joins strong by using more metal and thus you do also increase the self weight a fair bit too!!

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