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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century by Bill Sapsis

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Lighting Truss

TRAY ALLEN

The Creation of Truss

In the beginning, there were wooden and steel beams. Steel trusses were eventually designed and of course the Great Production Company of Old took smaller versions of these trusses and started to use them in shows. The people setting up the steel truss said it was heavy and no good. So someone at the Great Production Company of Old said “What about aluminum?” So they tried it and said, “This is good.” This is a simplified explanation of what could be described as an explosion and the formation of an industry.

Lighting truss is an assembly of metal, aluminum, or composite materials formed in such a way as to maximize the distance supported (the span), then maximize the amount of weight that can ...

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