Matthews Studio Equipment introduces Grip Rail

Matthews Studio Equipment has introduced Grip Rail, designed to offer a new way to mount equipment on location, in the studio, or on the fly. The system allows you to telescope out the rail to get it just the right size instead of cutting speed rail for a particular situation. This saves time and waste on set.

Multipurpose Grip Rail is made of rugged aluminum and is lightweight. Its cool feature is that it is also a telescoping grid pipe system that makes it quicker, easier, and safer to brace and hang cameras, lights, or backdrops, incorporate into a wall spreader, build overhead frames, and more. Grip Rail is a no-cutting, worthy alternative to imprecise and bulky pipe organs and other rail systems.

Designed to work with off-the-shelf grip hardware including popular grid clamps, Matthelinis and standard pipe fittings, the system can secure up to 60 lbs/27.2kg in the horizontal (when properly supported on two ends) and 120 lbs/54.4kg in the vertical position. At one end, the telescoping Grip Rail offers a 360° rotating Junior Receiver, giving you the ability to directly mount lights and adapters.

To adjust the system, two grub screws are loosened to telescope the junior receiver end into the desired position. Each Grip Rail comes complete with a Clamp Reducer, a dynamic accessory for adding clamps or fittings along the skinny section of Grip Rail.

Grip Rail Seamlesss

Grip Rail is available in two pipe diameters: 1-1/4″ (42mm ) and 1-1/2″ (48mm). For easy adjustability, both versions are available in either Small: 2ft-3.5ft/1 meter or large: 3.5ft-6ft/2 meter lengths. Thanks to the new Matthews double-ended Junior Pin, grip rails can be coupled together for more length.

Grip Rail Camera Setup 1


  • 1-1/4” (42mm OD) and 1-1/2” (48mm OD) diameter available
  • Constructed out of aluminum tube, barstock and billet
  • Approximately 26”-42” (64cm – 107cm) and 41”-72” (101cm – 183xm) length available
  • Weight, Grip Rail 1-1/4” Short: 4lbs (1.8kg)
  • Weight, Grip Rail 1-1/4” Long: 6lbs (2.72kg)
  • Weight, Grip Rail 1-1/2” Short: 5.5lbs (2.5kg)
  • Weight, Grip Rail 1-1/2” Long: 7.5lbs (3.4kg)

Pricing and Purchase Options

The Grop Rail is available from your favorite distributors as well as directly from Mathews Studio Equipment.

Grip Rail 1-1/4″ Short $179
Grip Rail 1-1/4″ Long $199
Grip Rail 1-1/2″ Short $169
Grip Rail 1-1/2″ Long $179

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