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Wind of change

There was a significant change to the way wind speeds were implemented in the ASCE7-10 standard which is referenced in some recent codes. Most notably, the wind speeds shown in the wind maps were increased; however, the new code has a 0.6 reduction factor for wind pressures in the load combinations. When these reduction factors…

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SAM750: A huge visual bang at Ilesoniq

Montreal’s Evenko didn’t just want to end their Chainsmokers show with a bang—they wanted hundreds of bangs. “For the last song of the show, for our little finale, we fired 400 pieces of fireworks from the stage, and 200 feet behind the stage, we threw in another 500 pieces,” explains Evenko’s Karl Gaudreau. “Those last…

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More safety at a discounted price

Stageline has made a new deal with WDT Weather Ops that will allow our clients to access the service at a discount price. WeatherOps provides a powerful, straightforward way to help you make critical decisions for any company asset from anywhere you may roam. Use coupon code ”STAGELINE” for a 25% discount at purchase.wdtinc.com    

Spring in Texas… with a SL100

Warm season means outdoor shows for most of us, but it also means extreme weather events. Texas experienced massive hail storms last week and we are pleased by a comment that came in our inbox Monday morning: ” We just took 75 mph winds, golf ball size hail and 4 inches of rain in 30…

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Starting Nature’s Party

Robin Williams once said that spring was nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party.” While we wouldn’t be in this industry if we didn’t like a party, we acknowledge that Stageline’s annual Spring Training workshop is kind of the opposite. It’s a lot of work and a lot of learning, and if you’re not one of…

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SL100: We’ve kept the best and made it better

Now and again, we get together with trainers, experienced technicians, design and R&D teams. We share ideas for improvements on the designs. Some of these ideas are provided to us by our clients who noted possible improvements on various models. This year’s focus was on the SL100 and as a result, the model has been equipped…

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A Match Made In… Common Sense!

What’s your Stageline unit going to look like when it’s set up onsite? What’s the best way to plan out your light, sound, and banner rigging? Vectorworks Spotlight has the answers. The industry-standard design software for entertainment, staging, and events, Vectorworks Spotlight allows users to work from initial design and concept through documentation all the…

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The new SL75 in 18 seconds!

  Here are some of the features available on our latest hydraulic SL75 unit. Ready, set, go!             See, you made it in 18 seconds! Now, we suggest you take a couple more minutes to VISIT SL75 PAGE

Taking the Big Easy

New Orleans was a blast starting off with a meal of jambalaya and alligator po-boys. We popped along to the Fried Chicken Festival (the main stage of which, we noted proudly, was an SL250 set up by our friends at Center Staging). With full bellies, we headed off to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street,…

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Lightning-Fast Safety Response

Lightning may not strike twice, but striking once is bad enough. Thanks to the diligence of Stageline tech Francis Kopajko, when lightning struck a SAM440 during the leadup preparations for an evening show in Rouyn-Noranda on August 11, the stage had already been evacuated, and no one was hurt. Mid-afternoon that day, technical people were…

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