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You're in the local cinema watching the latest action movie and there's a winter scene - you never give it a second thought and why would you?
But to get the 'magic' on the screen there's an army of people with all sorts of wonderful kit and it's not just cameras and lights. ICEGRIPPER has been called upon several times to help with various movies and entertainment productions...
ICEGRIPPER supplied ice grips to the production company behind Huntsman's Winter War, starring Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. Because ICEGRIPPER hold stock of a wide variety of products, we could meet their need to provide different items for camera crews, stars and other production departments.
Remember 'The Jump'? ICEGRIPPER were called upon to provide ice grips for the crews filming out in Austria. Celebrities were trained on various winter activities and then competed against each other. The finalists had to do a Ski Jump and the longest jump was crowned the winner. This C4 production ran for four series and saw celebs taking part in various winter sports including: skeleton, bobsleigh, ski cross, and giant slalom. The presenter was Davina McCall.
Dancing on Ice has proved to have enduring appeal with 11 seasons having been filmed and broadcast by ITV. Originally presented by Phillip Schofield alongside Holly Willoughby, it returned helmed by Christine Lampard. The series features celebrities and their professional partners figure skating in front of a panel of judges. ICEGRIPPER was asked to provide traction products that could be used by the production crew on the slick ice of the arena's used for productions. Testament indeed to the gripping qualities of ICEGRIPPER products!
Circus Act FlameOz is a spectacular circus flame throwing act. They were asked by an ice skating touring company to perform a bespoke choreography routine in an ice rink, in Mexico! The performance was to be a fast-paced and synchronised dance-style act yet on a surface created for maximum slide. So they needed something on their footwear to make things a little less slidey and a lot more precise. An on-line search brought them to ICEGRIPPER. We have been able to supply exactly the right grip for the ice rink performers.
So next time you are watching your favourite action hero charging through snow and ice, just below shot, they might have ICEGRIPPER ice grips on their feet! Have a look at this recommendation:
ICEGRIPPER has tested more than 100 ice grips, ice cleats, snow chains and other winter traction products and uniquely qualified to advise you. Whether for general domestic activities, industrial use, winter leisure activities, or even helping super-heroes battle villains! If you have any unusual uses for ice grips, let us know... We love to hear your stories, or see your photo's - share them with us by posting on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
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