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Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Submitted by a member. Students only for one week please.
     
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    bobgaggle Well-Known Member

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    Ha, my buddy used a far worse version of this. He would say Short, Short-Long, Long-Short, and Long. Needless to say, he didn't stay in charge for long
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I see what you did there; so he stayed in charge for short?

    I must confess, it took me a minute of head scratching to come up with what I think would be proper: "Short, Short-Center, Long-Center (or Center-Long?) , and Long."
     
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    Alright ill bite, I have never heard this phrase or anything else anywhere close to this, so please bear with me. Would this perhaps be referring to the practice of focusing the beam on some spotlights? Telling the "optimal" positions to try with the focusing handles?
     
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    This topic is above everyone's head. [emoji6]
     
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    I asked some of the guys in my shop if they knew what it meant, but none of them had a clew
     
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    It is indeed a loft(block)-y subject.
     
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    Alright, after some very subtle hints I'll take another guess at it. Would it have to do with the loft block positions for a line set and the (length of the?) cables associated with each block?

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    Alright, now after some thinking and digging around I am pretty sure I have it. Short Short, Short, Short Centre, Centre, Long Centre, Long, Long Long refers to the positions of the loft blocks and corresponding lift lines along the pipe, starting from the arbor. (Taken from the Backstage Handbook pg. 264).
     
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