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14/3 Black SJOOW Cord for Extension Cords - "DIY Stingers"


14-3 SJOOW Cord - Stingers

All of us here at Wire And Cable Your Way are loving this photo and informative testimony from a super talented video production professional out in Colorado.

Our customer Brian B. purchased our 14/3 SJOOW Cord to use as "stingers".

Here is what Brian had to say:

In the cinematography world, extension cords are called “stingers.” And just as with well-made lighting and grip equipment, heavy-duty stingers made of quality materials will last for decades of daily use on-location as well as in the studio.

I am a fulltime, full-service video production professional, and produce industrial and corporate films for clients all over the Colorado. So it made sense to me to make myself some quality stingers that I find at professional venues, and throw-away those orange and yellow “garden tool” extension cords that I've used through the years. 

I do have a bit of a “DIY” background, having remodeled my own homes over the years to provide some “sweat equity” via framing, plumbing, wiring, and finish work. So, I knew that a “DIY Stingers” project would be a fairly simple exercise for me. I wanted to replicate the black, heavy-duty rubber stingers seen on sound stages and production houses, and also build a few “stage drop boxes” that can be found in theaters and live music venues... basically a two-gang metal box attached to flexible cord, with appropriate strain relief.

I purchased 150' of 14/3 black SJOOW from Wire & Cable to Go, and was very pleased that it arrived on my doorstep just two days later! I was also impressed with the quality of the Carolprene product. The Tru-Mark sequential footage made it a snap to pay-out cord at my desired lengths of runs. A few trips to the hardware store gave me everything I needed to build three stingers and two drop boxes for use on my filming locations, and I still have plenty of cord left over for any foreseeable project in the future, kept on a pro-looking spool in my studio.

t I'll upload to my YouTube channel, to show other video pros how to “roll their own.” Whenever I need more cable or wire, I'll definitely buying it online through, as your prices and delivery speed are wonderful, and you carry great products.

All the best,
Brian Brown

Thanks for the words Brian! Glad everything worked out and we are very happy to have you as a customer!

If you need small cuts of SJOOW cord please let us know as we can cut our SJOOW portable into as many pieces  as you need at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

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