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A New Use For The MALICE Clip?


Tactical Tailor provided some gear for the movie, “Elysium”. Some of the kit was really cool and wasn’t sure how, or even if, their stuff had been used, until they watched the DVD and then noticed a MALICE clip being used for cable management. Now, I’m sure somebody is going to tell us that they do this ALL of the time, but I’ve never seen anyone do it. To me, it’s pretty interesting to see what happens when you give a piece of gear to someone who doesn’t know what it’s for. Sometimes they’ll surprise you.

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19 Responses to “A New Use For The MALICE Clip?”

  1. Patrick Bateman says:

    I do this ALL of the time.

  2. Steve Bushnell says:

    I thought everyone did this.

  3. Tyler durden says:

    Literally ALL the time.

  4. shots&Pots says:

    Been doing this for awhile. I just buy them in bulk and cut them off with my Costa brand Damascus Steel seat belt cutter with trident mother of pearl inlays.

  5. Jason says:

    I usually used the Maxped Web Dominator for this but I kinda wish they packaged a bit more bungee with each dominator so you could wrap up more stuff.

    Never thought of using a malice clip though, that is interesting.

  6. JLo says:

    Movie SuCkeD!

    • MKULTRAFUN says:

      The storyline was horrible, character development abysmal, but the world building that went into making the movie, and the props and equipment were pretty on point.

  7. Brc says:

    Wow I wish Id thought of that.

  8. Billy says:

    Kind of like the dude who figured out to take the eraser out of the non-writing hand and stick it on the end of the pencil!

  9. JG says:

    Damn…that was the signature method of cable management for SEAL Team 13! Now they will have to come up with another cool guy way to keep all their gear tied down. I can’t believe Hollywood outed them like that, but from the reviews, I don’t think many people saw the movie anyhow.

  10. JP says:

    I’ve never thought of doing that, however we’ve always had a huge amount of cheap zipties around. I guess if you are frequently rebundling cables?

    Either way, the movie was about Obamacare.

  11. Jon Meyer says:

    Almost as bad as the new G.I. Joe with the Cobra-Buckle’s mounted with the backside forward or moral patch’s stuck on every piece of velcro avaliable in Zero Dark Thirty.

  12. Lasse says:

    “To me, it’s pretty interesting to see what happens when you give a piece of gear to someone who doesn’t know what it’s for. Sometimes they’ll surprise you.”
    – It’s like the human way of opening a banana.

    • MKULTRAFUN says:

      The human way of opening a banana, upside down, like most everything else humanity does. ;P

  13. Big Juju says:

    As a guy who’s been on both sides of this – mil and film/TV business – I’m guessing this was a “Hey, this looks cool!” decision on the part of the film’s Costume Designer. Zipties, one wrap velcro, and shock cord are all solutions I’ve used. You COULD use a MALICE clip for cable management but they’re kinda big for that.

    • Haji says:

      Its a darn shame that Costume Designers are so clueless as to what is cool in stuff like this.

      • Big Juju says:

        As we’d often remind each other on set, “It’s just a movie.” Many of the things done in a film/TV show aren’t correct but are that way to look neat or build tension. I remember before shooting a scene with commandos making their daring attack that I pointed out to a make-up artist putting face paint on our heroes that the Army way was dark on high areas and light on shadow areas. He said he knew that but it would hide our actors faces and make them hard to identify individually on screen. Same reason a squad moving tactically will be bunched up in the movies. If they’re spread out then it makes for a crappy picture on the big screen.