Artificial High Directionals (AHD), Tripods and Multipods

Artificial High Directionals, or AHD’s, allow a qualified rescue team to redirect the path of their mainline around and over obstacles. Although the uses for a versatile AHD are limitless, the most frequent is to reduce edge trauma in raising and lowering systems. Running your mainline through a directional, located seven feet or so above the edge, allows your team to go over the edge with very few of the typical risks and difficulties. Better yet, it allows you to bring your victim back over the edge quickly, easily, and safely.

The greatest majority of AHD’s are sold as tripods. With adequate training, a tripod can rapidly be deployed over many cliffs, structures, and vertical access shafts. More advanced AHD systems, such as the Vortex Multipod, allow a well trained team to quickly create alternate rigs: A-Frames, Sideways A-Frames (SA), Easel-A, Gin Poles. In the right hands, these advanced rigs can offer increased stability and extremely safe deployment.

AHD’s require advanced training for proper use. Anything less is a recipe for disaster. In the hands of trained and qualified technicians, however, an effective AHD may well be the most significant key to dramatically increasing the safety of any over-the-edge rescue.

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    AZ Vortex Gin Pole / Mono-Pod Head (Orange Head)

    The Gin Pole Head is connected to the A-Frame with the Head Pins to construct the standard Vortex tripod configuration.  Many times though, Gin Pole Head is used the Vortex Leg and Foot to construct a Gin Pole.

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    AZ VORTEX HEAD SET PULLEY WHEEL

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    AZ VORTEX HOBBLE STRAP

    AZ Vortex Hobble Straps are the fast and easy way to securely hobble Vortex legs.

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    $183.04 $208.00
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    AZ VORTEX INNER LEG

    This is the Brite clear anodized, Inner Leg to the Arizona AZ Vortex system sold separately as a replacement item.

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    AZ VORTEX OUTER LEG

    This is the Brite clear anodized, Outer Leg to the Arizona AZ Vortex system sold separately as a replacement item.

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    AZ VORTEX REPLACEMENT PIN SET

    AZV Replacement Pin Set
    This set contains (2) Head pins and (4) Outer leg pins.

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    AZ Vortex Sedona Shoulder Harness

    A new removable backpack carrying system for Arizona Vortex leg bags, the Sedona Shoulder Harness quickly attaches or detaches from the leg bag for extended carries into the backcountry or up long flights of stairs up high-rise buildings.

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    CMC Arizona Vortex Foot Components (Raptor & Flat Foot)

    The Raptor Foot features a replaceable carbide tip designed to reach into small holes or cracks for optimal grip on uneven surfaces. The Flat Foot features a rubber layer on the bottom to provide optimal grip on flat surfaces.

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    CMC Skyhook Winch

    The single-handled (basic) or double-handled Sky Hook rescue rope winch can be manually or electrically powered.

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    TerrAdaptor (Artificial High Directional) Portable Anchor System

    The TerrAdaptor™ is the most versatile portable anchor systems available for use in rescue, industrial and wilderness environments. This revolutionary system is the result of the combined years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing of equipment by Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC).

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    TerrAdaptor Gin Pole Kit

    Optional kit to convert the TerrAdaptor Tripod into a gin pole (monopod).

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    SKED-EVAC Tripod

    Manufactured by Skedco, the makers of the Sked® Stretcher and made up of aircraft grade gold anodized aluminum legs and cast aluminum head. Featuring three heavy-duty rigging anchors with large holes for easy attachment in the center, along with multiple adjustment options to enable usage on nearly any foundation.

     

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    CMC Arizona Vortex AZORP Kit

    Developed by Reed Thorne, the AZORP kit was designed to add versatility to the Arizona Vortex system by combining two component halves to be used in combination or used separately. Positioned either within the legs or on the exterior of the legs the AZORP kit gives an added bonus of multiple attachment points and added versatility to the Arizona Vortex System’s abilities.

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    CMC Arizona Vortex 2 Multipod

    A portable artificial high directional system with the ability to be a tripod, a monopod, and a bipod all in one. With a precision two point head, the CMC Arizona Vortex can be rigged in various applications such as, a standard tripod or advanced set ups such as an A-frame, gin pole or multiple other imaginative configurations.

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    CMC Arizona Vortex AZORP Bag

    CMC AZORP Storage Bag is designed to protect and help store the AZORP (Arizona Omni Rigging Pod) components and comes with a sewn in pocket to organize the smallest components safely.

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