General Rigging

Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Rescue Response Team CASE FILE N.013-A Plan takes Action

Two boys exploring a cave and one falls in. Our heros respond and deploy rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up out of the cave and transport him to an ambulance.  Now whether this is or isn’t what a …

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Horizontal Systems and the Gear Used Part 1

Hey All! I wanted to drop in some thoughts about the equipment used when rigging highlines and other horizontal systems for the purposes of work and rescue. Your anchors are the key… the greater the angle between two anchor points, the greater the stress will be on those anchors. It must be the goal of …

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The 3 Major Divisions of a Trackline Highline

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today.  We hope you have enjoined our featured presentation…. sounds like the movies right? Anyway, there is a lot of talk as to what are the most important ingredients in making a dual trackline highline. In Pat Rhodes’, Horizontal Systems, he  include 3 major divisions… Taglines Dynamic …

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Who is taking rigging to the next level?

So who is taking this industry to the next level?  Manufacturers?  Riggers? Trainers? Who? So this might offend some and others may agree… still others may not have even thought about this.  Having watched Valley Uprising for the umpteenth time, I am simply flabbergasted at how the levels keep getting raised. Now I am not …

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Tech Pick of the Week | Episode 7 How to Rig for the Shot

Welcome to this weeks Tech Pick of the Week. Every week where our Tech’s break down an industry best product, tricks or tips. Last week we broke down a simple haul system for light loads. In this Tech Pick we had to rig our camera operator into a tricky place to get a clean shot. …

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Advanced Rigging Physics: Equipment Trailer with Richard Delaney

This course takes a detailed look at the equipment used by the roping technician. It applies the language and understanding of the first course (Advanced Rigging Physics – Physics for Roping Technicians 1: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage) to connectors, cordage, knots and the way forces are absorbed during falls. Finally, there is a discussion about …

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Advanced Rigging Physics: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage (Trailer)-Richard Delaney

  This course covers the basic physics that apply to roping systems. This course should enable technicians to develop a deeper understanding and sound approach to problem solving. Considering force and tension as vectors and finding creative ways to apply these in the field makes it so much easier to define resultants and calculate mechanical …

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