Lance Piatt

Beginning his career in the rescue and rigging world as a “blue collar” SAR member with Deschutes and Jefferson County teams. Lance Piatt owns and operates Red Ibex Solutions, a sales and marketing wheelhouse blending rope rigging education and exquisite imagery with equipment knowledge and understanding; housing Rigging Lab Academy and Rescue Response Gear… Lance is producing high-end video education, working with several experts and instructors to produce unique series of “how to videos” and courses for rope rigging: Such as; the first ever full-length rescue training DVD, 'Tower Rescue', released in fall of 2005. As well as a series of scenario-based rescues ranging from cave rescue to cliff rescue.

Lance Piatt

No Implementation Means Flushing Your Strategy and Tactics Down The Drain

The following information is tilted towards building a solid rope rescue and rigging team, but I would be remiss to say that it applies to thousands of other “purposes”, but also to the inanimacy of a “rigging system” as a whole or in part. By viewing your rigging systems as an organic makeup of living …

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Capturing Your Passions Even When Your Aren’t Looking For Them: Inspiration, Motivation or Interest?

“SET YOUR OWN STANDARDS, AND I PERSONALLY THINK YOU SHOULD SET THEM VERY HIGH.” Let’s start with a compression-tension example for life… pulling and pushing forces. Inspiration is something that you feel on the inside, while motivation is something from the outside that compels you to take action. Inspiration is a driving force, while motivation …

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Planning Your Future With Excellence In Rigging

“IF THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD PLANNING AHEAD OF TIME, YOU’RE REALLY ABLE TO EMBRACE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE, AS OPPOSED TO HAVING A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE DOING.” Jimmy Chin I would like to  impart several lessons about managing a practice rigging exercise (session) that are applicable to all riggers.  By …

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Anchoring: Focus Floating Guying Concepts

Obviously anchoring as a concept is a huge topic.  The variations in any given anchoring course can range wildly depending on the vision, scope, knowledge and imagination a give team or person has.  Here is what a typical anchoring course would look like.  I have rounded them out to 10 topics. Anchor Points Selection and …

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Equipment: SMC Vector Gin Pole Insight

  SMC Vector Gin Pole Insight (Excerpt and transcription From RLA 5 Day Advance Online Course) The SMC Vector is a single use monopod-only device. It’s designed to be this height and this height only and it’s true purpose — which has been a game changer — is a very lightweight and usable device that reduces …

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Tools vs Knowledge And Which Is More Important?

So before I jump into this, let’s get the definition correct here.  Knowing there are deflected meanings to words these days, I am not referring to people or a person as a “tool” ( The Urban Dictionary has it this way… A guy with a hugely over-inflated ego, who in an attempt to get un-due …

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3 Steps To Building Your Rigging Quiver Part 1

Question: Two or More Vectors Added Together = Applied Force = Resultant I think we all want the best.  We want a stellar life.  But when you get past things like  Marriage?  Kids?  Friends? You might think of cars, houses and jobs… then what?  If we are honest with ourselves, we are struggling with at …

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Getting To Know Project Director and Partner Craig McClure of The Crackerjack Group

I’ve known Craig for many years now and felt super comfortable in having him lead our workshops over the last six months.  During this time, we pooled some ideas together and wondered what a mega-course might look like.  Knowing the work and resources it took to finish and produce our amazingly successful 5 Day Advance …

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