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

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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The Less Than 10 Percent Solution Just Got Easier: Highlines

Time for transparency here.  Highlines versus Offsets.  Which is one of these accomplishes the goal of moving the person or load from one side to the other in the most effective and efficient manner? Well, at this point I wasn’t thinking about either one… I really didn’t care. I hadn’t ever set up a true …

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Working on the Horizon Line: Seeing What Lurks Below Requires a Higher Vantage Point

The Story For a long time you were the lone wolf.  Making decisions about life and your team’s future and basing the decisions off of what you thought would be best… without much input from others. We’ve all been in that place and now… we need to rethink how we are making decisions and planning …

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