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General Guidelines To A Successful Operation of the Vortex

Excerpt From The Arizona Vortex Guidebook - A Rigging Lab Academy Premiere Course IT IS VITAL THAT THE USER BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THE DIRECTION AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE FORCES ACT- ING ON THE FRAME. THE FRAME NEEDS TO BE ASSEMBLED, HOBBLED, GUYED AND OPERATED TO RESIST ALL FORCES…

What exactly is a Journey?

Excerpt from The Cornerstone: Knowledge & Perception What exactly is a Journey?   The Latin adjective “diurnus” means “pertaining to a day or daily”; English diurnal stems ultimately from this word. When Latin developed into French, “diurnus” became a noun, jour, meaning “day,” the medieval French derivative Journee meant either…

Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 2

Excerpt from "A Guide to Artificial High Directionals & Two Tension Rope Systems" To review, this simplest way to make sure it’s stable is to visualize your resultants and make sure they’re landing within the footprint of your system. Then provide some guying for stability and the insurance that in…

Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 1

Excerpt from "A Guide to Artificial High Directionals & Two Tension Rope Systems" Defining a resultant is what determines if your high directional is going to be stable or not. So when we say resultant, the full term is a resultant vector. A vector is a measure of force and direction. Here, we’re…
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