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Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems Part 3: Via A Two Rope Offset

Two Rope Offset Systems or “cross hauling” uses two identical working systems (normally).  Now while some use a main-belay system, we are advocating a “two tension system” as it “halves” the amount of tension on both sides respectively, thus reducing the chances of any load related challenges… I am purposely not using the term “catastrophic …

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Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems Part 2

So in this installment of Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems Part 2, I would like to jump into anchor and anchor systems used in a few of the systems we set up here this week.  Neverland has three upper platforms or stages (as we call them) and the lower Ground …

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Tower Rescue Ground Control Twin Tension Skate Block

All right, this is the rescue scenario we’re doing right now is called a twin-tension skate block. We have a victim up top, once again, he is a compliant climber. He’s either fallen on his fall arrest device or sitting in his work positioning device, unable to get out of it, and he’s unable to …

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Elements of Rigging – Bombproof Anchors – Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

Well we’re talking about anchors. Let’s talk a little bit about the term bombproof. What is a bombproof anchor? Those of you in the profession of rescue work, and sometimes in the industry we refer to what’s a bombproof anchor? Well, it’s something that’s really strong that can pretty much hold everything. And looking at …

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Planning Your Artificial High Directional: What to Use and When

If you’ve been following Rigging Lab Academy at all for the last year or so, it is clear there has been a large emphasis placed on the Artificial High Directional. There are so many reasons why this is, and if you haven’t quite been brought up to speed yet, check out some previous blogs and …

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