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CMC Pro CSR2 Pulley System ~ Worth Another Look

The patented locking mechanism in our updated CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with the lowering and raising necessary to a confined space rescue. The machined aluminum swivels at both ends of the system eliminate any potential twisting of the lines. This system is also an excellent choice for …

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Double CLUTCH | Using the CLUTCH In a Twin Tension Rope System (TTRS)

I always appreciate great video.  Video (to me) is either aesthetic or technical and trying to bridge both is tough. This video from CMC is clearly technical, but I really appreciate the angles of perspective. So often the “clarifying message” of “the how” can get completely lost if the angles are not right. The CMC …

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ASCENDING & DESCENDING With The CMC Harken CLUTCH 11MM

This is an Official CMC Application Series video ~ Enjoy!!!!  This video explains how to ascend and descend with the CMC Harken 11mm CLUTCH. We begin by demonstrating a simple step-up ascent method then progress to a Rapid Ascent and Descent (RAD) technique. While there are many ways to move on the rope, we recommend these …

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CMC HARKEN CLUTCH 11MM LOADING AND TESTING

In this video, John McKently, former CMC School Director, takes us through an important installment in the CLUTCH Application Video Series: inspecting, loading, and testing the 11mm CLUTCH. These steps should be fully understood and followed to ensure safe operation of your device.   **Full Transcript Below** The CMC CLUTCH™ BY Harken Industrial™ is the latest evolution …

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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 WITHOUT ANY MOVEMENT OF THE …

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CMC MPD ~ Two Rope Offset ~ TTRS

CMC MPD ~ Two Rope Offset ~ TTRS The MPD allows you to go from lowering to raising without changing hardware. More than nine years of research and development went into the patented Multi-Purpose Device (MPD), which features major innovations in advanced technical hardware for rope rescue professionals. The MPD’s high-efficiency pulley, with an integral …

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Game changer or not? The CMC/Harken Clutch is real!

Last night our friends at Ronin Rescue posted this photo taken at GRIMP NA. There have been guarded rumors and reported sightings of the new CMC Clutch by Harken but everyone was really tight lipped.. and well, there still isn’t a lot of info. What rumors? It’s going to completely replace the 11mm MPD! It’ll …

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A Shout Out To Many Who Have Stood By Us Through Thick And Thin: Vision Is Always Within Your Grasp

Most people, at the end of each year, stand back and reflect on what was, what is and what should have been. An epoch season and epic events both apply to myself, our company and those around us. To date, we have produced somewhere between 600 and 700 technical rigging and rescue videos and has …

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The Basics Of How The Arizona Vortex Works: Part 2

A few year ago, we had a very cool time and space with CMC Rescue (now simply… CMC).  This project was a dream world of live training, film production and in-use product defining.  Here is snapshot of what transpired. Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger …

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