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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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Product Recall Notice: Update CMC CSR2 Pulleys and Pulley Systems

            Dear Valued Customer, During routine testing, CMC has learned that a small number of CSR2 Pulleys manufactured in April, May and June 2018 while strong, may not meet the minimum breaking strength (MBS) required for certification due to a manufacturing error. Products potentially impacted are the CSR2 Pulley (PN# …

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Artificial High Direction (AHD) Easel A-Frame Using Arizona Vortex Multipod Part 2

  As noted in other literature, the most overlooked challenge of setting up any AHD is controlling the vector forces or resultants.  Now, we have a bunch of training videos through Rigging Lab Academy that talk about this in depth, but for this short snippet, I am simply making this a point of reference.  And …

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Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Horizontal Systems and the Gear Used Part 1

Hey All! I wanted to drop in some thoughts about the equipment used when rigging highlines and other horizontal systems for the purposes of work and rescue. Your anchors are the key… the greater the angle between two anchor points, the greater the stress will be on those anchors. It must be the goal of …

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CSR2 Pulley System for Confined Space Rescue

CSR2 Pulley System for Confined Space Rescue In this video we review the features and efficiencies of the CSR2 Pulley System from CMC. Ideal for confined space rescues, the patented locking mechanism in the CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with lowering and raising. The patented locking mechanism in …

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Arizona Vortex Multipod by Rock Exotica

The Arizona Vortex Multipod, named the “Multipod” because of its flexibility, has a two-piece break-apart head that can be rigged as a standard tripod, or in advanced applications, as an A-Frame, a sideways A-Frame, or a Gin Pole. The “easel” leg allows the tripod to be leaned to form an easel A-Frame, placing anchor points …

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