Lance Piatt

Capacity Planning For Rescue Rigging: “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” or better said “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men” is a poem about “life, death, planning and strategy”… not always going as planned. According to legend, Robert Burns was ploughing in the fields and accidentally destroyed a mouse’s nest, which it needed to survive the winter. No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it.  The saying …

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Two Tension System-Vertical and Horizontal Evacuation Part 1: In-Line 9 Using A Petzl Jag System Is An Easy Solution!

The other day I walked into the studio (Neverland) armed with one goal for the morning… build a system that is Functionality Efficient in Gear Efficient in People Efficient in Physics AHD Based Small Team Based One Person Load Very Reproducible Raise Only Based (but with a margin of error that allows for downward adjustments… …

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LAUNCH Into Rigging System Solutions: It Is Easier Than You Think

So having just come back from a weekend with a bunch of nerds… rigging nerds, I realized a great many things and while I am still pontificating most of the information, I came away with a way to help me bridge the information into something practical and useful.  So here is a super quick, down …

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Want to be a Creative Rigger?: The 8 Stages to Live in Creativity

Creativity is not a mystery.  We are meant and created to be… creative.  But just like every tool in the shop, or every piece of gear in the cache, we all have varying degrees of talents and skills.  Creativity is not a rare insight, that only rare and odd people have.  No!  Creativity is a …

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Want to Increase Your Learning Capacity? Match Your Metacognition with Your Cognition…

The learning process is fascinating to me.  We are created unique in every area of our lives.  Is it any wonder why every few years there are new break-throughs in slowing the aging process, fitness, health, mental capacity, technology and learning.  Ever heard of “metacognition”?   I hadn’t until more recently. What you are about to …

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Anchors

Anchors: The Underpinning of Everything That Has a System Attached to It

Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. When dealing with structures, chose anchor points which are part of the inherent structure of the building. This includes columns, beams, anchors for window cleaning equipment, and elevator housings. Avoid corroded metal, weathered stonework, and deteriorated mortar. Avoid using vents, flashing, gutters, and chimneys. When using …

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rigging Learning

The Difference Between Leading and Bleeding=Changing The World

To change the world, leading will always have some bleeding, but never mistake bleeding for leading.  Almost every one of us feel at some point that we can or should be a part of changing the world.  Now, before you brush this off, think about it.  We all have opinions right?  We make judgements towards, …

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