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Microcosm of Knots | Knots & Pulleys in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 1 Segment 5

Knots are a microcosm of rigging; this is to reinforce the fact that even the smallest aspect of rigging — the knot — is of huge importance. All the physical attributes in large rigging systems are also present in a single knot! The way we address knots, MAs (Mechanical Advantages), and Anchors in these videos …

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Figure 8 – Eights | Knots & Pulleys in Rope Rigging Systems Vol.1 Segment 3

What are some of the finer points of tying a Figure Eight? This sequence talks about the importance of dressing, setting and controlling the gain (size) of the Figure Eight family of knots. The way we address knots, MAs (Mechanical Advantages), and Anchors in these videos are more general and with a focus of the …

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Hitch Knots | Knots & Pulleys in Rope Rigging Systems Segment 2

The sequence addresses the hitches in general. We focus on tying the Clove Hitch and the Prusik. The way we address knots, MAs (Mechanical Advantages), and Anchors in these videos are more general and with a focus of the finer points that are many times overlooked. Our hopes are that the viewer walks away with …

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Elements of A Knot | Knots & Pulleys in Rope Rigging Systems Segment 1

In this segment we explore some of the finer points of knot craft and the make-up of a quality rescue knot. The way we address knots, MAs (Mechanical Advantages) and anchors in this video is a general presentation with a focus on the finer points that are many times overlooked. Our hope is that the …

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