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PART 2: “A-Frame” | QUAD BUNDLE | Horizontal Rigging

The “A” Frame The floating A Frame used in this video for the quad system is very similar to that of the single and the twin trackline, other than there are now four ropes encompassed in the trackline that we must manage. This segment addresses some of the specific aspects of a high directional anchor …

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PART 3: Carriage System | QUAD BUNDLE | Horizontal Rigging

Carriage System The carriage system for a quad bundle highline is very similar to the single trackline. The composite rigidity of 4 ropes is twice as much as that of 2…we can now keep our deflection at 2.5% of the overall length of span. This is a good system for heavy loads and/or extremely shallow …

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PART 5: Termination Side | QUAD BUNDLE | Horizontal Rigging

The Termination Side This video depicts the termination of a quad-bundle trackline. Once again we are using prusik bypasses on each leg to eliminate the knot from the system. If these bypasses were to receive excessive tension, slipping would start to occur, thus easing the transfer of the load onto the termination knot. Highline operations …

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Dynamic Directionals – Mainline, Batwing, Gin Pole | Horizontal Rigging

A directional anchor is typically a pulley that allows us to redirect a rope; this can be elevated as in a high directional, or low as a simple redirect, or anywhere in between. When we want a directional pulley to be adjustable, we add some mechanical advantage influence that allow us to make the directional …

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Norwegian Reeve – Control Side & Carriage System – Horizontal Rigging

Norwegian Reeve When we talk about reeving systems for highlines, we are referring to the rigging component that allows us to lower from and raise to the carriage system of the highline. This is our rope elevator so to speak. The Norwegian Reeve, like it’s brother the English Reeve, is a 6:1 compound mechanical advantage. …

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PART 2: Mainline Side – Major Tagline | Horizontal Rigging

Major taglines employs two mainlines, and two belay lines at the same time. The two working in harmony, while one is in the lower mode, the other is in the raising mode. Major taglines are most often use to negotiate larger type gaps. In most cases the major tagline has two notable advantages over highlines. …

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PART 4: Control Side – Major Tagline | Horizontal Rigging

Major taglines employs two mainlines, and two belay lines at the same time. The two working in harmony, while one is in the lower mode, the other is in the raising mode. Major taglines are most often use to negotiate larger type gaps. In most cases the major tagline has two notable advantages over highlines. …

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Managing Friction | Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 2 Segment 1

Friction is a valuable factor in rigging; we are either using it to our advantage to lower something, or we are trying to overcome it  when hauling.  We use some applied physics to shed some light on this topic. The way we address knots, MAs (Mechanical Advantages), and Anchors in these videos are more general …

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