RRG Gear Review

MORE IS POSSIBLE ~ Introducing the 13 mm CMC CLUTCH™ BY HARKEN INDUSTRIAL™

CMC CLUTCH by Harken Industrial is the latest evolution in rescue and rope access hardware. The CLUTCH is patented and made in the USA by CMC and Harken Industrial in a partnership that combines over 90 years of experience in rescue and rope management. Suited to a multitude of rigging operations, the CLUTCH moves seamlessly …

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The Arizona Vortex Guidebook

What is the best way to use The Vortex Guidebook? “Specialized training and experience in technical rigging is absolutely essential for safety use. This manual/guidebook is not a substitute for hands-on training, but it will accelerate it beyond your wildest dreams”. What You’ll Learn Inside this demonstration, we’ll cover topics like… Vortex Set and Hardware …

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General Rescue Principles

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue Inert suspension in a harness, even for a short time, can cause serious physiological harm. In case of an accident, it is important to intervene quickly with the appropriate technique. Self-rescue On sites where the main access could be cut off by fire, people must be ready …

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WorkPro Ropes for Industrial Safety via Sterling Rope

We’re here to talk a little bit about the line of WorkPro ropes for the industrial and safety world, for folks that are on towers or confined space, rope access, that sort of thing. So, the entire line, we’ve got three ropes. There’s a 3/8, a 7/16, or 11 millimeters, and a 1/2 inch. They’re …

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Sterling Rope Aramid Fibers Testing for the AZTEK HD

The AZTEK (Arizona Technicians Edge Kit) has proved itself through the years as an invaluable multi-use rescue tool with over 137 possible ways to be used.   Introduction The AZTEK was created by Reed Thorne of Ropes that Rescue with Sterling developing the sewn cord components. The Kit has evolved through the years and in …

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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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Arizona Vortex Basic Configurations Overview

What is an Anchor Frame vs Directional Frame? ANCHOR FRAME: The structure/surface selected must sustain a static load equal to that specified for the application, in the direction permitted by the system when in use. DIRECTIONAL FRAME: The load factor of the directional pulley must be considered when determining the support strength requirement. The structure/surface …

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General Guidelines To A Successful Operation of the Arizona Vortex Multipod

Excepts from The Arizona Guidebook  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 FRAME AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.   RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SETUP …

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Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue MAESTRO and I’D allow for efficient hauling, releasing the lock at any time, and a controlled lower of the load. The two devices have different ergonomics and different specifications (working load and efficiency). Hauling The MAESTRO’s efficiency enables the effective use of simple pulley systems. If a …

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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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