Two (Twin) Tension Rope Systems

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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Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 2

Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 2 To review, this simplest way to make sure it’s stable is to visualize your resultants and make sure they’re landing within the footprint of your system. Then provide some guying for stability and the insurance that in the event that someone should change, you’ll still be …

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Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 1

Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 1 In the next section, Jason will walk you through some different variations of high directionals and systems and go over how to manage a high directional. But first, let’s review some of the basic concepts starting with a term you’re going to hear a whole bunch: resultant. …

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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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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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Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 2

Excerpt from “A Guide to Artificial High Directionals & Two Tension Rope Systems” To review, this simplest way to make sure it’s stable is to visualize your resultants and make sure they’re landing within the footprint of your system. Then provide some guying for stability and the insurance that in the event that someone should …

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Two Rope Tension System A-Frame Resultant Insight, Part 1

Excerpt from “A Guide to Artificial High Directionals & Two Tension Rope Systems” Defining a resultant is what determines if your high directional is going to be stable or not. So when we say resultant, the full term is a resultant vector. A vector is a measure of force and direction. Here, we’re talking about resultants through the …

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Two Rope Twin Tension Mini Offset… Backcountry Meets Fire Service

~This is a quick snippet of something we filmed when we first opened up RLA’s studio lab ~ Two Rope Twin Tension Mini Offset… Backcountry Meets Fire Service   So backcountry meets fire service… sounds like a battle of some sort.  So while this “match up” is really neither epic nor epoch, this contest does …

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The Gear Used In Artificial Highlines and Two Tension Rope Systems

Ultimate – the best achievable or imaginable of its kind. Can we have The Ultimate Gear List for anything?  Probably not, but we can put some thought into what that might look like. Before we get to the list, let us outline where this gear cache came from. In building this course with Jason Ilowite …

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Dual Capability Two Tensioned Rope Systems (DC TTRS1 ) Technical Rope Rescue Systems Overhaul

So as most of our community knows… we incredibly excited about the Two (Twin) Tension Rope System.  Technically, it isn’t new, but newer.  The system, like most paradigm shifts, need some time to acclimate.  Not the system mind you… the teams, individuals and thus expectations, goals and SOPs. Rather than try to create “new” information …

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