Portable Anchors

Artificial High Direction (AHD) Easel A-Frame Using Arizona Vortex Multipod Part 2

  As noted in other literature, the most overlooked challenge of setting up any AHD is controlling the vector forces or resultants.  Now, we have a bunch of training videos through Rigging Lab Academy that talk about this in depth, but for this short snippet, I am simply making this a point of reference.  And …

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Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Horizontal Systems and the Gear Used Part 1

Hey All! I wanted to drop in some thoughts about the equipment used when rigging highlines and other horizontal systems for the purposes of work and rescue. Your anchors are the key… the greater the angle between two anchor points, the greater the stress will be on those anchors. It must be the goal of …

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CSR2 Pulley System for Confined Space Rescue

CSR2 Pulley System for Confined Space Rescue In this video we review the features and efficiencies of the CSR2 Pulley System from CMC. Ideal for confined space rescues, the patented locking mechanism in the CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with lowering and raising. The patented locking mechanism in …

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The 3 Major Divisions of a Trackline Highline

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today.  We hope you have enjoined our featured presentation…. sounds like the movies right? Anyway, there is a lot of talk as to what are the most important ingredients in making a dual trackline highline. In Pat Rhodes’, Horizontal Systems, he  include 3 major divisions… Taglines Dynamic …

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Arizona Vortex Workshop Highlights… Coming Soon To Video.

  Arizona Vortex Workshop Highlights… Coming Soon To Video. Rescue Response Gear, in concert with Rigging Lab Academy, is in the process of building a  Arizona Vortex AHD video workshop. This quick clip visually describes an overview of a course we film a few years ago. The covered Easel A Frames with litter scoops using …

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Industrial Rope Access Anchor Considerations Part 1

Today, we are at Deschutes Brewery in Bend Oregon. The scenario is an industrial rescue and access context and we are needing to perform rope access work over the railing on an industrial cat-walk. Anchor considerations are the prime focus at this point and truly, any “roped” activity. We have looked at top rope scenarios …

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Configuration of the Bottom Anchor for the Mirrored Skate Block

In this system, a Mirrored Skate Block, there are two independent anchor straps from two separate parts of the vehicle. We have not equalized tension between the anchors to allow for proper readings from the ENforcer to record the peak force being exerted on the skate block. Moving past the ENforcer, is the V-Anchor system, …

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