To understand rigging is to understand at least some aspects of trigonometry and vector physics. The knowledge of angles, components, and resultants is synonymous with quality rope rigging. To study vectors is to study the physical qualities of force that has both direction and magnitude.
There are two important distinctions we make in quantifying attributes assigned to objects; some need a simple quantity (a ‘scalar’ value) whereas others need both the magnitude and direction described by a ‘vector’. We'll venture into both of these areas.
Technically speaking, there is a significant difference between ‘speed’ and ‘velocity’. Speed is a scalar value and simply describes how fast something is going whereas velocity is a vector and adds a direction to the ‘how fast’.
As you will see, there are many aspects to rigging theory and we’ll do our best to make understanding all of this as painless as possible inside the exclusive Force Multipliers course.
A bit of trigonometry (Values, Scalars, and Vectors)
Why direction must always be understood in systems
Tensile, compression, and how opposites attract
Angles and memory
How and why tripods work
Why a monopod is really a tripod with two missing legs
Richard, the founder of RopeLab, aims to promote a better understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning the craft of the rope technician. He originally created RopeLab to build a greater understanding of the physics of roped systems. Seeing value in ideas being shared across industries, Richard looks at the physics of roped systems and equipment that may be used in a range of situations and industries. Climbers, rope technicians, riggers, slackliners, arborists and rescue operators all will find useful information here.Through the countless tests that he conducts to generate data that he can then apply to real working situations, his reports detail the methodology and results of each test conducted and he encourages critical assessment. Richard also delivers regular workshops which aim to facilitate learning in a social and practical environment. These workshops encourage critical thinking based in an understanding of fundamental principles rather than rote learning. Experience across a range of industries gives Richard the capacity to tailor workshops to specific environments.
- 1.1 Welcome FREE PREVIEW
- 1.2 Course Material
- 1.3 Chapter 10: Force Multipliers - Rigging Lab Academy Rope Rescue Course Text
- 1.4 Physics for Roping Technicians
- 3.1 Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
- 3.2 Video Tutorial: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
- 3.3 Quiz: Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 2
- 4.1 Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
- 4.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
- 4.3 Video Tutorial: Managing Edge Friction With a Monopod / Gin Pole as a High Directional
- 4.4 Video Tutorial: Friction & Resultants
- 4.5 Quiz: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
- 5.1 Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
- 5.2 Video Tutorial: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
- 5.3 Quiz: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
- 6.1 Wrap Up
Informative course -- would recommend!
Informative course -- would recommend!Read Less