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Rigging an RPH 1:21
This video discusses and demonstrates using traditional hardware to build the main Hub of our lower/haul system. R - Break bar rack P- Prussick minding pulley H- Load release hitch
Simple 4:1 1:42
This video demonstrates the steps to build a 4:1 mechanical advantage to be used in a vertical orientation using CMC side load pulleys.
Simple 4:1 Considerations 3:48
This video shows how to build a simple 4:1 MA system utilizing common hardware.  In this video, we are using the 4:1 MA system for confined space/tripod operations.
Compound 3:1 1:49
This video demonstrates how to build a 3:1 mechanical advantage system using basic rigging components and a RPH system at the main anchor.
Compound 5:1 1:43
This video demonstrates how to build a 5:1 mechanical advantage system using basic rigging components and an RPH system at the main anchor.
Compound 6:1 1:25
This video demonstrates how to build a 6:1 mechanical advantage system using basic rigging components and an RPH system at the main anchor.
Compound 9:1 :55
This video demonstrates how to build a 9:1 mechanical advantage system using basic rigging components and an RPH system at the main anchor.
CMC MPD Operations 3:51
This video describes the design features of the CMC MPD device, as well as the appropriate rigging and use of the MPD within rope rescue systems.
MPD Mechanical Advantage Intro 1:02
This video introduces some of the key safety features of the CMC MPD when utilized within lower/haul operations.
CMC MPD 3:1 1:14
This video describes the construction of a 3:1 mechanical advantage system with a CMC MPD.
CMC MPD 5:1 2:13
This video describes the construction of a 5:1 mechanical advantage system with a CMC MPD.
CMC MPD 6:1 2:59
This video describes the construction of a 6:1 mechanical advantage system with a CMC MPD.
CMC MPD 9:1 1:44
This video describes the construction of a 9:1 mechanical advantage system with a CMC MPD.
CMC MPD Complex 7:1 2:53
This video describes the construction of a complex 7:1 mechanical advantage system with a CMC MPD, as well as the tactical application and considerations for this system.
Haul Team Dynamics 3:47
This video demonstrates proper haul team dynamics, and how to utilize personnel during hauling operations to reduce shock and peak forces to the system.
Changeover from Haul to Lower 2:27
This video demonstrates the manipulation of a RPH (Rack, Pulley, Hitch) system when the operation dictates a changeover from a haul system to a lowering system.
Changeover from Lower to Haul 1:28
This video demonstrates the manipulation of a RPH (Rack, Pulley, Hitch) system when the operation dictates a changeover from a lowering system to a haul system.
Changeover/MPD Lower to Haul 1:15
This video describes the steps required to changeover a fixed break system from lower to haul when an MPD has been utilized as the fixed break device.
Changeover/RPH Lower to Haul/Rapid 1:58
In this video, we discuss the process of converting a traditional RPH system that was used for fixed break access to a hauling system that can return our rescuer and/or victim to the top side.
Changeover/Moving Break to MPD 2:16
In this video, we discuss the systematic steps required to change a rescue/recon access system from a moving break mainline with MPD belay, to a haul system utilizing an MPD for both mainline and belay functions.
Changeover/RPH Lower to Haul 2:57
This video describes and demonstrates the systematic steps to perform an at height changeover from lower to haul when a RPH (rack, pulley, hitch) system has been utilized as a fixed break.