Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rope Strength and Usage

Tensile Strength   New rope tensile strength is based on tests of new and unused spliced rope of standard construction in accordance with methods that conform to ASTM and OCIMF procedures.  All stated minimum tensile strengths are based on a 98% … Continue reading






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Personal Safety & Protection

Environmental conditions, difficult work and fatigue can effect your crews safety during recovery efforts. Protective gear and  equipment is as important as personal needs. Helmets, hardhats, eye and ear protection, chaps, ClassII safety wear, and  signage will help keep workers safe as they … Continue reading






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Rope/Rigging Supplies

Climbing, rigging and utility ropes from Samson, New England and AllGear are available in pre-cut lengths or 600′ spools.  Stable Braid and AmSteeel winch lines are available with spliced thimbles in a variety of lengths and diameters. Heavy duty rigging … Continue reading






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Gearing Up for Your Backyard Zip Line

Last week we talked about the basics of backyard Zip Line construction.  Now we’re ready to go for a ride, almost.  We’ll need to review some riding gear to ensure our ride is fun and safe. Pulleys / Trolleys   Pulleys … Continue reading






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Setting Up a Backyard Zip Line

Riding a zip line can be an exhilarating and memorable ride.  Many customers have asked how to set one up in their own backyards.  It can be a fun and easy family project to provide a ton of fun, but … Continue reading






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