About the Course

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 inside this Force Multipliers course. 

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 a s possible inside the exclusive Force Multipliers course.

What You’ll Learn

Inside the Force Multipliers course, we'll walk you through concepts such as:

  • 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

  • And more

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about Force Multipliers expert instructor

  • Richard Delaney

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of RopeLab

    Richard Delaney

    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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Force Multipliers Introduction FREE PREVIEW
    • 1.2 Force Multipliers and The Fundamentals of Mechanics
    • 1.3 Principles of Rigging - Tension and Compression
    • 1.4 Principles of Rigging - Friction
    • 1.5 Principles of Rigging - Torque
    • 1.6 Principles of Rigging - Impact and Fall Factor
  • 2
    Unit 2: Advanced Rigging Physics - Part 1
  • 3
    Unit 3: Advanced Rigging Physics - Part 2
    • 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
    Unit 4: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 1
    • 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
    Unit 5: Vector Analysis of Tripod Systems, Part 2
    • 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
    Unit 6: Wrap Up
    • 6.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

What Students Are Saying

  • I give it a 5-star rating

    Douglas Carey

    Informative course -- would recommend!

    Informative course -- would recommend!

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