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petzl zigzag for rescue use

just curious on everyone's thoughts of the petzl mechanical prusik and its possible use in tech rescue.

Started by Wade Seely

0 Oct 9, 2015


I dont know about you but I love tying knots. Does anyone have any useful knots that they would like to share other than the ones that are…

Started by Stephanie Childress

20 Dec 26, 2014
Reply by Jimmy Lin

anchor point knots

hey all .just wondering which anchor system you prefer , the all 8s or the double figure 8 to your anchor trying to prove a point to a coll…

Started by Rod Irvine

14 Nov 13, 2012
Reply by Russ

Debate 2: Figure 8 Descenders Have No Place in Rescue

After misreading the original debate on these forums about the use of the Figure 8 KNOT, I wanted to really get a controversial debate and…

Started by lutan1

72 Nov 13, 2012
Reply by Russ


I'm trying to help a buddy with a problem. He came to me because i had it happen to me and since i'm retired all i could tell him was what…

Started by Russ

1 Nov 12, 2012
Reply by lutan1


My name is John Dorough and I am the principle of Momentum Sales Group, LLC which represents Petzl ( for the South Central (T…

Started by John Dorough

0 Jul 5, 2012

Set of fours

Ok, so we have been seeing this piece of gear get more and more use lately. I have sold a few of the AZTEK kits lately also. After playing…

Started by Jason Brooks

6 Jan 15, 2011
Reply by TrainingTECH1

Best rope rescue you have done

Mine has to be this spring I rescued a guy who fell into a oredock 30 feet. raised me up 90 feet to get him out will always remember that o…

Started by masonfire30

1 Nov 4, 2010
Reply by Russ

Tensioning Karabiners

I recently ran a one day skillls drill session for a local mine rescue company.   One of the drills was to set up a highline and transport…

Started by lutan1

4 Aug 22, 2010
Reply by Ben Waller

Looking for Technical Rescue Companies

If you belong to a Tech Rescue / Fire Special Operations based Training Company , please reply I am put togeather a reference list.

Started by Dave Reed

18 Jun 7, 2010
Reply by Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky


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