This class will teach the basics of mechanical advantage. We will teach the principles of creating anchors, vector pulls and 3 to one pulley systems. These skill sets will be useful for not only kayakers but rafters, SUPers, river boarders or even aspiring SWR professionals. During class you will be taught the principles of mechanical advantage and will be provided a crib sheet for a 3 to one z-drag.
All materials for class will be provided however it will be expected that you know how to tie the following knots prior to class. Please note that all of these knots are taught the prior week in the Knots for Safety class.
- Figure 8 on a bight
- Double loop figure 8
- Follow through figure 8
- Figure 8 bend
- Alpine Butterfly
- Double Fisherman's
- One sided over hand bend in webbing