- AAA-BTBF Key Points
- AAA-BTBF Details
(See CURRENT FLYER)
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These two advanced ‘seminars’ are vastly different from any other that RTR offers as there is no over the edge nor on-rope activities. Leave your full harness at home—instead bring your “critical thinking cap” and PPE. Both seminars are an immersion into a subject matter that is often overlooked in our other seven day “workshops”. Here, you will need a pencil, parallel ruler, scientific calculator, graph paper and a willingness to learn. SEE CURRENT FLYER for further information on this Seminar. Also, the accompanying photo slider contains many photos and captions from previous AAA-BTBF seminars since it first kicked off in Jerome, Arizona in 2016.
The Advanced Anchoring Analysis Seminar will be mostly ‘barn floor’ physics while the more advanced physics using algebra and trigonometric calculations and functions will occur in the final program “Beyond The Barn Floor” (BTBF). Both seminars build on one another so plan on being at both to get the most out of the week.
The Beyond The Barn Floor Seminar is a take off from the somewhat famous quote of Bible scholar and teacher/theologian, Donald Gray Barnhouse (1895 - 1960) "If you are going to be a success (in communicating the Gospel of Christ) get the hay down out of the loft, onto the barn floor, where the cows can get it." The meaning is obvious. You must be able to thoroughly communicate the subject matter in order to make a difference. Hence, RTR’s fundamental approach. This quote has been used with much success by senior instructor, Reed Thorne, in relaying the importance of simple and effective communication regarding physics and other physical laws we are inextricably bound to. In the 3 day BTBF program, we leave the barn floor and climb into the "loft" with lessons on algebra and trigonometry for those seeking more understanding and depth to their teaching as instructors.
Both of these programs are only open to past RTR students so the update will be essential for those who are instructors of the RTR paradigm. (NOTE: If you are applying for this seminar and are not a past student of Ropes That Rescue you may apply for entry however permission for attendance is only granted by the lead instructor.)
Also, if you are a returning Ropes That Rescue AAA-BTBF student, we wish to offer you a special 50% off discount for attending again. Remember each AAA/BTBF is different each year so we welcome returning students.
Adavanced Anchoring Analysis Seminar (4 days)
- Physics topics pick up where other RTR workshops leave off
- Examines the role of friction and efficiency in greater detail:
- Raising systems (Pulley systems)
- Lowering systems (Friction appliances)
- Reviews the effects of friction and efficiency on fall factors
- Detailed look into anchor systems
- Notation of anchors and anchor systems
- Point anchor notation (Am, As, Ab) (Asf, Asff, Abf, Abff)
- Linear anchor notation (Abt, Ao)
- Multi-point anchor notation ; Sliding and fixed (Amp)
- What constitutes "bombproof" in natural and artificial anchors
- Brief look at anchor systems with 3 or more points (see slider)
- Brief look at drilled anchors in concrete and rock
- Reviews testing of various anchors and anchor materials
- Begins with a review of "barn floor" physics concepts of various anchor systems
- Dozens of RTR worksheets to help reinforce class concepts (some are home work)
- Detailed anchor analysis of various high angle offsets
- In depth look at tension and compression forces on rigging pods & bipods (and AHD's)
- Often includes analysis of various student requested topics
Beyond The Barn Floor Seminar (3 days)
- Overlap with AAA is seemless
- Begins with a review of basic algebraic principles
- Introduction to trigonometry and its role in rescue problems
- Discusses the role of equilibrium in rescue problems
- Examines complex multi-part rescue problems on the whiteboard
- Derivation of numerous formulas applicable to technical rescue
- Again, incorporates dozens of worksheets to aid in student understanding
- Numerous comparisons of "barn floor" physics to "loft" physics
Prerequisites: PAST RTR STUDENTS ONLY (mathematics experience strongly recommended)
DISCOUNT: If you are a returning RTR AAA-BTBF student (in either Arizona or Maryland) we offer you a 50% off discount.