If you thought it was as easy as stringing the porty to the base of the tree to get you that big section down - think again!
Rossy Ross from Pro Climb and Drew Bristow from DB Tree presented an excellent Rigging with the Port-A-Wrap Workshop on Saturday 3 July and May Road School grounds in Auckland showing just how much you can get out of this simple piece of arborist equipment. Twenty five attendees learned all about the correct (and incorrect) mounting of the Port-A-Wrap, the importance of pre-tensioning, and how to perform lowering and lifting operations… and plenty more.
The workshop was not limited to the features of the Port-A-Wrap. Most of the rigging gear used by arborists today including bull ropes, whoopie, loopie and dead-eye slings, arborist blocks and pulleys, rope grabs, fiddle-blocks etc all received some attention. It was hard keeping up with the amount of rigging knowledge Drew and Rossy were imparting over the space of a few hours.
The Rigging with the Port-A-Wrap Workshop is the first in a series of rigging workshops to be conducted in the Auckland area and was sold out within days of it being advertised - having attended this one we can see why! If you want to know more about rigging (and tree-work in general) these workshops are well worth the investment in time and money.
Rossy Ross from Pro Climb explaining the finer points of a whoopie sling at the Rigging with the Port-A-Wrap Workshop