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This also applies to cable, chain, and webbing.

Gear that is anchored includes anchors, rocks, trees, tripods, trucks, etc.

A "bight" is a simple loop in a rope that does not cross itself.

A "bend" is a knot that joins two ropes together. Bends can only be attached to the end of a rope.

"Descending devices" (e.g., ATCs, Brake Bar Racks, Figure 8s, Rescue 8s, etc) create friction as their primary purpose. The friction in descending devices is always considered when calculating forces.

The "Safety Factor" is the ratio between the gear's breaking strength and the maximum load applied to the gear (e.g., 5:1).

Missing Gear

When you first run vRigger, it downloads the most recent gear. If your firewall blocks this process, you will only have a dozen or so pieces of gear. If this happens, you can manually download the gear setup program.

The Gear Manager lets you select the gear that you use. If you don't see an item, open the Gear Manager and make sure the item is in the "gear that you might use" list.

Some of vRigger's gear is only displayed if you purchased the "industry gear kit."