Rigging: Butt hitching

Description:
This method of rigging is used once all branches have been removed and only the trunk remains. The rigging block is then attached to the trunk just below the section to be removed. A notch is made on the same side as the block. Then the rigging rope is attached, and finally the back cut can be made once the ground staff are ready to rig the section.



Additional info:
When attaching the pulley block, it must be kept tight to the trunk to minimize the freefall which results in snatching. The harshness of the snatch can be reduce by the ground staff allowing the rigging rope to run and then slowing it down in a controlled manner.

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