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Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 16, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
I beg to differ and suggest that view is why there's no shortage of bad rigging out there.
BJ

climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Well, what I meant is that there are boilermaker or ironworker riggers, just like boilermaker mechanics or welders. There isn't a building trades called "riggers".
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 16, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
Rigga please!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 16, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
As a high school drop out, rigging and guiding are the only things that I'm qualified for. I even know when and when not to bust out a comma, and understand the difference between are and our.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 16, 2014 - 09:55pm PT
Get ahold of Cozgrove...
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:05pm PT
If Coz aint't available, seek the Braun.

Werner has been known to launch school-busses full of kids off cliffs just to test his rigging,

They all lived, of course, because Werner willed it so.

Bow down to the Braun....
BJ

climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
I think the OP was talking building trades, not films
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Coz, are you calling me stupid? I'm just speaking from personal experience. Please red ink me. I'd be honored.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
Coz, you crack me up.

As-salamu alaykum
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
Haha! You can't seem to get much love here, Coz. Whatever...

Everybody sucks Largo and Bachar dick. And I love both of those guys, as I'm sure you do as well.

Don't let people drag you down. You know this. F*#k them! Do what you do.
Edwardmw

climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
Do you think it is so easy that you could just decide to be a "rigger" with no experience at all? That you could just go rig a show? All this talk about "rope skills"? Theater and concert rigging, not many ropes involved. "Rope" does not really handle heat or friction very well.Steel and aluminum work.

Edwardmw

climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
I have to agree with Coz. The real deal riggers I know are extremely intelligent individuals.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
Coz,

I deleted that post as I forgot that we'll have no truck with attempts at erudite, informed or civil discourse around these parts.
Nothing to it, everybody's a rigger (and a guide).

PB
BJ

climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
Preparing to load the NOx modules into the Modesto Irrigation District gas turbine generator. Each unit was about 12'x6'x5'deep and weighed in at around eight to ten thousand pounds.

You could write a soap opera about the personal lives of the Boilermakers on the job, Whitney Houston meets Duck Dynasty
Credit: BJ
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:45pm PT
Good stuff BJ, boilermakers pull off some burly rigging

My old grapple yarder (Madill 122)
Credit: Chief
Credit: Chief
BrentA

Gym climber
Roca Rojo
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
I think a lot of the confusion is the scope of what a "rigger" does.

Call these guys:

http://www.rhinostaging.com/
Offices all over the country.

In vegas, call these guys:

http://www.desertentertainmentlasvegas.com/

Either one of those companies are completely entry level.
We are using Rhino on the job I'm working this week and many of the folks got hired last tuesday. No joke.

Show up with a long enough rope, and even an average rope aptitude and your head of the class. Able to show up sober and on time = work forever.

To get to Coz's level of things where the riggers are the smartest guys on the set is pretty far from entry level...still though, right place right time they hire monkeys too. Go hard, maybe you get a second gig.

I'm 8 years deep in convention/live event rigging. I made a decision very quickly that this would be my career after years of vagabond climber boy jobs. I've approached it everyday with that mentality, and I prosper.

YMMV
Brent

BrentA

Gym climber
Roca Rojo
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:13am PT
If we are talking about Vegas specifically I believe they are the preferred labor provider at the Orleans Arena and the MGM convention center.

Those things flip flop a lot though, maybe I'm behind the times.

That is sick beta if your really looking for a job, and a climbing website is your hookup.
BrentA

Gym climber
Roca Rojo
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:20am PT
LMFAO...spearmint.
COPY THAT!!!!!!!

I have a lot of IATSE buddies in Vegas that prefer the buffet and 2 for 1 gangbangs at the Hustler Club.

grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:27am PT
I'm not talking Hollywood stuff, more like industrial/commercial rigging.

The rope-access field is saturated now making it a tough go unless you already have a trade to back you up ie. NDT/NDE inspectors, welding, insulators, turbine inspector etc.


Started in 97 with an IRATA company in eastern Canada. Worked like a mofo all summer long to get the winters off to climb, and climb I did.

Worked mostly on penstocks in hydro-dams, picture water filled 'steel tubes' 10-20' in diameter, 100-250' long at various angles, from 20-90 degrees that propel turbines to make generators spin. Doing various inspections/repairs etc.

Coz nailed it, physical labor is what you're in for.

Stay in school bishes!













BJ

climber
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:36am PT
BJ,

That clearly looks like you don't need brains to do that, amazing. Very cool.

Actually, my rigging partner was a completely dysfunctional sex addict, and as they say couldn't spell cat if you spotted him a "c" and a "t", but he could look at anything, analyze the weight and how it needed to rotate to come out the hole, and render the rigging all in his head instantly.

It was amazing
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