Aerial Rigging for Aerialists Workshop

With Kevin Nesnow

This workshop will prepare you for rigging safely in a variety of environments. We'll introduce common safety equipment used for for performance, studio, and home rigging. As well as discuss their proper usage, inspection, and maintenance. 

As a comprehensive and hands-on workshop, we'll learn a variety of knots useful for expanding your range of rigging possibilities. Additionally, we'll cover anchor building, vector and load forces, minimum breaking strengths, and discuss risk mitigation and avoidance strategies. There'll be a brief discussion on the law, liability, and how they pertain to professional aerialists and studios.

Class is open to all levels. Those already with experience and knowledge are sure to receive a comprehensive review, filling in any possible gaps in knowledge base and skills. There will also be time for discussion and demonstration of advanced anchoring and rigging concepts.

Students are encouraged to bring their own rigging equipment for discussion, though all equipment necessary will be provided. A one hour lunch break will be taken. 

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 8 am- 5 pm (1 hour break for lunch)

No prerequisites, must be 10 years or older

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Early bird price- $150 (regularly $169)

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About the Instructor: 

Kevin has been a professional rigger, work at heights safety trainer and evaluator, rope access technician, backcountry access guide, and fall protection safety equipment retailer for 14 years. His attraction to climbing and heights as a child amplified when his older sister introduced him to rock climbing at the tender age of 10. The passion has persisted ever since. 

While receiving his MBA at the University of Hawaii, Kevin partnered with the small climbing outfitter Climb Aloha. The company soon grew from selling rock climbing equipment to additionally providing professional fall protection for all work at height industries. The company also expanded its recreational rock climbing school into an academy that serves and accredits work at height professionals. 

Kevin has rigged numerous projects professionally, including: Aerial dance performance, commercial TV, film and theater production, arboriculture, tower communications, cliffside rock fall mitigation, remote power transmission line access, etc. He brings his classes over a decade of personal work at height knowledge and experience from a multitude of environments. Having introduced over a thousand students to fall protection and safe rigging, he has himself learned immeasurably from all of those students. 

Kevin's claim to fame is being one of only a few people who have stood atop the highest point on Earth's tallest mountain.