Clove Hitch

TThe Clove Hitch can be used to tie a rope to a cord of a truss or pipe. It is also a good choice when securing cable drops to truss. TA Clove Hitch will maintain its grip on a pipe as long as weight is applied. The more weight, the tighter the grip. Once you release...

Sheet Bend

A Sheet Bend is used to tie two ropes of different sizes together. In entertainment we might drop a tie line down to haul up a heavier rope. Use the Sheet Bend to connect them. TNeed to send up one end of a cable? Use a sheet bend with tie line.

Trucker’s Hitch

  Keeping gear from shifting on the truck requires a tight grip on the load. The Trucker’s Hitch gives you the leverage needed to pull tighter than you could with any other knot....

Bowline Knots

The Bowline knot is one of the most useful used in the entertainment industry. It makes a loop of any size at one end of a rope. It is easy to tie and untie. This is the knot used by the riggers on the ground to tie the cable and shackles to the rope the up-riggers...

Dave’s Snubbing Knot

This is Dave Vick, IATSE #274 Master Carpenter, Flyman and Rigger. We thank Dave for his contribution to our site. “These knots brought to you courtesy of a tattooed rigger-type guy on the flyrail” The snub is tied with 5′-6′ lengths of 1/4″-5/16″ line, with an eye...

Knots – Dave’s Trucker’s Hitch

Trucker’s Hitch. This is Dave Vick, IATSE #274 Master Carpenter, Flyman, Rigger. We thank Dave for his contribution to our site. “These knots brought to you courtesy of a tattooed rigger-type guy on the flyrail. In this case, a batten needs to be secured, to keep it...