[SML] Swapping Grand and Midstage Curtain

Bill Sapsis bill at sapsis-rigging.com
Tue Feb 26 13:30:46 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:08 AM Bruce Purdy via Stagecraft <stagecraft at theatrical.net<mailto:stagecraft at theatrical.net>> wrote:

Out of curiosity … MANY school auditoriums I’ve been in have single purchase linesets with NO loading bridge (or grid). The blocks are simply hung from I-beams over the stage, with no access to them.
In such a case, I don’t see how you could chain off the arbors. If doing so is imperative, than how would the advice be affected?

Yes, that’s an alarming trend in high school theatres.  Makes for a dangerous condition under any circumstances.

In the scenario previously described, I would have opted to bring both pipes in and snub the lines off with….wait for it…a snub knot.  If the anticipated loads are under 400 pounds the snub knot will do fine.  It provides the operator complete control of the load at all times.

Zat help?


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