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Old 04-11-2015, 21:32   #1
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Brion Toss, Complete Rigger's Apprentice, new edition?

Hi all,

Somewhere I recently stumbled on what looked like a reference to a new version of the Rigger's Apprentice coming out soon, covering, among other things, synthetic standing rigging.

Now I cannot find that reference and I am wondering if I got it wrong.

Can anyone tell me if there is a new version due out soon, and if so where to order it? I cannot find a reference to it on his site.

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Re: Brion Toss, Complete Rigger's Apprentice, new edition?

“The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice”, by Brion Toss, was (first) Published in 1997. I am unable to find an "updated/revised" version, nor does Brion list one.
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Re: Brion Toss, Complete Rigger's Apprentice, new edition?

Matt,

There is one coming as I recall a while back... There was mention of it a few times over on spartalk... lemme see if I can find the particulars???
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Re: Brion Toss, Complete Rigger's Apprentice, new edition?

This so far...

from 9/14??? So it seems it should be in print???

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Re: Brion Toss, Complete Rigger's Apprentice, new edition?

Why not just call the shop & ask?
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How intimidating will this be to a beginner who's never spliced anything?!

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How intimidating will this be to a beginner who's never spliced anything?!

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Not much. Splicing, particularly splicing modern lines is about as simple a process as there is. It is also an incredibly useful skill and when you realize how much you pay for a rigger to do the work relative to the difficulty you will kick yourself for ever having paid someone to do it for you.

Splicing wire in my opinion should be left to professionals. Just the tools required to do a good job are expensive.

Splicing three strand... Technically easy, practically I can't do it. I loose my place and have to restart all the time.


Some of the other things you may never do (rigging calculations), but it's a good background of knowledge to understand.
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Re: Brion Toss, Complete Rigger's Apprentice, new edition?

Or you can go to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rds=brion+toss

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional RiggingApr 8, 2016
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Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on April 8, 2016.
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Or you can go to Amazon:

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The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional RiggingApr 8, 2016
by Brion Toss
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$31.21$45.00Prime
Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on April 8, 2016.

Ah ha! That's the one. Thank you for spotting that. Your Amazon searching skills are the stuff of legend. :^).

Strange that Brion does not yet list it on his own site. But very happy with that release date, just about the right time for my birthday.


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from 9/14??? So it seems it should be in print???



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Yeah, he kind of fades out on that thread. Made me think he had changed his mind.


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