Representing Arborists in Queensland
PO Box 327, Cleveland Q. 4163
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm

december, 2017

11dec - 12dec 118:00 amdec 12Rope Splicing WorkshopThis is your chance to learn the art of rope splicing from the #1 splicing instructor, Mark Przekurat of Fids and Fibers


Event Details

This is your chance to learn the art of rope splicing from the #1 splicing instructor, Mark Przekurat of Fids and Fibers.

The art of splicing ropes is often treated like a guarded secret, and the mystery around it keeps many from confidently learning the craft.

At the Fids and Fibers Splicing Workshop hosted by Queensland Arboricultural Association, you’ll get to see “behind the curtain” as Mark shares his wealth of knowledge on ropes and splicing.  You’ll learn to splice hands-on everything from:

  • 12 strand hollow braid prusiks, ring and ring friction saver, loopies and whoopie slings with rigging rings,
  • 16 strand ring and ring friction savers, lanyards with snaps,
  • 24 strand double braid eye to eye, ring and ring sling, lanyard with snap.
  • Plus we’ll cover whipping stitching and labeling and more!

And the best bit is….All the rope and hardware is included, and what you make, you get to keep! You can also keep Marks own custom set of splicing tools, included in the course price.

Imagine all the cool gear you’ll be able to put together for yourself!

Importantly, you’ll also learn a bunch of foundational rope knowledge such as rope identification, rope construction and fiber types.

You’ll also get 25 pages of handouts covering all the technical info about the ropes you’re using, splicing instructions, and cheat sheets to make splicing easier.

We’ll also unravel some the mystery around certification, certified splicers and certified splices!  You’ll finally understand what it does all mean, and what it does not.

As well as discussion on break testing, we will also break one of your splices and give you your results.

This event also earns you 16-20 ISA CEUs.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This is a 2 day event, and they will be solid!  Expect 12-14 hours each day…  Yes, you read that right!  This will be intense learning, but it will also be super fun!

Because of the intense, hands-on nature of this course, we have to keep class size limited to only 25 students. This ensures you get the time and attention you need to get the most out of the class.

My prediction is by the end of these 2 days, you will be a safer climber for having a deeper understanding of ropes and rope tools, and you’ll have the confidence and know how to make new tools when you need them, you’ll have made some great new friends and had fun along the way.  If you want to be one of the lucky 25 then sign up and get your ticket early as they are limited.

The investment is $595 for members and $695 for non-members (this covers Marks own custom set of splicing tools and morning tea / lunch and room booking) for the 2 day course, inclusive of all rope, hardware, literature to keep and splicing tools provided for each student to use.

Dates: Monday 11th –  Tuesday 12th December 2017.
Venue: Queensland Aboricultural Association (QAA), Cleveland, Brisbane QLD.

About your Instructor

Mark has been sharing his knowledge of all things rope and splicing at his Fids and Fibers courses in the USA since 2009.  He is a man on a mission to share his knowledge and passion for rope tool safety.  To enhance the understanding of how rope works, how to inspect rope and splices and to empower arborists to retire gear…knowing they have the skills to create new gear with them on their journey as a climber.


11 (Monday) 8:00 am - 12 (Tuesday) 8:00 am


Queensland Arboricultural Association Head Office

26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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