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    Yeah maybe it?s just related to the sites interface with tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Here is a test of me using only the apostrophe or quotation symbols. ???????????????????????? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    On my phone I see up above there that the keyboard is placing question mark where there should be an apostrophe. I can?t do anything about that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Great tips on marking it out. I?ve never done that or taught that. Sounds like a cool classroom type exercise (great video subject). Starting out as a young cutter, because of the ?vacuum? I was in, I didn?t even know of the sights on saws and shot instinctively, literally for years. Later when I was well down the career path and holding my own on all crews I worked with. I came across Jerry?s book and read him referring to instinct on the undercut. Which hit home cause it was my same mode as taught primally by the vacuum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    you can bind above and below the cut to keep the trunk from splitting.. but that's not going to effect the spring load in a scenario like that... I had a cut yesterday from the bucket up top of a 100 ash... lotta run before it caught the rope... told the groundie to take three wraps and stand back... glad I wasn;t taking a ride with that tree.... it splashed hard against the trunk
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    How so????? The top was spring loaded and then cut.... if the cut had been made before the pull, he could have been ready with stable body position and the saw away, and it probably wouldn't have taken as mush pull to gt the top over...
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    He's been.. I met a bunch of guys from all over that know him.. met a climber in SC after Hurricane Mathew that loved his videos.. Got August on the phone with him... the guy was beaming like he just met Elvis!
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    They could have put some moderate pre-tension on the line, so the top wouldn;t sit back on the cut, then let the climber make the notch and back cut and get ready for a ride, maybe come down a few feet and stand off to the high side, and get ready for the ride... the call for the pull... when set up like that the top is going to go over a little slower, though there is still going to be some whiplash going on... just didn't have to be so bad. looked really bad to have a running saw so close to his gut as he was getting thrown forward towards it.... Gotta say.... the nice thing about a bucket is "taking a ride" isn't even a consideration in rigging..
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    even from the bucket???? I make the notch and back cut.. move out of the way, then call for the pull... with a machine on the other end of the rope
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    Gabe's first hinge... he's got a strong intellect and likes the way the mind is used in tree work
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    Not any...... definitely harder to set up and execute reliably with a rope, especially of you need to protect something right under the tree... And when dealing with a big tree, that's a lot of force to control.. D
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    wouldn't you need to angle the bottom of the tongue for clearance when it starts to rotate?? I have tried with limited success to keep the tree on the stump at waist to shoulder height by cutting an extra wide face with various configurations of hinges.... Seems like any significant bounce or side to side twist will tear just about any hinge, so this little trick is bound to come in handy, some time in the future.. gonna have to give it a test run..... wonder who thought it up first and when??? My guess is its been around a while.. Thanks for posting and the discussion.... gotta love it when you can sit in front of your computer and learn tricks from people all over the world !!!
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    Cut and ripped. And sometimes called self loader Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Looks like it would keep the log from rolling down the hill after it hits..
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    Norway spruce hinge from yesterday.... She went 45 ยบ and stalled.... didn;t actually mean to cut it like that, interesting effect though, so it made for a free lesson
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    Good rule... stay safe
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6peFy_08Wso" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> To manually sweat a halyard, the sweater grasps the line and, in a fluid motion, hauls it laterally towards himself, then down toward the deck, letting the tailer take up the new slack.
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    It matters a lot, FOR NEXT TIME! Learn what you can and can't get away with... Learn cutting techniques that are faster, easier and more reliable than the ones you have been using... Learn what can go wrong and how to avoid it from happening again... JUST LEARN, everything there is to know about falling trees... I particularly like to study falling technique on the ground so I can trust it when I AM in the bucket and my life depends on it working as planned...
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    It's not lower than the right side... what you are seeing is a layer of sawdust that was built up in the kerf from the push chain cutting...
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    Can't help but smile at those descriptions... we've all been there .... Bucket is a game changer (maybe the reason I can smile now is because I use the bucket), and so are the radios... It s amazing what you can talk a new man on the ropes through, on his first day, with the radios!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I got three broken wrists in two different incidents and one broken ankle... Never fell more than 5 feet, and never from a tree... maybe soft bones. Freak stuff mostly.. the ankle broke when I was standing on rope that went through the chipper... yanked my foot so hard out from under me, it broke the outer ankle bone.. and the feet can't handle the hooks anymore... I was in them for 30-40 minutes in November and they still hurt.. Been wearing sneakers ever since.. Might try going back to the boots soon though..
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    I promise you Butch... If I EVER asked my guys to set up a 3:1 z rig and start pulling by hand they'd look at me like I was crazy.... Then they'd light up a cigarette and walk away like they had something better to do :) Might have used one once last year, or maybe the year before that.... On the other hand the radios came in handy today to teach the new guy how to sweat in a line... Needed it at least a dozen times just this afternoon... Very valuable and necessary skill depending on you level of rigging xpurteez... I was balance and tip tying today and swinging limbs over the bucket and upper boom....
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    Hahaha, at the treehouse, so may clever people on different sides of today's issues. I'm always impressed and surprised by how smart tree guys end up being. aug
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    Good writing/arrangement of opinion. aug
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    Its so funny how guys tell I "should" do something that's been passe in my playbook for 10 years.... And yes, every tree man could benefit from learning how to sweat in a line and understanding the principles of MA
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