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    2 Days Ago
    good to see your safe Stephen! seeing all the beetle kill up there last year was a real eye opener. so much fuel. just last month our manager was asking us if we would be willing to go out for up to a month to cut dead trees around the transmission lines up there. pg&e cant keep up and one of the contractors they hired had a fatal incident. havent heard anything since about it.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Ya Sean, I definitely agree with that. I was trying to have no stump cut at the end of the job. So I have may have nullified the benefit somewhat by not going higher with back cut... but when I left I just cut the hinge off. aug
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/hAQXC5laKNs aug
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    3 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I probably just didn't explain it well then Cory. It wasn't a high back cut, it was a somewhat blocked out face. The logs are still there. That's not my part. aug
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    3 Days Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/m6JFFkYXbbs aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Oh ya Cory that ones called the crudes bay. aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Seen that cut on heavy learners taught in an ooooollllld feller handbook. Three cuts, point of triangle is toward lay, back cut last of course aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I usually keep wearing em. aug
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    1 Week Ago
    But of course. aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Ya I understand. It was my logging experience that had me using all the space in the backyard with three-cut-drops, or down the driveway across the cul-de-sac and up the neighbors driveway, (in my late 20s) in Seattle. Most of the tree service guys/climbers for the companies I work for have been heavy on the chunking and light on the falling which has helped me stand out often. I don't think it would help me stand out in this group much though. The part that is probably eliciting comments from me is the theology of putting a rope in everything. It sounds much like never one-handing. Over-standardization annoys me. I know you can fall trees in the spot. aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Planning the perfect compensation pull and cripple cut is just another aspect of the game Daniel. A tree with no hinge at all can be given a hinge by virtue of well-placed compensation. Most veterans will have quite a grasp of this, yes, even logger's, LOL. Loggers pull off incredible compensation fells with stiff-arm swing lines. Calibration to beat all. I think it's good that you like pulling so much. It definitely has a place, an intriguing place. It's just not a 90% place for me. It's a tool in the tool kit. I get my greatest tree falling thrill's with important targets to miss and no help from pull ropes though. It's just me and the tree. It's pure. I'm a hopeless romantic with roots in logging ...and in arb work. That said, I will do what it takes though. Just like the rest of us I imagine. aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Sometimes I run, sometimes I cripple and pull from a distance. It was the 90% part you mentioned that triggered the word passionless. Not a character assessment but a concept assessment. I stay at or near the stump when I can because I like to see/hear/feel them go over. It's beneficial for precision in many cases and also it is the tastiest cheese in the tree work maze. aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    This passionless theology would strip away my very favorite work position and deny me some of the tastiest cheese in the industry maze. aug
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    1 Week Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Yep Willie, That's what I been sayin all along about Smart phone forum differences from computers aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I have done some intentional barber chairs. Making trees look like they had broken naturally was the point of it. Long story but ridiculous situation we were in working for yuppies. aug
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    1 Week Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    LOL, nope. Have at it tho y'all ... plz. aug
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    1 Week Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Ya we made 8.3 aug
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    YW Jer https://youtu.be/OhkHs3nqpis aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Thanks guys. Have been living out of a tent for the last three weeks. Real estate deal went sour. . . Plus I have been working a lot with my friend from Germany here. I have had so many things to do ..the bills haven't been paid even though the money is there. ... I can't find any of my stuff. Spread out all over. .now into a new place tho. Here's a video of the first job we did together. https://youtu.be/7v_d9-wFq6U aug
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  • Porkbrick's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Porkbrick replied to a thread Roperunner 2 in Climbing Forum
    they have exclusive license to manufacture and distribute the akimbo. i still own the patent and design. i believe they have the same arrangement with Morgan for the uni.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    06-08-2017
    Big ring better bend radius and heat dissipation than the strops I've seen Mick, especially better for heavy long runs. aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    06-08-2017
    Yep, I was simply comparing aluminum to steel. Better heat control with aluminum. Big Aluminum Ring sounds great to me. David was always going to do it. Georgio jumped on it rather opportunistically but hey, shite or get off the pot, right? People can only see a certain number of things through, David's got lots of plans but can't meet his own criteria. Me either. aug
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    06-07-2017
    Doesn't dissipate heat very well on long runs sean aug
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    06-05-2017
    I personally would love a giant ring. aug
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    06-05-2017
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Jersey head,I think they call it. Huge pole. A bit too big actually when you start smacking remnants way up in the undercut. But a heck of a wedge pounder. aug
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    06-05-2017
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    haha, yeah was a bit seedy around there eh? Ha. Guy was pretty smart though and a schoolteacher. One of the few in his little neighborhood that wasn't growing pot. aug
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    06-05-2017
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Yes he's got quite an order list. aug
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    06-04-2017
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    He fits vintage axes with handles. aug
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grew up in sonoma county CA. been climbing trees for as long as i can remember. living and working in santa cruz these past five years. hope to be working in trees for a long time to come.
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