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    https://www.google.com/amp/bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/oil-spill-in-creek-originally-underestimated-making-it-one-of/article_93c58fa0-3d22-554c-a1ae-cfb08b248aee.amp.html all those protestors left such a mess! meanwhile in North Dakota...
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    when was the last attack from a muslim man from Kent.
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    terrorist attackz both of them. meant to incite fear and anxiety in society. one by a fanatic, the other by a fanatic. your president of he keeps up his 9 games in 7 weeks pace will habe played 534 rounds of golf in 8 years.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/22/police-man-accused-murder-came-to-nyc-to-target-blacks.html Oh sorry, here is the same story from another source more to your liking.
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    off chance.
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    from the same neck of the woods.
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/03/23/us/james-jackson-racially-motivated-stabbing/index.html. lets not jump to conclusions..... aaaaand another white dude from baltimore. you know this guy Bob?
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    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/general-russia-supplying-taliban-fighters-170323161613169.html lol, first we fund them to fight the russians, then they fund them to fight us.
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    http://m.westechrigging.com/round-sling-hook-green.html finnally found what my preffered CO has. its these hooks. we set two of them for each pick, oriented correctly and opposing. its pretty fast.
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    beautiful!
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    Just dont delete the video Nick. and send me a sample one for my floating block set up. just 1/2 inch or 9/16th. not the crane sized one. keep on with the ideas.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Leaners in Climbing Forum
    Oh, baby, crack me up!
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    I missed this and I do agree with this comment. but this is still a concept project right? i dont see them for sale. i am assuming that the rope is rated already and those soft locks normally test at 140% of rope strength. It shouldnt be hard to get them with a stamped WLL.
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    where do you all buy crane slings and clevises? they dont seem to be much of a lroduct selection at any of the major tree suppliers. where do you purchase them?
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    you could very well be absolutely right, they may suck to use and they may be dangerous. i just would need a clearer understanding of why you feel thay way other than you having done a lot of crane work and are adept enough using your current tools. Is it just a gut feeling you have about these?
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    big wood thats for sure. clevises are nice, they obviously work well. your opinion on these slings is still as worthess as mine. neither of us has held one, used one, other than look at the same video. I never really take much stock in reviews like that. thats just me. i havent heard a good reason other than not beig able to lower them through branches. there is a fear that they would fail. but is that a founded fear? i wish i could do four pick crane jobs. i dont have the ground support to handle big picks. nor the landing zone. I do see room for improvement in effeciency at least as far as my operation goes.
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    Certainly not pro. B-Grade. I'll give it that. But it certainly wasn' brand X either. Now, anybody remember "James! The narcoleptic tree trimer?" See James cut....
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    That's a familiar view. Dealing with dog legs while working out of the spurs can be a real PITA. Up and down.
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    i rarely do crane work. and i use my COs slings although this to me looks like it would be fun to play around with in my double whip tackle set up off my floating block. I have loved soft links for a long time. I am always excited when someone finds a good use for them. I think they would go well with the rigging rings as well. that is more my interest in this thread. If i never do another crane job in my life i would be perfectly fine with it.
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    i rarely do crane work. and i use my COs slings although this to me looks like it would be fun to play around with in my double whip tackle set up off my floating block. I have loved soft links for a long time. I am always excited when someone finds a good use for them. I think they would go well with the rigging rings as well. that is more my interest in this thread. If i never do another crane job in my life i would be perfectly fine with it.
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    why would i be talking to a judge?
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    what is ATSM?
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    Im not saying how great it is. Im just saying it looks great to me. I haven't used one. Charlotte has bigger trees than Detroit, and I am guessing bigger canopies than the Pacific North west. Scotty runs a crane all day everyday. I only run a crane once every few months and one of my crane guys makes me use his shitty slings (with no clevises). If done correctly those shackles are stronger than the rope itself is. It is far superior than a knot. There is, from what I understand centuries of use behind this configuration in situations with pretty serious consequences if there is failure. So I think there is a lot of historical knowledge on this technique that we have to work with. Both of us should be pretty good at inspecting and monitoring the health of rope. Yes maybe there might be abrasion issues, but people do chock slings without clevises all the time. But maybe like JOMO said they are hard for grounds to undo or they will get tangled up in the canopy. They also won't smack you in the teeth. Are you worried that the piece would fall out? That it wouldn't choke or the knot would pass throughout the eye? It seems equally likely that someone doesn't tighten the clevis screw properly as set the knot properly. Both require a bit of focus and awareness.
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    ill say if its good enough for scotty olson, its good enough for me. He is the crane operator for heartwood in charlotte. they do some serious work. his opinion matters to me more than most. ive never tried them so my opinion is as worthless as yours. lol
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    how is it different. i guess like a running bowline different than a bowline?
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    Hi Kevin, it's Mike Meredith.

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    I did meet you briefly at the Bartlett open house back in March. Since then I friended you on Facebook and joined the Rope Runner group. I connected with Johnny Pro when he was in town and videoed his TRT explanation. I met Jeremy and Mike a day or two later while we were climbing in a park. (Mike tried my skateboard and decided to get one for himself - but don't blame me if he cracks his skull and misses work, LOL.)

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