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    15 Hours Ago
    Yes for the first but not so much for the second in my opinion. The main problem is that he wants to go too quick in his learning and handles some jobs too hard/difficult for his knowledge. That's the very dangerous point.
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    16 Hours Ago
    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Me too.
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    16 Hours Ago
    Learning and training. The both are mandatory to begin to feel confident. At this time, you and your body have no idea how to climb properly and efficiently. That's normal, nobody can run in the tree the first day. The beginner has to learn how to do the tasks and at the same time has to teach his muscles how to work in the intended way. That's not obvious at all because nothing is prepared for these strange movements and funny positions, both the nervous system and the muscles. It's the same with learning how to walk, to swim, to ride a bike, to play a music instrument and so on... Most of the time, it's a long and difficult task day to day, but the body is fantastically well designed to do that. Keep learning and trying, you will be amazed by your progress.
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    "private vid":whine:
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Only when needed. There are a lot of two-handing in the same tree. Do what suits the moment.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Thanks, I didn't know that.
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    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Yes, I was completely out of the root flare. The grain seemed straight to me, but it was cut by boring and not split though. So it's difficult to be sure. Thinking at it, maybe a slightly twisted grain could give this result, one side weakened splits and folds easily, the other reinforced by the propping effect by the cut fibers in front of the continuous ones doesn't want to split so easily.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Marc-Antoine replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I tried the block face a few time on some small deciduous trees to test the enhanced folding capability, but I wasn't enthusiast with the results due to a collateral effect: Each time, I got exactly what I feared before hand, as the partial loss of the aiming's accuracy. Maybe I did something wrong, like too thin of a hinge, but the fibers split only at one side instead of all the width, following a triangular shape across the hinge ( bottom left to the top right of the vertical cut for example). It worked as if I made a slanted hinge and I get a substantial drift in my lay. This phenomenon should be less apparent with a big tree ( high of the block cut vs width of the trunk) but I would like to figure it out.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I admit that's better to have it clipped at the saddle when it's time to take a ride after a cut.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I prefer the saw far from me, not in my legs, not in the space visited by my hands. It's less bulky on the saddle to go throw the limbs. When the ropes tangle with the saw, it's less likely to damage the ropes, because the saw isn't locked at the saddle, it can move somewhat and warns you before you make a good pull to free the rope (thinking that's only a twig). Only time to time, I wish to have a short holder, to avoid dragging the chain on the concrete, some stones or a roof.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    The problem comes when the first occurs after the second.:D
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I guess that Pete Mctree means chainsaw's brands and not the chain / bar brand. The chain / bar mfg's interest is to supply all the market, but the chainsaw's brands doesn't want that their customers cheat on them, so they design their saws with specific dimensions and mounts. We can change the bar and the chain accordingly with what ever we want by some adaptation, but the stock models don't match.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    But nevertheless, on your head is a better place to use it. Or may have I missed something ?:/: I loled at " I about shit a brick ":lol: Very close call.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Look at it from this point of view : forget the hinge, it isn't the fiber's pull which makes the trunk splits, but only the bending of the trunk. How much bending a particular tree / specie can tolerate is the concern. Find a way to avoid the excessive bending in the trunk and you will be all fine. Then come all the cuts and hinges things regard with the lean and internal cohesion forces. You can find different approaches between the advised techniques. - Hold it back or reduce the force by cutting out a good part of the crown, it won't barberchair even with a bad cut. - Cut it with a light saber, it can split partially by releasing the internal stress but you can't get a barberchair. So look at the speed cutting by side cuts and triangle cut (the one firstly presented in this thread). Boring the back cut belongs to this category too. - Weaken the wood at the base to avoid building up forces. Coosbay doesn't live much fibers at the compression area, they crunch under the increasing load and can't hold the low side of the trunk. At the same time, it plays with the lever arms too. Boring the face weakens the future tension side (when the saw will come in this area). Dissecting the cuts and looking precisely at their different effects in the process should be very interesting.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    That's it, the lean, the lay and the notch "look "all to the same point. I just verified in the Dent's book, page 103. It's supposed to give less wood to cut at once on the back, so, speeding the cut. But I think that's a little tricky and you can just get the opposite of your goal. Because you need to cut the 3 kerfs perfectly in the same plane. If not, the chain has to cut again part of the already cut wood. Worse, if the chain is only partly engaged in the previous kerf(s), you can get a lot of drag/jam which slows the cut even more. You can very well win nothing, or loose it actually. That's perhaps not a big deal for a pro faller, but for a less trained treeman, that could.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    20 trees falling on the ground in 1 minute is fun but very far from the reality. I like to see all the steps, taking the time to do things. Maybe not all in one vid and not in all vids, but it's a good way to grasp what makes your job. I'm more inclined to the technical side than the show off mode. And yes, the real sounds are attractive. Some musics can be add in back ground but which ones to choose is a difficult task and can't match all the people's likings. Some good vids are just ruined by too much music or the wrong one (for me). A nice editing can actually enhance the vid greatly, but I guess that's a real hard work to do well all the thing.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    With so much compression forces, is reaming the cut an actual possibility?
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Stig spoke once about the major root pull he got to impress his crew and warn them against this danger. He himself was impressed:lol: It was a cut all the way back to outside, I think, but he didn't have the time to do so (as planned) and the ground exploded. I never experienced that. Looks fun if you don't like your saw too much. What I don't know is if a root pull could occur with the release cut by the outside as you said, maybe with a compromised stump (splitted or partially rotten). Otherwise, I think that grabbing the saw can be very possible if the release cut "above" isn't parallel to the bore cut and that ends with a bypass cut on a side. Not so likely with a level cut.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I climbed in ashes today, on the side of a little field (almost bare) with two ponys. They were very happy with the limbs on the ground and made a feast with the leafs. Downside, they tried constantly to come in the drop zone.
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