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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    No argument from me, and no intention of seeming to call into question the values you articulate. But I'll point out again, your "tremendous pull" is lower than it would be with less rope on rope friction. For me, I'd make that trade if the pull needed to go big...I can think of a way or two to hold gain, though they would complicate the whole rigging. And your offering is magnificent in it's effective simplicity, that's worth a lot in the real world.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    As with any version of a trucker's hitch, and as DMc so accurately noted, the need to keep tension on the system to keep it from falling apart prematurely is the only fly in the otherwise fine ointment. Another observation: if we drop a carabiner into any or all of the MA providing loops to run the line on instead of a fiber on fiber interface, the effort is easier and the loss of potential power to friction is reduced...at the cost of not being able to shake the whole mess loose from the tail :).
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Nicely done. I do it with alpine butterflies, but yours sure breaks down fast and neat. Sweet.
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    2 Days Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Km III for lanyard? in Gear Forum
    Yep, the CE lanyard is a sweet tool, but I can't use one, just too skinny. I used 3/4 inch for many a year back in the long gone manila cable cored days that some of us oldsters will recall :D, and you are right in that it is very easy on the hands...but those days were before the sticky gloves like Atlas came on the market. I tell you it was amazing to experience how much better grip is offered, much easier on the hands, that a high friction glove provides with smaller diameters. Not that I think 5/8 inch flip lines are hard on hands...but it does make a huge difference with 1/2 inch or smaller to have these gloves.
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    2 Days Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Never :D.
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    Burnham replied to a thread Km III for lanyard? in Gear Forum
    I have several lanyards made from KMIII, about 15 to 18 feet long. Mine are full 1/2 inch, not a small diameter like Jerry mentioned. I disagree with Jerry that it won't roll, at least in the 1/2 inch it will pretty well. Stiff enough to flip, too. Obviously, Jer is speaking of a different animal...9mm is skinny; great for old school SRT, but not really what Gypo is asking about if I get the gist correctly. For most full on flipline use, like Sean I like a 5/8 inch cable cored polyester braid, but as a second flip line for limb-overs, I like my KMIII real well. And for a regular rope lanyard, the KMIII that I have made up are very satisfactory for me. I have them set up with snaphooks on one end, and adjusted with either self-tending prusik hitch, ART Positioner, or Petzl Microjuster.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Looking forward to the arrival of mine with great anticipation, Jaime. Fine piece of work you've done here.
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  • SimplyArbor's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Raise hourly rate in relation to time savings. If by hand you could do 1 pine in a day complete for $1500. Now you can do it for $1200 in a half day with the machine. Now you are keeping you rates competitive but bringing in day total of $2400. I had a local guy tell me once that he used to do $1000 a day for a crew rate, but with a bigger chipper and loader he could knock out 3 pines instead of 1 and still make a $1000. I told him he was a moron. Why invest in equipment and not see any return other than speed and undercutting the market heavily.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Me, too. :boogie:
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  • bonner1040's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    The Crosby hardware is expensive and very limited in that it only fits on 16 strand rope Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • bonner1040's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    We only have preliminary results as we have not tooled or produced the final items. I dont have the data in front of me but you can rest assured that we will publish this when we have final production pieces.
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  • bonner1040's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    It is stronger than RB and puts a lot less wear and friction on the rope.
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  • bonner1040's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    What do you guys think of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwCJM6xEVdc
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Safety Chaps or Pants? in Gear Forum
    Ideal for ground work in my opinion, just more expensive, so many groundmen may avoid them for that reason. Chaps are some cooler in warm weather, I suppose that may also be a factor. I never heard of a climber changing from pants to chaps once on the ground...that seems senseless to me.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Ceiling anchor point in Odds and Ends
    Looks good to me, too.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Yessir, you are correct. Set an anchor no more than every three feet apart, to keep fall exposure to no more than 6 feet...per OSHA standard. I'm retired now, but was USFS for 32 years, was assigned to the USFS Climbing Program Technical Advisory Group from it's inception in 2000, and served as R6 Tree Climbing program coordinator from 2006 until I retired in 2012. Where are you located? I may well know either you personally, or more likely your certifying instructor :).
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Sweet, thanks.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Not eligible, per our Constitution if I have it correctly...I'm sure the Donald would agree :D
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    ;)
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    :thumbup: We always need to clarify these details for the children listening behind the kitchen door, ya know? :D
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Go out in front and pull, then...always room for a mule :D.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    We advised against that technique Stephen, because of the potential side load torque on the biner against smaller diameter tops, which is mostly where we used this self belay system. If you go that route, maybe choose a steel biner. The other, and perhaps greater advantage was decreasing the fall factor if you do take a fall/have a top break out. The belay line will run thoughout the whole deployed length with my system, but not if you cinch it at each anchor point.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Nifty Lift! in The Trading Post
    If Carl is selling it, no matter what it is, you'll be getting a fair deal on good equipment...he won't do you wrong.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Big dog, and a pretty girl with a big smile!
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Getting up into really skinny tops is out of the normal range of activity for most arbs...this is different, for sure.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Bump...this was a fun one, saw a guest on this thread tonight and decided "what the hey"...bring it forward again :D.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    :lol: Right, Willie. Just so.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    The difference between Dent's work and Jerry's is just plain readability. You have to get down in the mud and worry at it like a dog on a bone to make sense of much of Doug's book, though the truths are there, nuggets of gold all. But with Jerry's text, it's so much more clear and understandable. Plus, with Jerry's Fundamentals, the coverage of the topic is much wider...I know from several personal conversations with him that Doug Dent occasionally climbed (with spurs only) when he had need too, but never was even close to the league of climber that we understand our friend Mr. Beranek to be.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    No, not that...but the site is totally effed for me tonight, multiple problems with posting, opening pages, slower than molasses in winter.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Reprints are not a viable option, Jer? If you need an investor class to make that a go, I'd bet cloud funding like Jaime has done with his SRT tool could be successful.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    :\:
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Scary bad.
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