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    6 Days Ago
    Sorry to hear that, Bermy. At least she had the decency to get back to you with an answer. That seems like it might be a rare thing, nowadays. Maybe she'll still be a good future prospect. Tim
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    09-03-2017
    This might be a slight derail, but were you still able to climb it, or did you have to somehow winch it over and drop it? Thanks in advance. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    08-07-2017
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. The one thing I wanted to say about this is the huge advantage climbing SRT provides, with regard to support points. With DdRT, you have to isolate a branch, (which can be a lot of work to do) and it better be a good one. With SRT, you can lace your climbing rope through 20 crotches if you want to, and they'll all help to support your weight. If the primary support point breaks out, the hope is that the backup support points will withstand the shock load and prevent a fall. At least, this is how I like to think of it. It takes a bit more time to set up this way, but it makes me feel more at ease. The other big thing you can do, and which I do most of the times I climb, is to use two separate ropes, two separate climbing systems, and different support points, as Kevin Bingham advocates. This provides redundancy and also gives you the advantage of being able to pull yourself from two different directions. Again, more work to set up, but enormously helpful over and over again, I find, for work positioning. Thanks for putting up with this long-winded post. Tim
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    08-02-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Black Bears Matter in Odds and Ends
    Did she hit on you, Levi? Tim
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    06-19-2017
    :thumbup:
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    06-19-2017
    Originally Posted by squisher "I appreciate the response Daniel. Am curious still why you nipped the sapwood. What where your thoughts/reasons for doing it?" "Like". I'm all for it. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    06-12-2017
    Lookin' good, Burnham. Still lean and mean looking. How was the air temperature on the day? It looks like almost ideal climbing conditions. Beautiful tree, beautiful yard. Tim
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    05-22-2017
    :thumbup::)
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    05-22-2017
    Happy Birthday Butch!!! :occasion7: :birthday: :occasion7:
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    05-21-2017
    Good stuff!:thumbup::)
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    05-04-2017
    Agreed! :\: Sitting under it while cutting had me shaking my head.....maybe I'm doing it wrong. :|:
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    05-03-2017
    :thumbup::D
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    05-03-2017
    NHlocal replied to a thread Bulldog Bone in Gear Forum
    Welcome oldachonoak!:) The Tachyon works/performs better in the "mechanicals", it has a much firmer core and doesn't flatten out so much. I've got a couple of different Tachyon climb lines (among all my others) and up until recently it's been my favorite to use with my Rope Runner. :thumbup::D Enjoy! And keep yourself safe. ;)
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    04-30-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Hey, Bodean! You may be teaching me something here! Are you saying that when you want to descend using the Rope Wrench with hitch cord, that you just pull down on the top of the Rope Wrench? If so, is the Rope Wrench then coming into contact with your hitch cord? I guess I thought the whole idea of the Rope Wrench was to share friction with the hitch, and that if you fully collapsed the Rope Wrench, it would no longer be sharing friction, and therefore the hitch would bind up on you. I'd be interested in hearing the details of how you implement this technique, so that I can understand how it works. Gloves wanting to get caught in the hitch cord is a problem I sometimes have, also. The bigger deal for me, though, is if your technique somehow keeps your hitch cord from ever binding up on you on descent. I know moss started a thread on this issue a while back either on this forum or on the buzz, but I thought I'd ask for your two cents. I haven't been climbing in quite some time due to a heavy work schedule at my normal job, but any tips are appreciated, for the next time I get the chance. Thanks in advance for any answers you choose to give. Tim Edit: I just realized I'm posting a question about the Wrench in a thread dedicated to the Akimbo. Apologies for the derail; (but I'd still like an answer to my query, so just how sorry can I really be? lol)
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    04-27-2017
    Hey, folks! Sorry I didn't learn about this sooner; only about one more day to take advantage. It's a flash sale of 20% off on select items until 4/28/2017. Use coupon code FLASHME. Here's a link to the web page. http://www.treestuff.com/news.asp?news_id=2222 This should bring the price of the green Rope Runner down to $280.00, if I'm doing the math right. Hopefully it helps out at least one person. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    04-21-2017
    Hey, Butch! Let's not get too crazy, here. That's pizza you're talking about, after all. Tim
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  • NHlocal's Avatar
    03-22-2017
    I wonder if he is "full time" and supports himself/his family with tree work. :? He claims 20+ years doing tree work, he looked VERY uncomfortable in the tree. :\: I consider myself a "rank amateur" but I don't think that's a safe or proper technique for wrecking out a tree.....
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    03-09-2017
    NHlocal replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    August my friend, you are a man with some amazing talents and skills. :thumbup::) Once again you have showcased amazing editing, climbing, rigging, and groundie skills in one great video. :D Would love to just be onsite to observe and learn ..... of course having a Sena helmet linked up so I could hear all the "back and forth" chatter. ;) Thanks for all the work to post it up. Be safe. Randy
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    01-25-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    Evan, you hit one out of the park with this post! Nice job on the research. Also on figuring out how to do a screen capture and then managing to figure out how to include it (or them) in your post. Nice work all around. Bravo! Tim
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    01-25-2017
    :thumbup::D
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    01-15-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, Jaime needs a clone of himself or two to handle all the irons he has in the fire.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    01-02-2017
    Thanks for bumping this thread, Burnham. It is an interesting read. I appreciate the rundown on the self-belay system, if I'm using the correct terminology. I used to get a bit of flak over the purchase of my first ever climbing rope, in that I'd purchased a dynamic rope rather than a more traditional arborist's rope. I just did this out of ignorance, and just from reading the rope specs and thinking that having the rope itself absorbing a lot of the shock from a potential fall would be a good thing. So now I don't feel quite so dumb, knowing the forest service has a bit of use for the stuff. I'm still such a new and infrequent climber that that original dynamic rope is still in good condition and still in service. I never had a problem with it at all for tree work; I just had to load it up with my weight before starting longer ascents, which took most of the bounce out of the experience. Mamut rope, it is. Beautiful stuff, rated for more than 10 falls before needing to be retired. To me, it always meant that the rope would be less likely to cause a breakout of a support point. Thanks again for reviving this thread. Tim
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