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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
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    RegC replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Well done
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    RegC replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've been following Brian. It actually gave me a nudge in this direction.
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    17 Hours Ago
    RegC replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    It's a standard. Thanks. Only shortcoming is its not 4x4. Having the 4L is great for backing the chipper up steep driveways. But, ultimately I can't keep both trucks. I'll be putting a receiver hitch on the front if I get it.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Good eye Sean. That is a little tether that I bought about 9 years ago for lanyard adjuster cams to help them swivel. I don't think they make them anymore. I figured it would work as a clip in point for my chest biner in a rope walking setup. It has an eye on either end, loads in the middle, works real nice...
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    RegC replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Nice Steven. Did you have to duck on those first couple....you have the choker set far side ?
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    RegC replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I went to look at this truck this morning. It's 89, 7.3 idi, 2wd. It's old but has been looked after it seems. 180,000 km. I'm going back tomorrow, but with a veteran diesel Mechanic, who's all too familiar with ford's of this era. If I get it, it'll be with a view to putting a dump box on it. I don't need it right now, but I like it. And it's so hard to get a used dually that isn't beat up. Everything feels tight on this one, and the inside is pristine. Same engine as is in my current truck. The 7.3 powerstroke would a little more preferable, but hard to come by one with low K. I wouldn't go near that 6.0, or 6.4 even. These old trucks can be fixed at least....without a computer or the latest software.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
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    you can bind above and below the cut to keep the trunk from splitting.. but that's not going to effect the spring load in a scenario like that... I had a cut yesterday from the bucket up top of a 100 ash... lotta run before it caught the rope... told the groundie to take three wraps and stand back... glad I wasn;t taking a ride with that tree.... it splashed hard against the trunk
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Oh, on the ring, not on the HH, I get it. Smooth?
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    No I haven't, did you have to bend the side plates of the fixe? Mine doesn't fit on there.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I don't see how the termination changes the construction or classification of the knot. To me it is a 4, 5, or 6 wrap, 1 braid VT, 'tis all.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I would count where the 2 legs cross in front as a single braid. The way I tie my Valdotain (what I refer to as a French Prusik) the legs do not cross at all. It's tough to explain without pictures. Not looking for an argument, just clarification...
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    23 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I see, I didn't know the back story. I guess I would just call the HH knot a 6-1 VT, agreed?
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I'll be ok Stig. It wasn't from a yard sale, I had a buddy who wanted to get rid of it and try something else, I told him to just have both but he was strapped for cash, plus I had been wanting to try one out for years, so I pulled the trigger. So glad I did, this thing is amazing. I actually have a really big audience online, I want to get the word out. Paul, you've turned me into a raving fan!
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    "But you still went the cheap way and bought a used one. Couldn't handle the thought of Paul making a profit from his invention, I guess." Wow, really? I had just been thinking of all the ways I could help spread the word, and sell tons of these for Paul.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Thanks Dave. The main reason that I didn't get one years ago was because I assumed that it would put my hitch much further away from me. There are times with a floating bridge saddle that I can barely reach my hitch when I am turned hard away from the rope, so I assumed that having something between my bridge ring and hitch would just make it worse. I thought that you just used the same hitch and cord with the HH as you did in DdRT. I didn't realize was that there was a specifically recommended knot that would alleviate the problem. I really wish I would have found out about this sooner, this thing kicks ass... Also, I have always used the name French Prusik for a minimum 7-wrap hitch with no wraps. This is my standard way of attaching a fiddle block to a pull line, for instance. What do you guys call this HH knot?
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    How so????? The top was spring loaded and then cut.... if the cut had been made before the pull, he could have been ready with stable body position and the saw away, and it probably wouldn't have taken as mush pull to gt the top over...
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    That's ok, I found it. http://rope-tek.com/hitch-hiker/instructions/ This thing is currently blowing my mind.... Hitch hiker, where have you been all my life....
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    My HH2 came in yesterday. I've been meaning to get one for quite a while. This may be the best piece of kit I have ever seen! I got mine used, so I'm just wondering if there is a website that has the manual or any written documentation available. Thanks.
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    murphy4trees replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    He's been.. I met a bunch of guys from all over that know him.. met a climber in SC after Hurricane Mathew that loved his videos.. Got August on the phone with him... the guy was beaming like he just met Elvis!
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    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo da Vinci
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    My HH2 came today! Super stoked to try it out!
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  • murphy4trees's Avatar
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    They could have put some moderate pre-tension on the line, so the top wouldn;t sit back on the cut, then let the climber make the notch and back cut and get ready for a ride, maybe come down a few feet and stand off to the high side, and get ready for the ride... the call for the pull... when set up like that the top is going to go over a little slower, though there is still going to be some whiplash going on... just didn't have to be so bad. looked really bad to have a running saw so close to his gut as he was getting thrown forward towards it.... Gotta say.... the nice thing about a bucket is "taking a ride" isn't even a consideration in rigging..
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Born (1968) and raised in the Alaskan bush. No power, no running water my entire childhood. We lived almost entirely off the land, eating salmon and moose meat primarily. Bought rice, beans, and wheat in large sacks periodically. My father was originally from Southern California but after Vietnam wasn't welcomed home. He made his own home with my beautiful mother in Hatcher Pass Alaska, far from stores and cars and highways. He built the log cabin I was born in. He delivered me and my brothers and sisters there and raised us up working hard. He read us the bible and taught us about God. I'm not ashamed of it nor do I think I have to plead with anyone to "get saved." Growing up, I was embarrassed at times by where we lived and thought we were poor because we didn't have light switches and drive a k car. Now I know we were rich. Rich in substance and heart and capability. I thought I was lazy as a child because I didn't look forward to all the hard work. I found out later when I entered the work force in the tree and also commercial fishing industries that I was not lazy but in fact stood out as a hard worker. I live in Oregon now, 2 miles from my now civilized parents (light switches and all) because they moved here. I have a beautiful wife and little ones. I want them to be close to my parents. Home is wherever my parents go and I intend to carry on the legacy of love of my father until I die in all my relationships, including here at the Tree House.
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