• gf beranek's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Ah, the possibilities are endless. Nice composition. The lighting was good. Speaking of, Jed Smith Redwoods arrives tomorrow, by next week you'll receive a parcel. Thanks, Mario!
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    5 Hours Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    You're a hopeless romantic, August.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Terri has picked up on critiquing the finer details of residential treework, and timber falling, and all the issues that go with both, and lately she's gaining a sharp-eye with plant ID. That helps me a lot, I'll tell you. When I was working Terri never complained about the saw chips in my pockets, socks and cuffs. Oh, I found a goody. Now, the gals of past, that did complain about it... well, they're gone.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Yeah Cory...he didn't wanna be on cam. There's a time to be oblivious to the camera but also a time to talk to the audience and make them feel...there. This is my repeated annoying signature.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/CpCU-FN3nTM This is my repeated annoying signature.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread Pine felling at camp. in MBTV
    beautiful!
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  • RegC's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Who knows Dave. Yale are a great company, with integrity I believe. Not sure how much crane/tree work they do though. So, this looking less like an idea of any sorts, and more like a reintroduced concept. Awesome
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  • RegC's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I must admit, I didn't really get out of downtown when I was there :)
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread Leaners in Climbing Forum
    Oh, baby, crack me up!
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  • RegC's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I'd say our opinion are informed, not useless. It doesn't take much imagination from a person who's had lots of experience with cranes, rigging and a variety of hardware involved, to envisage what these slings would be like to use out in the field. Whilst someone with much less experience might would be less likely to forsee the benefits or pitfalls. As with most products, rarely do you get to try them out first. You buy something because you recognize it's potential advantages. With this product, for me, I see none. That's all really. Someone else's turn now.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    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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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread Leaners in Climbing Forum
    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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  • RegC's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    And, Kevin. Theres some huge canopies out here, with height too. Dont be fooled in thinking all we have is conifers.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Above all else, Im going to try my best not to get into an argument :) Ive been doing crane work since I was 20. Im 44 now. Never had anything fail, never dropped a clevis or been struck by one. I might be a little rusty at the moment, but Id still bet my craning skills against anyone out there. Not to sound boastful, but I'm just confident about my abilities in that particular field. So, I made some points earlier, but Id just like to give you a quick example. The job in the pics happened maybe 6-7 years ago. I took down that tree with 4 cuts, and good slinging....especially the first 2. We had to stop 4 lanes of traffic to the first 2 cuts....the second lift needed to be especially precise, because it partly hung down below the wires. Couldn't afford any rolling or twisting. Lot of activity on the ground as you can imagine, but as I recall the whole thing was pretty seamless, and we were away before lunch or there abouts. That Blue sling has a 6 T WLL, the clevis is similar or more from memory. So, as well as adding an unknown quantity into the equation, invalidating our insurance, contravening the safety standards for crane lifts....what, if anything would we have gained by the inclusion of that sling we discussing ? Nothing, is the answer. Perhaps if we took the tree, or a tree down one branch at a time, we might make some gains. But as is, I see nothing remotely tempting me to use one.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Are there lots of big trees in Charlotte? Never struck me as that sort of place. Never heard of Scotty Olson either. Is he well known in those parts? How long has he been testing it for, years or months. If it's the latter, and is now or soon to be available to purchase....sold for the purpose of lifting 5 ton logs over people and structures ect. For how long ? When should it be retired? How will it hold up to abrasion, the elements, hydraulic oil ? Who knows. More questions than answers. All for a sling that actually solves nothing. As a worker, climber, business owner, you couldn't give me one....there's too much to lose and not enough to gain. I'd feel irresponsible. In Nicks shoes, I just don't think it'll sell. Nor is the risk worth the reward. The crane ops here and that I've known in the past sure wouldn't accept it....at least, not as the primary choker. Maybe a balancer, but that's it. Maybe standards are different elsewhere. Go ahead and keep saying how great it is, but Im gonna pass on it.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I like Nick. I helped him out once. I will again if need be. That's why I've posted, otherwise I'd have said nothing. Having done more crane work than most, I see that thing as a time bomb. Take it or it leave it.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Probably it does work Dave, same as tying a knot. But, if its hundreds of years old, and nothing new, then it's perhaps with good reason why I've never seen it used by crane companies. Ive done my share of that. I just don't think it's a step forward by any means.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I just think it looks bad, Dave....that big stopper knot. I could see someone trying to copy it, and having a mishap. I like the no-knot/Crosby hook thing....but this looks shit, and doesn't inspire confidence. No offense Nick. It's not solving anything.
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  • RegC's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Nick, I think you should abolish that idea and delete the video before someone tries to mimic it. Splice in a piece of steel to replace that stopper knot, and you might have something. But as is, it looks like a bad example of rigging to be putting out there. You're gaiNing nothing in safety, and it's but a couple seconds faster than a shackle.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Marge, at the Dalles. Passing through Columbia River Gorge. Ha. Paper Trail! You got rare one.
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Yes Sean, we had the breakaway lanyard convo that day... This is my repeated annoying signature.
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Doesn't happen with go pro but it does with slow Mo iPhone This is my repeated annoying signature.
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    1 Week Ago
    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I think it's the shockwave of sound that makes it do that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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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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