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    22 Hours Ago
    Yes, clearly there's some high-level Treehouse shit going on in there :lol:
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    2 Days Ago
    I figure there are a couple ways that can go. On a tear out or a "light" split, having wrapped your lanyard, or terminated your climb line on your bridge might do the trick, and stop the split or tear out from smashing you against the stem. On something like Gary's oak, not much is going to save you there, except a means to bail out, maybe a breakaway, like zip ties or a key ring holding the lanyard snap to your hip rings, but even then it could go really bad. . .
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    2 Days Ago
    12' Yale Maxi-Flip Sport. I've still got the pieces. . .
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    2 Days Ago
    Thats so gnarly.
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    2 Days Ago
    This can happen with tare-outs too, it's not just splitting. Just a big gob of bark can rip down your lanyard and slam you into the trunk. Terminating your lanyard on your bridge ring, along with a any number of other methods to keep your torso behind the loop, as opposed to in it. There are a few cuts your can use to minimize this risk. Bore cutting and releasing, using stop cuts on the sides to prevent tear outs from propagating past a certain point, facing stuff up true to it's favor, binding the stem with ratchet straps, ext. . .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Good pictures!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    pull lines. Piece of cake. 8)
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Don't need anymore rope, like ever, but that is a smoking deal!! 8)
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Grendel replied to a thread Distel question in Climbing Forum
    No worries, I've configured my Distel like that with the wrench many times. If anything it adds a bit more bight.
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    09-08-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread bad pick in Climbing Forum
    I know nothing about cranes. . . but that was just. . . duh :|: It was always going to flip. Worst pick ever.
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    09-06-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Small chipper advice in Gear Forum
    Those bearings are expensive, but they don't seem very hard to change out. Great looking chipper. Keep sharp teeth in it and it should suck down the brush as fast as you can feed it in. I love Bandits.
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    09-02-2017
    Nice, thanks! That helps clear the waters a bit.
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    09-01-2017
    Right right, friction loss and all that. Just throwing around broad concepts here. . . Peter, if you tie that weight to itself double rope style, and lift it, allowing a bit of slack on the tending/prussik side, does the same thing happen?
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    09-01-2017
    Man. . . It's like trying to wrap my head around the idea of an infinite universe. hahaha So the friction saver (let's assume a friction saver, sleeve, ring-ring, whatever) is acting as a pulley, essentially a series of levers. When I put the necessary force into the 'Pull' leg to raise the 'lift' leg. . . I just don't see how it's any different from an STR base tie when you're actually ascending. Hanging, sure, I get that, but during the up stroke, forgetting about the reduction in force from hip-thrusting, you'd have your body weight on both legs running through a pulley (friction saver). I need a load cell. . . Wait, I NEED a load cell!! :lol: Cheers.
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    09-01-2017
    Something I hear a lot about Classic Doubled Rope Technique is that it doesn't double the load on the TIP as you terminate the line on the same point. True, when you're stationary, hanging from a doubled-rope system, it splits the load between the two legs. However when you're ascending, pulling on one leg and being hoisted by the other, it seems to me it would in fact double the load, as you're pulling one leg with enough force to lift the other. Hence the MA of doubled rope. That force has to go somewhere. It goes into the TIP. So on a traditional DbRT system, you're sporadically doubling the force on your TIP during ascent. Am I wrong on this? Been thinking on it for awhile now. . .
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    08-31-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    I've heard for a long time now that the 575 had crank bearing issues, solved with the 576. It's a bummer to hear they're still having issues. It's a nice saw. . .
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    08-27-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Husky equivalent of 461 in Chainsaws!
    I've got a 576XP and MS461. They are very similar from a capability standpoint. The 461 is a little more nimble in the hand.
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    08-27-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Unacknowledged movie in The Rec Room
    I would be inclined to agree.
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    08-27-2017
    Grendel replied to a thread Unacknowledged movie in The Rec Room
    I just finished a book on the Fermi Paradox, basically the question of why, given the almost unfathomable numbers involved, we have seen no real evidence of intelligent life anywhere else in the observable universe. The book covered 75 different solutions for the paradox, ranging from killer robots to the largely unknown factors that somehow transmute matter into something that is aware of itself. I'm kind of on the fence still. I want life to be ubiquitous, that wherever we find water and an acceptable range of temperatures, we will find life, but the evidence thus far does not support that. We might be the only sapient, intelligent beings to have ever come into being. Its an amazing question, and was a really interesting read. https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Teeming-Aliens-WHERE-EVERYBODY/dp/3319132350
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