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    5 Hours Ago
    :lol:
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    5 Hours Ago
    Cool! I was wondering when you might get this going on Ed.
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    5 Hours Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :thumbup:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    The ruskies did it :/: :P :lol:
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I can't even imagine what sort of mind it takes to visualize this thing, then build it and refine it and get it to work as sweetly as it does. I am impressed beyond the moon.
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    16 Hours Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    OK here.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Working on some meat loaf. Katy made biscuits and gravy last night since I was out with Levi for a restling tourney. We left at about 4:30 in the morning and got home around 6:30 or 7ish. SO Katy took him to science camp this morning. They left at about 6am. She will be home in about an hour. She had a craving for it. Surprise! Originally we wanted to go to the Fish and Game dinner (meatloaf) and had to skip it due to events going on.
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    21 Hours Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Nice vid August. I love zip lining stuff and often do. Great tools to have at the ready. I like your speed line kit. Tempted to throw the money at it. Be lighter to pull aloft than what I am using now. Question, did you make the runners changeable on the snaps? Looks like they are sewn together after passing through the eye. I guess one could just cut them off and girth hitch to the eye when needing replaced if damaged or what not.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Damn nice truck Sam. Damn nice!
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    2 Days Ago
    That is a sweet truck Sam. Nice score dude!:hello1:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Nice harness!
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I have been using my Tree Austria for when I have done bucket work, which is few and far between circumstances. I will continue that trend of wearing a harness that is rated for fall arrest. I find I like being able to just leave the bucket is important to me. Often I will just use the bucket on 2/3 -3/4 of a tree and set a TIP and finish the tree on rope. But that is just me. I just feel it is faster than another set up. Might just be how th I ngs are laid out up here. Often times, moving the bucket is not a viable option due to terrain or access. Just my .02 Willie. I use one so little, I am probably the last one that even chime in.
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    6 Days 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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    6 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Bandit 280 HD in Gear Forum
    Beautiful Beasty!!!!
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    6 Days 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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I bet he won't survive. If left to the wild maybe. But a dead bear was recently found nearby with buck shot and a bullet in him. Human won. We usually do. Probably raiding some chickens judging by the feathers in his coat. Shot and run off to die. I was amazed him climbing as well as he did. Those rear legs are powerful.
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    6 Days Ago
    Nicely done. I do it with alpine butterflies, but yours sure breaks down fast and neat. Sweet.
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    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :lol:
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  • Burnham's Avatar
    1 Week 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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    1 Week Ago
    Burnham replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Never :D.
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    1 Week Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    You should come visit :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Damn Dave. I hope you feel better and better things await you. Here are some frozen trees from the freezing fog this morning. Fog had receded some and the sun came out. My job got canceled today and one of my help got sick. So I met with the clients I need to focus on and watched the guys pull logs off mine tailings. No bear sightings today though :/:
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    1 Week Ago
    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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    1 Week 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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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Ohhhhhhh, there be tossing going on ;)
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    If at all possible, yes, or move into the next scheduled job if feasible. Often, I will bring my crew back to my place to help out on a project here on the property. Some dropped trees, fencing, maintenance.........
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    1 Week Ago
    Here is a video my ground man Mike got when the sun came out after a week of cold rain up here last week. Sun finally broke through Friday. My climb rope from climbing two of these was just dripping with water from being cinched around the stems. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRV2sEs7MqQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    1 Week Ago
    Yeah, hurt animals can be grouchy
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    1 Week Ago
    Truth! I had freezing fog so thick today I could not barely see the ground crew. Radio only when I topped them out. I was throwing 50 plus footers. I had some good DZs so I knew the general direction and I could wait to get a glimpse of Mike in the HIVis before I gunned the face. Then he would fade into the fog. Hit my marks often. But too damn foggy to throw 100 plus sticks near buildings. You could not see the target form the tree base. Then a bear out of no where. Crazy shat.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    This... They are still 800.00 trees. Just goes faster. Or 500.00 ... or 1000.00...... HO clean = less hours on the machine... :lol:
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    1 Week Ago
    Well today was interesting.. I leave a tad early to do a drop and walk. I got my 066 back from Rob yesterday since I needed it off the job he is decking logs on. Show up at the site and try to get the new chain I had bought for it on the saw... NOPE. Tad short. Second time they got the chain wrong on me for this saw and bar at the saw shop. K... New guy... I get it. Explain I will be back tomorrow to drop the tree in the morning so the clean up can begin. Same job Rob has been decking logs on with two subs we use and the equipment is over there at the ready. so off to my other job. One no show. K... No problem I can make it work with the loader op and one ground man. Part way through the day.. flat tire. Now ground man getting sick. So I am like, lets get this one more down that I stuck a line in so I can move my gear to another job tomorrow. There is an old mine right there. I have worked this ditch other times. You just huck the brush down into it right in from of the mine. Drops about 20 feet. Yard all the brush out the ditch to a road. All morning I climb and strip over the ditch... Mike yards it out, loader moves to fire. Last tree. Both of us handling the pull rope in the same ditch, get it all set. Mike heads out to pull point, I climb up the side to make the 3 cuts. I no sooner get to the base of the tree, I hear a rustle down in the ditch at the mine (caved in mostly) entrance. Big young cinnamon black bear lumbering right where we just were. Runs up the opposite, almost vertical wall 20 feet up and out. One front leg is broke and dangling. HOLY SHIT. He was not 20 feet from me as I am standing on a ledge the tree is growing out of. Of all friggen days I did not bring my carry weapon. Truck had got damp, so I oiled it up and stuck it in the safe till drier weather. The frig! Wont do that again. There have been bear and mountain lion sightings over there since fall. I have been packing JIC. So... we inform the HO to call Fish & Game and Sheriff. He pulls a hunting rifle and starts checking around in case. Dismissed my sick ground guy Dismissed my tractor op to go get tire fixed. I quit early and head over to saw shop to straighten the second boo boo out. I go home. Call custy for tomorrow and she cancels. So after I pull all the gear out, it all goes back tomorrow.. For the rest of the month anyway... SHeesh.. What a day!
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    1 Week Ago
    He's been busy with Akimbos.... :D
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