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  • Bermy's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Wow that was scary to watch, he almost got killed twice! used a couple of his cat lives for sure. All I can say is at least he fessed up to doing something that almost got him killed, and he's put it out there in super slow motion for us all to see. That takes something. But, there were ways he could have avoided it. Hopefully it is a learning experience for him and for people who watch it.
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    3 Hours Ago
    Bermy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, our Isuzu has an 8'6" x 6' bed...we stuck the slide on camper on it on Friday...headed out to the mountains for some snow, then to the west coast for some salt air and sand, then through the rolling dairy country, past the big trees and ended up in a temperate rain forest gorge by a river...all in three days. Gotta love Tassie. Bob's homemade solid fuel heater worked a treat inside the camper, kept us nice and warm. Then back at work today, cutting down an old cherry plum, hit nails at 8' with the polesaw then got nails at ground level inside the tree for both the 461 and the 260...I'll be sharpening chains tomorrow.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    At some point, some time you will slip or have a small branch break and you will drop into your system...it will happen, the important thing to remember is to always keep your system snug, don't let a lot of slack get into it. That way, when the inevitable happens it will be minor, a little heart stopping and pulse racing for a moment, but your system will catch you before you go too far, and usually all that is bruised is your ego. ^^^^ I thoroughly agree with Bob in the post above mine! Take your time, especially now while you are learning. There is so much that you can do with a really good handsaw (Silky) that there is plenty of time to practice climbing and then add cutting with the handsaw, get more confident, then if you feel you need to, add the chainsaw (after some training!) I hear you on the struggle to advance up the tree by throwing your lanyard, or main line...it can be very tiring. One of the best ways to get past that is to set a high TIP from the start, either with your throwbag or use a Big Shot (did they show you that?) It took me a while to get more fluid at advancing up the tree with changeovers, then I discovered the high starting TIP set with a Big Shot and oh boy did it make a difference!
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    The ARE rare...still looking here. Thanks...I thought I remembered it was 8 feet. Trying to hold out for the jewel that has to be out there somewhere.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Be sure your spurs don't point towards something you don't want to spur...like your other foot in case you gaff out. Don't take real high steps with gaffs...that can be a good way to endanger your other leg. You are gonna gaff out...it's just a stumble, doesn't have to be a big deal.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Is that a full 8' bed? I am having trouble finding that.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    In the zero zone in Greenville SC. Several family groups came up last night...Approx 30% covered now.
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    2 Days Ago
    You devil! Cool idea
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    3 Days Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread 50 years. in Announcements!!!
    Very nice...good pictures.
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I remember my first c!imbing course too, I was in my early 30's, and fit, but I was beat too! Sore and bruised, but like Marc A said the movements are unfamiliar,both for your mind and your body...keep at it, it will get easier. Once you have a better understanding of how to move in the tree, how to use your gear, your body will take up those motions and get used to them. Word to the wise though, the older we get, if you have time away from climbing, when you go back to it, you'll be sore again for a few days till everything catches up again!
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  • Bermy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    My saws go inside padlocked to a shelf when we are away, chipper is in a shed at a friends property now, stainless swedged cable to a shackle through the wall, padlocked to the tow handle and chain. I have seen some mini tracking devices advertised on FB, you register it and there is a app you can get to track it if needed, I reckon that's the way to go eventually.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I am bat-shat crazy watching out for my boys. BUT...when Hayden was about 18 months and my wife was "handing him off to me" we had a near catastrophe. As I drove up and parked my truck I had to adjust near a curb. She saw me stop and thought I was parked...didn't realize I was going to get closer to curb. She thought the danger was over and let her guard down. Hayden ran to my truck while I was looking to the rear to gauge how to move truck. By the time I turned around he had disappeared below my sight line of the truck. You can't avoid what you cannot see. Long story short we almost had a tragedy that day. I still get PTSD thinking about it. Don't take NOTHING for granted when it comes to kids. Lots of kids get killed that way...they call it the "Bye-bye" syndrome. You can google it...awful stuff.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    pantheraba replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Can you recreate it with Legos?
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Start at 11:00 and see "Human" almost get nailed. He discusses the errors in the minutes before 11:00. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BfgTdoyB738" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    360 worked great...now I got to see the tree fall. Cool trick.
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    4 Days Ago
    Ha! I thought it was a mistake video with camera set wrong. I'll try it.
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Relatively new to climbing, about a year as of March 2014. SRT now using Rope Wrench. Recently purchased Hitch Hiker, will try it out soon, as weather gets warmer. I'm not a pro arb, just in a learning stage now, pruning deadwood for friends and family, mostly with my Silky saw.
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