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    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    The above post from Kevin happened three weeks ago. All three items that he mentioned are still on back order. I say three because there are actually two different quickies for sale, both of which are out of stock. Tim
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    6 Days Ago
    Thanks Jim, thanks sawman, thanks Marc-Antoine. I appreciate all of your efforts to remember this, and to post what you figured out. Tim
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    6 Days Ago
    "Hey, Jim! Would you happen to remember the username he posted under?" Thanks for that, sawman. Tim
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    1 Week Ago
    Hey, Jim! Would you happen to remember the username he posted under? I've been watching a bunch of his YouTube videos of late, and I am in agreement that he seems like a really nice guy, and knowledeable, also. He's a really big, strong looking guy, who is not afraid to try to tackle some fairly complex looking rigging scenarios. One of the big things that make his videos so compelling to me is his openness and honesty in relating all that he does. Also, I can tell that he puts a good amount of thought into his placement of cameras. He's a good cinematographer. I'd love to be able to read what he has written on this forum. Tim
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Hey, folks! TreeStuff has done the amazing thing of choosing to put every "flash sale" item from this entire Thanksgiving weekend of flash sales back up for grabs, today only! So if there was something you missed earlier, you still have time to get it. Plus take another 17% off with the "HEARTTREE" coupon code! Thanks for listening. I don't work for TreeStuff, just trying to help some folks here get in on a good deal. Here's the link, again. http://www.treestuff.com/store/products.asp?category_id=2156 Tim
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Ha!
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    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Except when you're praying to the throwline gods, of course.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Thanks for this very honest answer, Kevin. It implies that you do indeed retain control over the rights to the production and distribution of the Rope Runner. Which would be great news for all of the climbers in the world that hope for continued access to the Rope Runner. None of my business, but I'm wondering if the folks at ISC, who I believe manufacture the Rope Wrench ZK-2, might be a good fit for the production of the Rope Runner. They would get to focus on what they're good at, which is the production and distribution of well-crafted climbing gear. Sherrill and every other climbing gear retailer could focus on that side of the business. Thanks again for your response, and for all of your great inventions. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Who is it that is now responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the Rope Runner and the Quickie? If you sold all rights to both of those items to Sherrill, in exchange for future royalties on said items, and then Sherrill decides not to sell them at all anymore, what recourse do you have? I'm liking surveyor's and Paul Cox's way of doing business better all the time. Inventors keep all rights to their inventions, retailers can buy them or not and re-sell them. Non- exclusive. Inventor maintains his own simple website to take orders. Surveyor does it even more simply, I think. Orders are through private message only, not even a simple website. If Sherrill has the manufacturing rights to the Rope Runner exclusively, and just out of spite because they hate paying royalties to inventors, they stop making any, is the Rope Runner just done? Just curious. Tim
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Hey, Bodean! Is this your way of saying that you are avoiding the use of TreeStuff even if they have steep discounts? Is your dislike of the organization as it now exists so great that there is almost nothing they can do to win you back as a customer? Just wondering. I guess I find it funny in a sad and cynical way that one of the reasons given for the sale of the business was the advantages to the employees of acquiring medical benefits possibly and maybe some kind of retirement fund, if I'm recalling correctly. Then they eliminate the splicing crew. Now this guy on the forum here who is local to TreeStuff says his best buddy the counter guy is getting a layoff. So much for medical and pension benefits, dooh! All this has me wondering how Luke is feeling about all of this, in hindsight. Whether or not he feels he was misled about their intentions, and whether or not he regrets having sold the business. Sorry Butch. I know it has to hurt a bit to have people talking like this about your only advertiser. Relationships change, over time, especially in a circumstance like this. I for one would not object to seeing ads for Wesspur on this forum. Or ShelterTree, however it is spelled. I've never purchased from ShelterTree, but I've also never seen anyone say a single bad thing about them. Thanks for putting up with me, Butch. Tim
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    3 Weeks Ago
    You are all welcome. Sorry for the delayed response, I checked out of the forum right after posting this. I'm really just posting now to bump the thread to the top so that more people can benefit. I missed out on what I thought was a $60.00 "Bag-o-Rope", just because I did not jump on it as soon as I saw it. So if you see something in the flash sales that interests you, don't wait. It might not be there for very long. Tim
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Hey guys and gals! Use the coupon code HEARTTREE to get 17% off everything on the site until 11:59pm on Monday 11/27/2017. Plus steep discounts on flash sale items in addition to the 17% off. Here's the link to the web page. http://www.treestuff.com/store/products.asp?category_id=2151 Tim
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Jaime, may I humbly ask what the appeal is of using rivets? Is it to lower the cost of assembly? Or for speed of assembly? It's not for safety reasons, is it? I'm nobody but one possible end user of your upcoming product, but if I had a vote, I would want to see strong bolts with locking nuts get used. I think it ought to be possible for an end user to be able to disassemble and reassemble his or her unit, for the purposes of cleaning or replacement of individual components. Kind of like people who own firearms are able to completely disassemble their weapons for maintenance. I'm not a fabricator like you are, so I have no actual knowledge of the relative strength of a rivet compared to a bolt, but my gut instinct is that a bolt would be superior. I would rather pay a higher price for a better quality product, than to see a corner get cut in an attempt to bring the product to market in a slightly more affordable configuration. I'm a huge fan of yours, Jaime, and will be happy with whatever you decide is the right course of action for the production of your product. Thanks again for all of your hard work. Tim
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Tim_B. replied to a thread want to buy spikes in The Trading Post
    Here's a link to the webpage those pads are on. Sixth set of items down from the top, I think. No individual link for the particular item, other than the photo, possibly. When I tried to view the photo it was taking forever, like it might be a bad link. Here's the link to the entire page: http://www.wesspur.com/Spurs/spur-pads.html Tim Item SPU729-B, (the first item in the sixth group, I think.)
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Are you still able to retrofit those helmets with a Sena system, or is that forbidden to you now? Thanks for your time. Tim
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    10-31-2017
    Congratulations, Brian! Nice get! Tim
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    10-31-2017
    Gerry, could you remind us of what the hard deadline is for this auction? Is it 9:00 pm today? And is that Pacific time or eastern time or what? I'll raise the bid to $425.00. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    10-28-2017
    Any idea what happened with what I assume was a team of rope splicers in Indianapolis? I forget how I found this out, and I don't remember the forum member who revealed it ever saying how it was that he found out about it. Perhaps it was you? At any rate, I find it a bit misleading to the customer to allow the customer to believe that your company is doing a certain piece of work, and to then ship it off to another company for completion, possibly without ever letting the customer know that this is going on. Taken to its logical extreme, they could shut the Indianapolis location down entirely, lay off all of the staff, fulfill all of the orders through SherrillTree, and just keep the TreeStuff internet website up and running to take orders. Sherrill should leave TreeStuff completely alone, with the exception of the necessary book keeping. IMHO Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    10-28-2017
    Robert, thanks for the thoughtful response. On smaller trees, with fairly small crowns, which I don't often climb, I don't bother to use two separate systems. Mostly it is on trees that are pretty tall and that have some amount of canopy spread. On a straight up and down stem, a second system might not have a point, unless there is a nearby tree in which to place it. I could see doing that if I thought a stem was really quite sketchy. I've never tried using a breakaway lanyard, but that would be the situation in which I'd want to come up with one. As you say, you have to look at each situation with fresh eyes and figure out what kind of a setup will allow you to work comfortably and safely. For myself, I tend to climb fairly healthy trees with broad spreading canopies, oak trees for the most part, so I find two systems to be very helpful. Every circumstance is different, however, and each climber has to figure out what works for them. Thanks so much, again, for your thoughtful response. I look forward to reading more about how your new enterprise develops. Especially with regard to the steps you take in trying to build a business. Exciting stuff. :thumbup: Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    10-27-2017
    Yeah, Butch, two complete systems might be a hard sell to a production climber. Although I thought I remember reading that Kevin Bingham had the discipline and tenacity to try to use it exclusively for at least a good while, in order to give it a fair shot and see how it affected the way that he works. He might still climb using two systems, for all I know. I think Kevin liked the impact it had on how he works, at least at that time. Having said all of that, the member who started this thread (Robert) is fairly new to climbing, by his own admission, and I think he is under little pressure from outside to perform at any certain speed. His objective seems to me to be that of safely accomplishing a task that he sets for himself. So he has the freedom to take as much time as he needs to to get his systems set up in a way that makes him feel comfortable and safe. At least that is my interpretation of things. I think that if Robert has the necessary equipment to run two systems, and he has the time, he should give it a try and see what he thinks of it. I've had instances in my own climbing where having the ability with a second system to move just six inches in another direction made my life a whole lot easier. The particular circumstance I'm thinking of is one in which your climbing system gets jambed up hard against a big branch or leader that you need to be able to climb beyond. The rope is falling back over the branch on its way up to the suspension point, and the fact that all of your body weight is crushing it against the leader makes it pretty tough to move the system past the branch. With a second system, I can just pull myself half a foot back away from the leader and keep on progressing easily. Since I think Robert is probably working by himself, and teaching himself, he can likely make his own work conditions, and operate however he sees fit. Tim
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