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    4 Days Ago
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Originally Posted by squisher "I appreciate the response Daniel. Am curious still why you nipped the sapwood. What where your thoughts/reasons for doing it?" "Like". I'm all for it. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Lookin' good, Burnham. Still lean and mean looking. How was the air temperature on the day? It looks like almost ideal climbing conditions. Beautiful tree, beautiful yard. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    04-30-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Hey, Bodean! You may be teaching me something here! Are you saying that when you want to descend using the Rope Wrench with hitch cord, that you just pull down on the top of the Rope Wrench? If so, is the Rope Wrench then coming into contact with your hitch cord? I guess I thought the whole idea of the Rope Wrench was to share friction with the hitch, and that if you fully collapsed the Rope Wrench, it would no longer be sharing friction, and therefore the hitch would bind up on you. I'd be interested in hearing the details of how you implement this technique, so that I can understand how it works. Gloves wanting to get caught in the hitch cord is a problem I sometimes have, also. The bigger deal for me, though, is if your technique somehow keeps your hitch cord from ever binding up on you on descent. I know moss started a thread on this issue a while back either on this forum or on the buzz, but I thought I'd ask for your two cents. I haven't been climbing in quite some time due to a heavy work schedule at my normal job, but any tips are appreciated, for the next time I get the chance. Thanks in advance for any answers you choose to give. Tim Edit: I just realized I'm posting a question about the Wrench in a thread dedicated to the Akimbo. Apologies for the derail; (but I'd still like an answer to my query, so just how sorry can I really be? lol)
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    04-27-2017
    Hey, folks! Sorry I didn't learn about this sooner; only about one more day to take advantage. It's a flash sale of 20% off on select items until 4/28/2017. Use coupon code FLASHME. Here's a link to the web page. http://www.treestuff.com/news.asp?news_id=2222 This should bring the price of the green Rope Runner down to $280.00, if I'm doing the math right. Hopefully it helps out at least one person. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    04-21-2017
    Hey, Butch! Let's not get too crazy, here. That's pizza you're talking about, after all. Tim
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    01-25-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Maleware Alert? in Announcements!!!
    Evan, you hit one out of the park with this post! Nice job on the research. Also on figuring out how to do a screen capture and then managing to figure out how to include it (or them) in your post. Nice work all around. Bravo! Tim
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    01-15-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, Jaime needs a clone of himself or two to handle all the irons he has in the fire.
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    01-01-2017
    Thanks for bumping this thread, Burnham. It is an interesting read. I appreciate the rundown on the self-belay system, if I'm using the correct terminology. I used to get a bit of flak over the purchase of my first ever climbing rope, in that I'd purchased a dynamic rope rather than a more traditional arborist's rope. I just did this out of ignorance, and just from reading the rope specs and thinking that having the rope itself absorbing a lot of the shock from a potential fall would be a good thing. So now I don't feel quite so dumb, knowing the forest service has a bit of use for the stuff. I'm still such a new and infrequent climber that that original dynamic rope is still in good condition and still in service. I never had a problem with it at all for tree work; I just had to load it up with my weight before starting longer ascents, which took most of the bounce out of the experience. Mamut rope, it is. Beautiful stuff, rated for more than 10 falls before needing to be retired. To me, it always meant that the rope would be less likely to cause a breakout of a support point. Thanks again for reviving this thread. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    12-26-2016
    Jerry, does that mean that you still have copies of the book available for sale, or are these just orders that you are unable to fullfill because there are no copies left anymore? Thanks in advance for any answer you choose to provide, and for your patience with me in asking the question. Tim
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    12-24-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Maybe I'm too late to the party. When I click on the video, it says "This video is private."
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    12-17-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    August Hunicke said: "I'm just not really a rule-making, entitlement-thinking, socialistic, poorly-skilled, whining, jealous pussy." To which I say: "Hey, I don't whine."
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    11-26-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Knee Ascender in Gear Forum
    Did I just read that correctly? 1&1/2 minutes, as in approximately 90 seconds? LOL, I really, really need to start doing roadwork when next I get a chance to do so. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer, Page. Much appreciated, and it gives me a nice goal to shoot for. Tim
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    11-26-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Knee Ascender in Gear Forum
    Hey, Page! You being the young, strong stud that you are, I'm wondering how long it took you to climb 80 feet straight up the rope? Also wondering which version of the HAAS you own? Is it the newest one, I think they call the Velox? Also, did you try to go really light with the gear you were hauling up with you, in order to improve speed and mobility? I still consider myself to be a new guy to all of this because of the infrequency with which I climb, and I generally work alone, so I tend to drag too much stuff along with me. So I'm weighted down too much, in addition to being really old and considerably out of shape, generally speaking. So I'm wondering what a really in shape, younger guy who's loaded down minimally could do with the setup. Also, in case someone out there is unaware of the meaning of the word "HAAS", it is an acronym for the phrase "Haul Ass Ascent System". Thanks in advance for any answers you choose to provide. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    11-25-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Dying Fir in MBTV
    Another great video, Reg. Thanks for shooting it and sharing it. I take it you've figured out a way to securely attach a short "selfie" stick to the top of the helmet, which provides that nice whole-body view of you as you flip line up during the initial ascent. Another great angle of view you've found, there. Thanks again. Tim
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    11-17-2016
    Hi, Paul: When it comes to tree work, ladders often = horror show. I've found some pretty useful tips on how to use them safely HERE. Daniel may weigh in himself... Please be careful!
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    11-17-2016
    Been a little nutso at work, but I wanted to circle back and get some stump pictures put up. This is what was revealed when the Deader Than Dead Maple went over: As you can see, the "hinge" (such as it is) had to run through the knot of the smallest stem. I was glad I had a pull line on the spar; lord knows how that would have behaved if it hadn't been "convinced" to fall to the lay I wanted...? I'll link to video later than may or may not add anything. On one level, I feel bad that I took down some primo habitat, on the other I'm very happy to have this giant hazard on the ground! I'll be bucking it up this weekend, provided I can get a replacement bar nut for the one I lost. :|:
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    11-10-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread 120' becoming too short in Gear Forum
    Great post Timߑ͛/QUOTE] Thanks, Sgriff, much appreciated. Tim
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    11-08-2016
    Thanks, guys. I so appreciate all the wisdom in your responses. Thinking 200' and a BIG bag now! :lol:
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    11-08-2016
    Tim_B. replied to a thread 120' becoming too short in Gear Forum
    I just wanted to reiterate what Levi said here in his first statement, about using just the amount of rope you need in SRT. This is a huge hint. You can base tie using an alpine butterfly or some other midline knot, putting only the amount of rope you really need into the tree, and the rest stays in the rope bag at the bottom of the tree. In this way, the longer rope gives you the option to climb any size tree, all with one rope, and no need to wrangle with any more of it than is absolutely necessary. Just be sure to tie a stopper knot about 10 feet from the end of the rope, just in case all of your SRT redirects eat up more rope than you expected them to. You do not want to run the risk of lowering yourself right off of the end of your climbing line. Leaving the stopper knot 10 feet from the end of the rope will allow you to get a foot ascender on at the bottom in order to come back up and figure out what to do next. If the stopper knot is too close to the end of the rope, you are left with only arm strength to pull yourself back up, possibly combined with some kind of a mechanical advantage setup. To sum up, if you are a guy like me who can't afford to throw money away like a drunken sailor on tree gear, I would opt for the "buy once, buy long" option. No offense intended towards drunken sailors. Tim
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    11-07-2016
    I hear the advocates for 200', but I think I may be leaning towards 150'... Having fifty feet LESS to wrestle with sounds pretty good. Or to put it another way, fighting with 50 extra feet ALL the time when you need it VERY rarely sounds like a bum pain...
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    11-07-2016
    Just to close the loop for posterity's sake, this thread evolved HERE for advice on binders. Successful conclusion to the saga--with, thankfully, zero damage to people or property--is HERE.
    96 replies | 3559 view(s)
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