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    6 Hours Ago
    Easy to practice on a small spar, where you can exit the stump area.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Meanwhile in Russia in MBTV
    Keep people out of the work area that aren't involved in the work, workers and homeowners. When your ground worker was done winching up the load, he could have been much safer getting out in the open area near the camera.
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    7 Hours Ago
    Usually, most cuts will work fine on most rigging, on most trees. Academically, there are going to be differences, and Best Practices. Rotten trees, and big weights, etc... stacking odds in your favor adds up. Personally, I typically just pop in a humboldt, and call it good. When you're getting into dicey trees, keeping some energy-dampening limbs on the tree, rather than stripping the whole trunk on the way up to the topping cut, can be helpful. If you're on a slow-to-taper, forest p-pole, some limbs definitely are noticeable.
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    8 Hours Ago
    If you were to be chunking down a spar(vertical or lean toward the lay), and can snap-cut the piece effectively (I'm envisioning a 2' diameter log chunk, 3-4' tall), tied to the side, you can snap-cut it, and wiggle it to the point where its balancing on the far edge of the spar, and tip it over. Snap cuts are really easy, fast, and effective. Fighting hinges with a pull rope is over-rated. If you cut a sniped-snapcut/ stepcut, AKA Gord's "magic cut" (say 2/3rd depth on a horizontal, then cut a humboldt snipe (full width dutchman/ bypass-cut to be politically correct), with a low back-cut release), then logs release themselves due to gravity/ undercutting the COG, without fighting a hinge, needing a pull rope, etc, while retaining the ability to aim it where you need it with the snipe. This is so much easier if you might be chunking down a bunch of spars at the same time right together (a grove of dog-hair conifers or co-dom, perhaps). You might be reaching a long way from the spar you're standing on, to another spar being cut. Nailing a facecut and hinge is important, because if you get part of the hinge you expect, it might swing the piece. With the Magic Cut, you know before the release cut that any hinge had been cut. I've used this on a 5'+ cottonwood spar, from hooks, no overhead support. Waaay easier to Magic-cut double-cut with the MS660/ 36" bar, than trying to fight a facecut and proper hinge (which, of course, has a critically important place). I probably bored the 'face-cut'/ sniped section in half. Since the hinge is cut through, and I used a humboldt, the 1/2 wedge was pretty ready to wiggle out, downhill and fall out.
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    9 Hours Ago
    Bird-beak, open face cut is supposed to be safer. Situationally dependent. Aerial face-cuts get overused a lot when roping. Face cuts give directional control. If you don't need directional control, its not needed, frequently.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    This is true. Though, if you help them through it, it can build a good relationship. I responded to a guy's tree on house, recently. He was in Hawaii for another two weeks. Started talking about flying home. I told him to relax and enjoy Hawaii. We'd have it off the next day, and re-tarped, the roofers could get in by noon the next day if available. I told him its a 'fender bender' of trees on houses, the insurance will be fine, we will be fine, we'll keep the water damage out, the roofing contractor will handle it. EZPZ. He just called me last night to schedule an eval/ more work. You can be a hero. Sometimes, that branch you keep from splitting onto the house, and becoming a huge deal (and more profitable if it would become insurance work) will earn you the best advertising from a grateful customer. During major storms, where lots of people need you all at the same time...sucks, but profitable.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    What is the consequence to the owner of the gun if another person uses it? If people were to go to prison for their gun being unsecured, and people dying as a result of someone else's actions, things might be different. Would it be different thanif I were licensed to own C4 and left it where someone could use it? Both are explosives used with a sort of a projectile. Does the owner have any responsibility to prevent the guns' use? People will ALWAYS make bad choices. Doesn't bring back dead and traumatized people.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Parking lot piles were are only vertical relief in Chicago. Were fun as kids. They make giant snow-melters that are fed with a front-loader.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bX7g6BjmTVk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> Cheaper than trucking out of cities' downtown areas.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Just trying to figure out how much is too much on snaps, not making any statements? I wonder if rope bend at the knot, on the little bend radius of a snap is the limiting factor, or the snap itself. The guy who's climbed for me a few times rigs with a snap, sometimes. He is not aware of good gear methods, such as pulling over a spar with a machine with a his climbing-line, and someone else doing the pulling. I generally try to isolate the snap or biner with a half-hitch or make a munter hitch out of the rope, clipping the working end back to the line, almost a clove hitch.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Reasonably similar to a Euc, from a climbing/ rigging standpoint.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    How heavy do go when you use a snap-hook choking the rope?
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    1 Day Ago
    I saw the ad bumped on TB. Seems to be current.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I pruned a topped magnolia to start the day. Then pollarded a catalpa, originally just topped, but then maintained by the old guy year after year with a ladder and some free climbing, until last year. Oh, then pruned some off a large topped cherry. Yesterday, pruned two, repeatedly rounded-over maples, and two hard topped flowering plums. Love cleaning up after people's low-quality work. :lol::|:
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Echo 355T in Chainsaws!
    I run with a climbing system that always reaches the ground when cutting. IF I didn't want to use a climbing line, I'd use two fliplines. Until you're on a sizeable tree, two fliplines are almost as easy as one. Gives a bigger grip, too.
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    2 Days Ago
    The most vigorous branches in a forest are at the top, where the sun reaches.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Echo 355T in Chainsaws!
    Stubs are dangerous and should be cut flush. One flipline is great as long as nothing goes wrong. If something goes wrong, one flipline isn't great.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    That's un-American. There is not nudity in them. Oh, and of course, that makes LOOOOTS of sense. Also, Hollywood gun/ other falsified violence. If you look at movie covers, a huge number of them have a pointed gun on them, if not many. Fight scenes make things so unrealistic. People have no idea. My friend though that if he shot a duck with a .22, it would be dead. Actually, it was shot, and far from dead. Things don't die because you shot them, they die from major organ injury or blood loss. In movies, you can shoot a guy 5 times, and he's still coming at you OR people who are shot just lay there dead most times, no wailing, screaming, grunting, crying. People get a warped sense of reality.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Echo 355T in Chainsaws!
    If your groundie shakes the line, it causes the load to come down slower.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Its fucking scary. Two bullets shot at a school within 5 miles of me, as the crow flies. Within the last 2 years. Two more near me that were not robberies, At college/universities.
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