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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    We went for a local hike, 10 minutes from my GF's house. Y'all should come check out Olympia some time. Just regular trees along the trail Hecka big burl
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    That was a rock climbing mantra, Jerry. 15-20' falls are not uncommon in rock climbing (highly dynamic rope). 100' falls in extreme climbing can happen without issue, if "clean" (step to overhanging). Longest rope jump is around 1200'. The take-away is that when situational awareness, proper technique, and proper gear are used together, you're protected, not bulletproof, but things should work out okay.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread Trust in Climbing Forum
    In rock climbing a long time ago, a solid climber told me his mantra is "Climbing is fun. My gear is good. Falling is Safe." If anything doesn't match up to those three things, change something. Developing a similar mantra might build your confidence. And setting up a big swing and going to town. Congrats on the break through.
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    2 Days Ago
    Hourly rate, for sure. Your original post hinted a flat rate.
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    4 Days Ago
    Now you'll be able to get out of that terrible weather!
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    4 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    I suspect that sit-stand gives more of a sawing effect of the rope on the redirection crotch than rope-walking. More bounce. I'm excited for the Akimbo to come to market. Meanwhile, the tried and true HH keeps on tickin'.
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    4 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Gangsta!
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    4 Days Ago
    Congratulations, Nick! Perfect location, next to the dump that you're already using daily. Lots of room. You'll save money from efficiency, even if you pay money in rent.
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    5 Days Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    With a Rope Walker, sit-back isn't a concern. With a potential for a TIP to break, toothed ascenders above a hitch, or in place of a hitch could cause rope damage.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    You should be criss-crossing the trailer chains. If the coupler disconnects, the tongue should land on the X formed by the chains. Legal requirement, if I'm not mistaken.
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    1 Week Ago
    As a newbie sawyer, I was cutting invasive salt-cedar/ tamarisk, dropping it wherever. The tree had a definite lean over a little creek. Somehow I got my bar partway through the hinge, from a bad cutting position. When the tree tipped, it levered the bar down over the edge of the stump, powerhead and me up, wanting to pull us both into the creek, but just barely help up. That was the one creek running through Mesquite, NV, in the Mohave desert,as best I recall... the only water of any size in the area, 99.99% dry land. Now I am just under a creek, time to time, it seems.
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    1 Week Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    Fell a tree, the hinge breaks, all the hinge fibers stick up like whiskers. After felling, you usually clean off the 'whiskers' from the stump, back-chaining, if you don't want them flung at you. One-Eye Guy was no of a squinter than a glasses guy. Grew up in logging camps. PPE is for sissies, right?
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    1 Week Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    It's good to wear them all day. Filing outdoors, where wind is a factor, definitely wear 'em. Luckily, being ferrous metal, I hear they have some magic magnet to pull metal out of your eye. One-eye Guy lost his eye to an infection from getting a hinge whisker in it.
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    1 Week Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Getting over being sick. Going back to field work tomorrow. The deluge has passed. Odds and ends. Good to be organized, in a clean shop and yard, with maintained equipment. Need to tighten some grinder belts, replace two tire, and see if I might need a new carb in the chip truck sometime. Picking up the kid from school in a bit. Do some Valentine stuff with her. ��
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    1 Week Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Worth covering in the description, IMO. Win-win-win. You, NT, and climbers.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Is it hard to overlap sizes, from a design perspective?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Did you "fall off" the treadmill routine, Butch? You've mentioned a few times about extra pounds.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread More crazy Russian video in MBTV
    One more tool in the tool bag, Levi. THANKS!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread More crazy Russian video in MBTV
    Call me lazy, but I sit around at work as much as possible. So much easier on the body. Standing in spurs all the time is for spar-work. With an overhead climb-line, I sit if I'm not moving, primarily working on conifers, but also in hardwoods. When I was a new climber I stood in my spurs all the time, advancing my climb-line below my work-positioning lanyard. I think my knees and hips thank me for it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    I always thought sizes like that should overlap, definitely not skip and inch. 28-34", 32-40". I don't fluctuate weight at all. Bulky clothes vs. a t-shirt changes by inches. I'm always in the middle. Seems like I have to go online to find 30-32 underwear. I'm not 28-30 or 32-34"(now-a-days considered medium).
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    2 Weeks Ago
    yep. I have suggested to employees to get their girlfriends/ wives, as well as my girlfriend, to come to work for a day. Not to work at work, just come and sit, read a book, knit, etc. See what a real day's work is like. They don't even need to be sitting in the sun on a sunny job. I think that my GF would have a much better understanding and quit saying, "can't you 'just' stop working and text me a number of times during the day to tell me you're thinking about me. I tell her I'm not thinking about her all day. I'm thinking about working so I can come home, and send everyone home to their people, alive, with all fingers and toes.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread More crazy Russian video in MBTV
    A climbing rope, and a work-positioning lanyard work together for better stability, as well as safety of a rope/ Tie-in point failure, from whatever cause.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    SeanKroll replied to a thread Finally got a loader in Gear Forum
    I can see that articulating can over-power the need for power rotation. Carl made a video of hardwood clearing where he was able to use a power-rotator with an articulated machine. Looked really good. You do lose height and weight-capacity.
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