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    4 Weeks Ago
    Viva the Wayne! I can't kill mine.
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    12-16-2017
    These days its usually just me and one other man. The guy that I work with 95% of the time is my good buddy Markus. He covers all the ground duties and is a true artist at his job. He has been my very good friend since we were little kids, and we have killed a lot of trees together. Not a lot of talk goes on between us (other than shit talking) when we are working as he seems to read my mind and always be one step ahead of me! I am truly blessed to work with him and a I loathe the days I have to work with someone else.
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    12-16-2017
    Fuck being a role model. Be Reg C. Tree-work when done really well is like good art or music, and you my friend are at that level! I have had the pleasure of working with a handful of truly great tree-men in my life and they all did things very differently. Right or wrong way my arssss.
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    12-16-2017
    Do a search for face-pulls and band pulls-aparts. 2 prehab exercises that saved my shoulder.
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    12-15-2017
    z Yea, I am just so comfortable with some spurs and a flip-line that the only thing I feel would make things easier and quicker for me is a shiny new wraptor. I have used a wraptor about a dozen times and it is an amazing tool. I am not quite ready to spend the $ yet and I think I can handle a few more years of doing it the hard way.
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    12-15-2017
    First It allows me to haul ass to the first limb, drop my flip-line and free climb through the limbs while getting belayed right to the top if I need to. It also allows me to be much more aggressive when I am spurring up because I know I am not gonna eat some bark if I gaff out. This setup really reduces both physical and mental stress for me!
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    12-15-2017
    Great work Reg! I love the eco-system up in the tops of big old Firs. A world all its own.
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    12-15-2017
    It was my 1st day on the SpiderJack but i loved it. I preset my line whenever I can using a APTA. Sometimes I will go out on a Sunday afternoon and set a few lines for upcoming trees and just leave throw lines in them until we do the job.
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    12-15-2017
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QrOOsRqAs8w" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    12-14-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Don?t be all coy bro. What is this special thing you speak of?
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    12-14-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    The MB back pad looks to be styled after the TreeMo so it feels best ridden down below the top of the hipbones, which I personally love. It is a heavier, more solid felling saddle with maybe a little more support? The MB gear attachment points seem to be like an old west coast setup with a ring for your chainsaw and a clip for your handsaw both on your right side. That is what I am use to, so that?s how I run it. I could see some not really digging it though. One of the virtues the TreeMo is the freedom to set it up to your liking. When I am wearing my TreeMo light I often forget I am even wearing a saddle. The MB definitely won't do that. They are both such fantastic saddles that a coin toss would probably be the easiest way to chose between the two.
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    12-14-2017
    I have an old FMC/Wayne chuck and duck chipper we use for brush cleanup. 99% of the time we blow the chips in the woods or into a backstop so the clients can use the chips. I always take to logs if they are of any value.
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    12-14-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    I guess I am just a dumb old knuckle dragging double roper because SRT never felt right to me when I tried it. With the Spiderjack 3 I felt like I was cheating . The slack fell through it like water and descending was so fast and smooth. Freakin loved it!
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    12-13-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Thanks, I really appreciate that. That was my first time running a Spiderjack 3 and it seems like the perfect tool for the kind of work I do. Absolutely loved it! I am gonna try a Zigzag tomorrow and see which one I like better. My hitch climber days might just be coming to an end?
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    12-13-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Thanks. Figured I would make a short vid of the Beaver in action. I’m gonna try and edited a whole job vid by this weekend.
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    12-13-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    Not sure which tool you're asking about, but I am running a Spiderjack 3 on my climbing line and the larger rock exotica rope grab on my flipline. Both are fantastic tools!
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    12-13-2017
    rico11764 replied to a thread Monkey Beaver Saddle in Gear Forum
    A quick shout for the Monkey Beaver. I love this thing!! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCyeCYLe0-g" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    12-10-2017
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C108hFW10xg" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    12-09-2017
    Someone recently gifted me a pair of Forester Arborist Chainsaw Pants and they are super comfy and baggy just the way I like. Now I won't ever have to feel the pain of burying a chainsaw in my leg ever again, and they are kind of padded in the shin area and give an added layer of comfort in spurs. I freakin love em'!
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    12-09-2017
    No ear protection for me and my hearing is still good. Other than my shiny new chainsaw climbing pants I don't do PPE. The only time I ever got really hurt was a very long time ago (38 yrs ago) when I was wearing a helmet, ear protection, eye protection, chaps, ect. I was so isolated from my work environment I couldn't hear another mans tree coming to get me. All that PPE got me was a broken collar-bone, a dislocated shoulder, and a broken forearm. Since then I have gone commando and have remained relatively injury free! Not for everyone I know, but its worked for me.
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SPURRED UP MY FIRST TREE AT 13. DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AT 15, AND HEADED FOR A LOGGING CAMP IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA. IT'S BEEN NOTHIN' BUT FUN SINCE!! I CANT' BELIEVE I GET PAYED TO DO THIS SHIT. TRULY BLESSED!!
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CLIMBING, LOGGING, MILLING, OLD TRUCKS, GROWING FOOD, AND MUSIC

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