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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Not really Reg. The gap at the codoms was terribly tight towards the end. I made the cut towards the middle instead of boring it. No pinch on the saw that way. He would lift and they would float away towards the road. Load never passed over me.
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    19 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Good eye Sean. That is a little tether that I bought about 9 years ago for lanyard adjuster cams to help them swivel. I don't think they make them anymore. I figured it would work as a clip in point for my chest biner in a rope walking setup. It has an eye on either end, loads in the middle, works real nice...
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    19 Hours Ago
    Nice truck Reg! Won't pull fast, but she'll pull. Here some picts from caning the remainder of the stem. Better Stig? Out camping with the scouts this weekend. Just came down to the beach from Fremont Peak. No Internet up there.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Oh, on the ring, not on the HH, I get it. Smooth?
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    No I haven't, did you have to bend the side plates of the fixe? Mine doesn't fit on there.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I don't see how the termination changes the construction or classification of the knot. To me it is a 4, 5, or 6 wrap, 1 braid VT, 'tis all.
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I would count where the 2 legs cross in front as a single braid. The way I tie my Valdotain (what I refer to as a French Prusik) the legs do not cross at all. It's tough to explain without pictures. Not looking for an argument, just clarification...
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I see, I didn't know the back story. I guess I would just call the HH knot a 6-1 VT, agreed?
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    I'll be ok Stig. It wasn't from a yard sale, I had a buddy who wanted to get rid of it and try something else, I told him to just have both but he was strapped for cash, plus I had been wanting to try one out for years, so I pulled the trigger. So glad I did, this thing is amazing. I actually have a really big audience online, I want to get the word out. Paul, you've turned me into a raving fan!
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    "But you still went the cheap way and bought a used one. Couldn't handle the thought of Paul making a profit from his invention, I guess." Wow, really? I had just been thinking of all the ways I could help spread the word, and sell tons of these for Paul.
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    Thanks Dave. The main reason that I didn't get one years ago was because I assumed that it would put my hitch much further away from me. There are times with a floating bridge saddle that I can barely reach my hitch when I am turned hard away from the rope, so I assumed that having something between my bridge ring and hitch would just make it worse. I thought that you just used the same hitch and cord with the HH as you did in DdRT. I didn't realize was that there was a specifically recommended knot that would alleviate the problem. I really wish I would have found out about this sooner, this thing kicks ass... Also, I have always used the name French Prusik for a minimum 7-wrap hitch with no wraps. This is my standard way of attaching a fiddle block to a pull line, for instance. What do you guys call this HH knot?
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    That's ok, I found it. http://rope-tek.com/hitch-hiker/instructions/ This thing is currently blowing my mind.... Hitch hiker, where have you been all my life....
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    TreeMuggs replied to a thread HH 2 in Gear Forum
    My HH2 came in yesterday. I've been meaning to get one for quite a while. This may be the best piece of kit I have ever seen! I got mine used, so I'm just wondering if there is a website that has the manual or any written documentation available. Thanks.
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    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo da Vinci
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    My HH2 came today! Super stoked to try it out!
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    Damn Pete, that is seriously ugly. I had to use the basket on the crane today after two picks and some binding of the trunk and a branch union. Nasty bugger. Don't know if Mike got and pics. Nail on the head Stig. Hate these dead buggers. Some fodder from yesterday after rigging some logs off so the crane handled the last 4 picks over an electric box and a drop off. Used the crane to load them onto and into trailers and went to the next nasty. Levi in the pics for reference.
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    I use it mostly from the ground. But occasionally from the bucket. It's good for the bushier trees where the brush can just fall. I also use it and a throwline to do some rigging that's just out of reach. You'd be surprised how much roof clearance you can do just by being on the roof with a pp and good throwline skills.
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    Top it they asked? No says I. Probably already dead from beetle attack and topping not only bad for the tree, but the turpine Released from topping will probably draw the beetles in to finish the job. So today, we start dismantle after someone else topped it. All stripped and chipped today. Upper topping at 100 feet. Tomorrow, negative blocking and gin pole now that the codoms are stropped in two places. Crane on Friday for the larger wood before we go crane out a nasty cracked and dead oak.
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    3 Days Ago
    Condolences Mario. May there be peace.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    Bid the job by the tree adding them all up. Remember that clean up and wood removal can be 1/3 to 1/2 of the entire bid. http://masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?19429-45-Trees-3-climbers-3-weeks-of-residential-logging
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    2- I'm getting inquiries from people wanting to climb the redwoods. I think you saw a thread from a trip where i took some people up...but these are up in the state parks where, as you know, climbing is prohibited, Any suggestions for some private land where the owner would let me earn money on their property? I'd be glad to pay, of course...

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