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    Have you any need for Kickstarter, or another crowd funding.


    Someone posting on treebuzz got 150k for a grappling hook, not nearly as cool as the Akimbo, by a longshot.
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    holy crumbs! i saw that grapple, it looked cool. i had no idea they raised that much. it is something im going to have to look into for sure.
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    I'm not dismissing that. I didn't really look at it. It didn't seem tree oriented, so I skipped. Just checked it out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ok/description

    $150,xxx pledged toward the $3,200 goal!!!
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    Absolutely, inventive tree people need to be learning about and using Kickstarter type programs. I think there are at least several others.

    Results may be different because of a much smaller user base but hey, even a few thousand $ could take strain off the personal finances and spread risk a bit to those who stand to benifit anyway. That can be a part of the reward for endless hours of thinking and refining etc..

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    Could also offer the opportunity for supportive types to "pre buy" units off the forum. If you end up going onto a full KS type program those people could be switched into that.

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    so.. they've been trying to deliver my bolts to the wrong address all week . but, the extra time has led me astray and i redesigned the bottom bollard. i never could make a roller work on the bottom, but i finally got it. by adding a pin to the top assembly it pushes the rope off the top roller and grabs harder. hopefully that means it will work on a wider range of rope sizes.Click image for larger version. 

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    "Trying is the first step to failure" Homer Simpson
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    Now with a bottom roller you really have my attention!!!
    "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson

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    Many of us are paying attention . Keep up the good stuff you're doing, Jaime.
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