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    Default Pistol Grip Wrist Saving Arborist Tool

    Wrist power's crucial to climbing arborists n bucketboys alike, and decades spent going at it full bore commercially can take it's toll IME.

    It was only after three decades that I began using a speedline strap n biner on awkward wrist twisting branches I intended to cut n chuck, letting the nylon take the beating, not the tendons n cartilages in my wrist.

    Which led to the idea of pistol grip device, with a ratcheting spool of nylon cord rated at 200 lb test, with a bladed trigger assembly that cuts only the knotted end of the cord off, releasing the load over the DZ, once the trigger's cocked n pulled.

    Actually dual triggers'd be better for situations where taking a wrap or two's necessary, and cutting both ends of the cord in unison's a must for a clean release.

    Does that make any sense to any of you old foggy climbers?

    Yet another 07 project to tinker with...

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    Wrist-saving gear and methods would be gold.
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    ARP!

    Arborist Rigging Pistol

    Four hundred feet of two hundred lb test cord's only thirty bucks.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1000ft-200lb...3D172112554027

    Ratcheting spool slim enough to hold fifty feet.

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    Sounds like cutting and chucking is the real problem. If I am reading you correctly you are making a micro rigging system so why not just rig it out big the normal way?

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    Yeah, cut n chuck's an evil thing, blah blah blah, but so's arthritis.

    I slapped a homemade wrist saver together a few years ago, that worked well, but only in my righthand. Thumb activated release.

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    That looks like fun to use!

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    If I'm honest I don't understand it. Show a video or a diagram or something please.
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    Looks like one side of the rope is fixed/ terminated, with a positioner (vice grip) like Ddrt. The vice-grip clamp is a quick release, active by thumb.

    Interesting!

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    Just for you Mick ole pal.
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    That might do it for Mick, but it sure didn't make me understand it any better????????

    What are we looking at and how is it supposed to function?
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