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    Looks like it could stand to have a breakaway lanyard for hanging on your saddle for using in hand,

    and a strong connection point to hang from the tree, or hitch to a stationary rope (allowing it to be able to slide up to adjust, sorta the way a footlocking prussic slide up). super light duty rated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flushcut View Post
    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?
    ... Agree

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    Come on Stigster!

    You've never had to be real judicious about how you grip a 2-3 inch branch you're about to cut n chuck on to the DZ?

    Grip it like an overhead stabbing knife, or longitudinally like a golf club?

    One works well in certain overhead scenarios, the other if you're bent over reaching down.

    This device'll take the beating and orient itself vertically regardless.

    Let's say there's only one 3 inch branch on a fair sized removal/trim that has to be caught and thrown into the DZ?

    I take a speedline loop and cinch it to that branch, grip it lefthanded then cut it with my handsaw righthanded, the loop takes all the twisting and turning forces of the branch swinging n orienting itself vertically. Then I just let go of the whole mess as I swing it over the DZ, and collect the loop later, or have a groundie tie it to the tail of my climbline.

    Simple stuff Stig, and I know you know what I'm talkin bout.

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    Ok, I think I got it now.
    Wouldn't exactly call it simple, though.

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    Another advantage of using a ARP is that it moves the catch hand bouta foot away from the cutting action, be it handsaw or trimsaw.

    Jomo

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    Loop runner and biner... fixed
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Orrrr.....two loop runners, one girthed to the piece, the other behind the cut, and hooked together. Make the cut, the runners absorb ALL the load, put saw away, unhook, and chunk (or zip) the piece and let the groundie deal with the runner attached to it.
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    Nah!

    I wanna be able to shoot 50 branches in a row before reloading!

    Do you Clantons unnerstand....

    Jomo

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    I just grab the limb and toss.

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    Winter is coming.

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