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    Fear cost me a job with a company today

    Part of it is fear and part of it wasn’t wanting to put my life at risk. I love this job, but I also want to go home at the end of the day. There was a nearby pine I could’ve tied into. I definitely could’ve done the tree I think I defeated myself before I started because I got psyched out by...
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    Fear cost me a job with a company today

    I got scared. Again. Some of you may remember me mentioning this fear issue before. Some might look at it as inexperience but I don’t doubt my ability. On the contrary I’m very confident in my ability. I hardly ever get nervous when rigging stuff over houses, lines, other obstacles. That...
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    New climbing rope

    Time to upgrade to a new rope I think regardless of which one I get. Nothing against poison ivy just wondering if anyone has used anything else similar that they liked. How long do you guys usually use your climbing lines before getting a new one?
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    New climbing rope

    Looking to try a new climbing rope. My current climbing rope is Yale’s Poison Ivy. I really like it. Any suggestions on something that is similar but also different? I want the same strand.
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    Work Photos

    I’ve tried but can’t fit the lanyard through. Maybe I’ll play around with it more. I love my Echo. I’ve cut big wood wood with that saw as you can see in the pics and it works well if you treat it right. I get the professional chains from TreeStuff with no anti kickback features. Cuts great for...
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    Work Photos

    If you're talking about the saw lanyards, the reason for that is because my little Echo never came with the little ring that Stihl's come with to attach the chainsaw lanyard too. I had a swivel hook in there but lost it, so that's why I've put a loop runner through as the attaching point for my...
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    Work Photos

    One of my customers is a photographer and took some photos while I was taking out some trees on her property.
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    Getting comfortable in bigger trees?

    Gotta just keep pushing outside the comfort zone while staying safe too obviously. Only way to become a better climber. I've kept myself in my comfort zone too much I think.
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    Getting comfortable in bigger trees?

    So today I had one of those wtf moments. Real easy job. Dead spar that was standing that needed to come down. Real rotted on the outside. Figured the whole thing was about to go by the looks of it. Nice solid oak to tie in right behind it so not too worried. Climb up and make my notch, start my...
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    Getting comfortable in bigger trees?

    Good points. I didn’t know you rock climbed.
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    YXGood Climbing Harness $60: is this crap?

    I’m looking at upgrading to a Petzl Sequoia eventually. Haven’t simply because this harness has held up.
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    Getting comfortable in bigger trees?

    Still in a similar boat. For me rigging a big piece over a house isn’t the issue, or worried about damage. I trust my rigging ability. I guess when I’m in a bigger tree I don’t feel I move around it like I do a smaller one. I hesitate, I’m nervous. On smaller trees I’ll jump from limb to limb...
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    YXGood Climbing Harness $60: is this crap?

    I bought this harness when I was looking for my first tree working harness. One with the tool saddle loops, etc. And more back support. I couldn't afford one that was few hundred dollars. From my experience this is a great harness. Holds up just as good as the more expensive ones. I've been...
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    Poison Oak, Ivy, & Sumac Covered Trees

    That was a great video. And excellent point to about not getting poison ivy because you came in contact with it but because you didn’t get it off. Good way to think about it.
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    Poison Oak, Ivy, & Sumac Covered Trees

    Found out from the customer that the poison oak that was ripped off the tree was about two years ago and it was only on some lower branches so not worried about that. That ones a trim job
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