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    Portland Paradox Walnut Update (major bummer alert)

    Any update on this? Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Arbortec Breatheflex Chainsaw Pants

    I ended up getting a quick response from Sherrill, who then sent the question on the Arbortec. It sounds like the stitch is stopped short on purpose to allow a pocket, and the long fibers should have been trimmed after production, but shouldn't cause any risk of malfunction. The pants seem...
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    Arbortec Breatheflex Chainsaw Pants

    I just got a pair of these Arbortec pants from Sherrill and after one day in them noticed that the chainsaw protection on the left leg/hip is not completely sewn to the pants fabric as it is on the other side. This leaves the protection in that small area prone to shifting/flapping, but more...
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    Employee longevity, pro's/ cons /recruitment

    To me it seems obvious that an inability to find qualified workers is a sign that the compensation is too low as an industry. No one's getting a job and going to work for any reason other than to get paid, regardless of any work ethic you may have gained in whatever great generation you happened...
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    WTB: Climbing spikes.

    Aha. Well, in case the implication wasn't obvious to anyone reading, I'm currently looking for a set of spikes. A $200 pair of geckos is a great example of something I'd be interested in, not looking too spend much more than that if I can avoid it. Let me know what you've got! -Nick Sent...
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    WTB: Climbing spikes.

    Are you still looking to sell those geckos? I've got a pretty hefty set of calves on me, think I'll have any trouble getting then strapped on wearing a pair of saw pants, due to the shortened straps? Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Help ID'ing rope from treestuff bag'o'rope

    Yale BuckSqueeze, apparently made specifically for Buckingham's lineman's lanyards. Only info I've seen:
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    Show off them splices

    I've also done it by wrapping tape around the finished eye spiraled to a horn, then you can poke that right on through! Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
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    Poison Ivy Splice

    Has anyone sent a splice to be broken that failed at a lower than expected or acceptable force? As far as beginning to climb on my splices, I just repeated each splice until I was confident that what the instructions said and what I was achieving were in alignment with no strange hiccups or...
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    Show off them splices

    First time trying a ring and ring. I just did two eye splices using New England's instructions and measurements, pulling out the entire core and tapering the cover tails as they overlap. Is this the correct way to do this? How would you go about making a shorter length? This is 55" long using...
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    Dmm pinto rig/ sherrilltree chainsaw pants

    Bummer, they would have fit great before winter. Then I moved across the country, didn't work for 2 months, Christmas cookies, etc etc. I'll try some miracle diet pills and let you know. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
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    Dmm pinto rig/ sherrilltree chainsaw pants

    Would you say the pants are pretty true to size, or do they run bigger/smaller? Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
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    Experienced Climber moving to Portland, OR

    Hello TreeBuzz, The first week of December I'm uprooting from Minnesota and heading to Portland, OR and am seeking to get a feel for and explore opportunities in the city. I'm an experienced climber that is comfortable with rigging and removals in tight spaces, ANSI pruning of trees and shrubs...
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    Show off them splices

    Adjustable false crotch I did a while back, haven't had the chance to climb on it yet. Using a single locked brummel around the ring and tying a Blake's hitch was my solution to not being able to get two locked brummel eyes on the ring. I've never seen it done this way before, is there a...
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    SpiderJack for sale

    I've got some slippage on mine too, have you tried replacing that pin? Where can you buy a new one? I thought it was the body that would need to be replaced, which I don't think is available as a replacement part in the US.