Recent content by Samsquanch

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    Why do you climb trees for recreation?

    Three main reasons To train for comps, to get better at my job and its fun/relaxing
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    How have you customized your Treemotion?

    Used those plastic tubing bits, put a loop on either leg, convenient for carabiners and stuff, one either side of my chalk bag pouch, I keep a face mask, fig 8, bandaids and lollies in the chalk bag. Love the dmm vaults, one is dedicated for my lanyard, one with a bit of plastic tubing dedicated...
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    ART Positioner HELP!

    I don't have any slipping, I love the tritech and positioner combo, I did end up cutting the other eye off so I could milk it since it bagged up so badly but I've never had slipping.
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    The splicing wand and the amazing snare

    I honestly didn't have the money for one so I got a length of 5mm aluminium rod, rounded off the end, filed a notch and drilled a hole. Used a strand out of a bit of beeline for the snair. Works great
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    Show off them splices

    Frog system, foot loop to hand ascender to bridge attachment with croll chest ascender
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    Show off them splices

    new bits from the latest order, have modified the splices on the frog system since that pic.
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    Meindl airstreams are the go to standard here, love mine, comfortable from the first day to now. Last pretty decently but don't have some of the whizz bang features of some of the other brands but comfort wise, haven't heard of anything better.
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    Best saddle for Women

    Yeh setting up rigging and hanging a 46 off me for blocking down has me grabbing my tool clips and yanking my harness up allot. I'll have a look, putting in a HB order soon, cheers.
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    Climbing/PPE Gear for Small Bodies

    For helmet the kask hp works for me, pants, I love my zero's, clogged make a women's cut version.
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    Best saddle for Women

    Love my tree motion! Tried a couple like the ergovation and petzl sequoia which either didn't sit on my hips well or dug into my ribs pretty badly, the tree motion still kinda presses against my hips and I have to pull it up when climbing every now and then but overall it's been the best.
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    Show off them splices

    Some more bit's and bops, kernmantle lanyard, big ultra sling for work rigging and a super long eye to eye for a work mate
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    Show off them splices

    Well on my main line I had done some abrasion damage on the factory spliced end early on learning so I spliced the other end and climb off that now, I decided to cut off the Yale splice to milk my rope this weekend and cut it open to see what they're doing. Can't remember what their instructions...
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    What does "Rated" mean?

    This^^^, coming from an engineering background, something being "rated" means some listing company, manufacturer or some party has certified through repeatable specified testing that "this will will do this when you do this" if you're concerned about the supposed rating on a piece of gear I'd...
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    Show off them splices

    Mainly seeing where I can get a good whip in that'll capture the most strands that won't bend every sail needle in my draw, a friend at work has shown me some stuff discussing the necessity of whipping double braid splices. Seems like loose splices like Yale in house splices would be more...
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    Show off them splices

    Much appreciated, I love tree work, I'm enjoying every aspect of arboriculture I come across thus far and I'm dying to learn more.