Recent content by SingleJack

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    Shotline Winder Throwline?

    I've been an online friend of Jim for ~15 years. I had the privilege to meet him, in person, at JAMBO, last weekend. Good times!
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    Shotline Winder Throwline?

    Tree Machine
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    DMM throw hook.

    Here's the listing on TreeStuff. https://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?item=15773
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    DMM throw hook.

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    Throw line trick

    Not really, it makes it easier to see what's happening in the video. And, sometimes it's good to leave the throw bag on, in case some manipulation is needed on the way up or down.
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    Throw line trick

    This is a simple, useful trick to retrieve a stuck throw ball in sketchy trees or other trees you don't 'need' to climb. This trick is also useful for retrieving a rope jammed in a tight union, using a carabiner or larger Q-link.
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    Quickest way for tree assending

    Well … there's a picture already attached to my post … :hueco:
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    Quickest way for tree assending

    Yes, agreed … I don't like the F8 for a stopper, either. I prefer a single or Double Overhand as a stopper – depending on the situation. However, just to be clear, in my HH8 Hitch the F8 is not a stopper. The F8 is at the top of the wraps which simply gives the hitch a broader 'sweet-spot' in...
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    Quickest way for tree assending

    Yes, the F8 simply gives the hitch a broader 'sweet-spot' – less fussy about tightness/loosness.
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    Omni Block Failure

    I certainly agree that it should have been noticed. But, it should be understood that this incident was not mine. I'm just sharing photo's that were shared with me as 'heads-up'. It is my understanding that the Omni-Block was set at a stationary high rigging point. Several pieces were rigged...
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    Omni Block Failure

    IMO - I don't think dropping loads into Omni-Blocks is the issue. It is certain that constant inspection is required with these blocks, like any gear in this industry. The swivel is intended *ONLY* for aligning the block with the load. I'm convinced that allowing repetitive loads to spin the...
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    Rope Wrench - Hitch/Rope compendium.

    Rope Wrench, short tether, Chris Coates Hitch {variation of a VT}, Pinto, Yale Blaze, Yale Bee Line 5/16,
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    DMM throw hook.

    If it hasn't already been mentioned: There is a safety issue when using the Hook attached to the tail of a life-line. If the Hook gets 'hung-up' (which they do) when on the tail a life-line, then there may not be enough life-line to get safely to the ground. A separate line for the Hook can be...
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