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    2019 TCC Chron List / Dates

    2019 4/6-7 - MAC-ISA Tree Climbing Championship Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176
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    Secondary tie-in for spurring: choked split-tail climbing line -OR- running bowline -OR- ??

    WOW! That was almost six years ago. And yes, that was a "Double Figure 8 (Bunny Ears)" that I prefer to call an "88". However, since then, for the past few years, I've progressed to using a Delta with a separate pull-down as my Fav TIP: This is easy to set, advance & retrieve. It even cinches...
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    Matt Cornell Rope Saddle

    I love the MCRS! Here's my rebuild. I made it into a "Liger" version - that is, it's a strap-on instead of a step-though. I love it more, now!
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    TAZ LOV2 descender

    The TAZ LOV2 is a mechanical ascender/descender/fall-arrest device. It's very similar, in mechanical concept, to a ID, RIG, Grigri, D4, Cinch, etc. Except, it allows the rope to run straight through the device. So, foot & knee ascenders can be used; which is not at all 'convenient' with those...
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    New Hitch for the Hitch Hiker X and other things.

    Brocky: I tried this today. It worked amazingly well - even exquisitely. It tended better than anything I've used with the HH – almost like there was a pulley in the system. It advanced very easily & smoothly. On descent, it released with very little pressure and grabbed instantly upon...
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    Rope Wrench - Hitch/Rope compendium.

    Weaver 4D is a great harness after a night of BAD tacos … ;):risas:
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    Anyone use 2 flip lines?

    I prefer a DEDA Lanyard for tree work requiring complex work positioning. I've been using a Double Ended, Double Adjustable (DEDA) work positioning lanyard system for several years which was based upon the concepts and work done by TheTreeSpyder and Tom Dunlap. I've recently revised my...
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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.
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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.