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  1. diogenes

    Guy drops chainsaw from 60ft, zero damage???

    I dropped an echo gas powered drill onto a roof while cabling a tree from about 40ft. The drill was sent up to me with a lanyard incorrectly installed. I clipped the lanyard ring on my harness, let go of the drill, and it slipped out because the end loop wasn't around the ring. My bad for not...
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    Guy drops chainsaw from 60ft, zero damage???

    I have no idea how but this happened today. Climber trainee dropped a chainsaw from 60ft in the woods....landed on his rope bag and bounced into duff. Not one loud sound on impact, just soft bumps. The bar was not bent, no case cracks. The dude then thought I might send him up another saw to...
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    Any Tracker/Sidekick drivers?

    I have a 2000 tracker!! Manual 4wd...I love the little thing. Currently replacing CV axle and pondering putting on a lift kit and manual locking hubs
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    Camp’s Swing Adjustable Lanyard

    Recreational ?
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    falling challenge big tulip through deck

    I always do conventional narrow to launch far so good
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    falling challenge big tulip through deck

    I'd love to see it jump off the deck, but....I have to go with everyone else and say that is not the best decision for this tree. You know the right way this should be done. If you have to make compromises due to physical ability, laziness, stress for time, etc, something can go wrong. You know...
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    Splice a second bridge onto lower d's?

    That is different than having a ring, or something, constantly rubbing back and forth over the splice
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    Splice a second bridge onto lower d's?

    Knots or sewn eyes for bridge.
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    2019 TCC Chron List / Dates

    Western Chapter ISA Tree Climbing Championship Rocklin California on June 8 and 9, 2019
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    New Caritool version?

    Lol yeah what climbstihl said, doesn't get caught but also the base of the gate can't spread apart and pop out of the plastic holes/hinges
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    Tree With Power Line (Picture)

    I saw someone hit a house drop with their hand saw after going through a branch. Some zapped saw teeth and soiled underpants were all that happened. I also know of someone who hit a phone line with a small branch and it shorted something out at the gutter / electric drop which led to smoke ...
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    New Caritool version?

    After having the gate get ripped off lots of small caritools I decided to wrap tape around the gate, much like the yellow thing on the new version, and never had a problem since! This new version probably helps in the same way.
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    Tree With Power Line (Picture)

    Don't touch the lines. If your ropes are rubbing the lines, reposition so they are clear. Don't let ANY branches/wood land on the lines. If you reach a point where you think it is unavoidable to touch or drop pieces on the lines then stop, think, and possibly walk away from the job.
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    Has anybody else tried sterling flex 8mm? I've had great results with many ropes, using 4 or 5 wrap HH hitch.
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    Pruning Queen Palms

    Take a length of rope and on one end make a loop for girth hitching around the trunk. On the other end tie a double loop figure 8 / bunny ears or whatever to get 2 loops. You can then have both feet in the loops around the trunk. Something like the posted video here
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    Nasty Plant in Virginia Causes Severe Burns

    I got burned by something in california, probably the cow parsnip. Back of hands and forehead had what looked like spotty chemical burns
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    Building teams in tree work

    If the person is skilled, sure they might not need the level of attention someone else would and might have an alternate, yet equally effective method than what you had in mind to complete a task. But, if they are unskilled, how else are they going to learn the right way without direction?
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    Basal Anchors

    Normally I set my line so that I can pull only enough tail through the tip that is needed to work the tree. When doing this, for the base anchor I tie a running bowline with a bight, and it is recommended to finish the tail of the bowline in a way that will prevent it from slipping from...
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    Cougar blue

    I have nothing to add but I just finished a splice of lightly used cougar blue. Took about an hour and a half... Not too easy, but definitely have a sense of accomplishment.
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    Western Chapter TCC Doyle Park, Santa Rosa 6/16-17

    Sorry! Delete this if necessary