I've got the original on my phone, I took that of Steve at the craneman inc. crane safety course. I'll see if I can post it bigger if Steve doesn't beat me to it. Oh yeah great video and work as usual Reg.Thanks
Steve that's a great pic in your avatar. Can you post a bigger version here ?
It's always on the saddle. For some reason I thought Ddrt would be the better choice on thay tree....but regretted it soon after setting a redirect.Saw the wrench on your saddle for the maple. Did you anticipate a changeover to srt, or did I miss the switch?
I didn't so much think it'd be better, just not much worse either. But it was, really annoying.....line friction, slack tending, redirects. Limited options and wasted effort. Even on an easy climb like that, it was annoying. I know there's a ton of stock still to be sold, money to be made by investors who have influence in the industry....but its hard to justify any preference to it now days. Deny it however much they want, you can't hold back the tide.What made you think double would be better?
It's still a matter of opinion....but in mine there's still a few basic tasks where an advantage might be gained Ddrt. Such as, ascending a tree without a throw line, should such a situation arise; Inbound limb walking, whereby optimum and constant line tension is preferable; Basic line retrieval....whether that be a single tree, transferring between an infinite number of trees without touching down, and that involved with crane work of course. Beyond that it's hard to make a valid argument. Not saying climbers can't be as fast or faster using Ddrt....but speed and efficiency are not necessarily the same thing. Comparatively speaking, I'd say Ddrt is somewhat wasteful.Is there an instance where you feel double has a clear upper hand over single?
That's true Sean. But it takes more line and is slower. I generally don't bother with it, but each to their own.In-bound line walking can be given the same type of constant tension if its set with a 3:1 before starting the limbwalk, as simply as a biner clove-hitched to the main part of the line.