Come to the SRT Picnic in Austin, TX May 9

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  1. Tom Dunlap

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    On May 9 there is going to be a get together in Austin, TX at Eastwood Park:

    http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/parkmaps/images/eastwoods.jpg

    Anyone who would like to come and try out SRT systems and show what they use is welcome.

    The plan is to be there from around 9-3. Get there early, the local arbos tell me that parking can be a challenge. You may have to scout for us since we can't really stake out a tree the night before. We shouldn't be hard to find.

    Any climbers are invited. This isn't intended to be an intro to climbing day though. It's more of an intro to SRT day. I should have 2-3 Unicenders and my buckets of other SRT tools so that we can try lots of different systems.

    If anyone wants to post this on other climbing/arbo forums or social networking sites, feel free to. It's hard to imagine that we would have too many people there.

    Bring your gear, helmet, glasses, harness. Since SRT gear is made for 11mm ropes for the most part bring that if you have it. If not, there will be ropes to use and some of my SRT gear does work on half inch rope.

    Drop me a PM or email if you have any questions.
     
  2. Pstuffel

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    I plan on being there. Whats the plan for lunch? pot luck or bring your own?
     
  3. Tom Dunlap

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    Funny you should ask...as I was doing estimates this morning I had the same thought.

    Let's make it pot luck and see what kind of feast we get.
     
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    Pictures , Pictures would be great for those who can't be there>>>>

    Later from SO-CAL
     
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    I cant make it but maybe the fate revolver can make an appearance. it works well on old time 16 strand.
     
  6. Tom Dunlap

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    We'll be putting the FATE on rope, you can bet on that!

    I've never climbed on it so this will be my opportunity.

    There will be a few Uni-Flyers there.
     
  7. bowlegs

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    Tom, do they have BBQ pits there,or is it bring your own? Trying to figure out something for lunch.
     
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    Eastwood has a few pits. Great little park. Plenty of big ol' trees.
     
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    Yup, right under the main tree we will climb there is one of those little rectangular BBQs on a post. Others are nearby. Also restrooms and a water fountain.
     
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    Sounds like some sausage and stuff is in order.
     
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    This Sat is the day. I'm excited about learning some new tricks. I guess an old dog can learn new tricks?
     
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    can i suggest that someone brings a paper and a pen and a camera to share your little innovations with all of those "uni flyers" that cant make it out?
     
  13. Tom Dunlap

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    My old dog learned new tricks all along.

    I'll bring some charcoal and a little Weber. It sounds like potluck is in order.

    I'll have my camera. My goal is to get lots of pictures of any of the innovations.

    See all of you on Sat!
     
  14. Jim_Dunlap

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    Looking forward to being there! Gosh, another Arborwear convention.

    Bringing my Uni and a RADs system.


    Hopefully Curtis will be joining, and there's one more seat available coming in from North Dallas 'burbs. PM me if you want to ride along.
     
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    Sorry to say I wont be able to make it after all. Lost a good friend this week and have to attend memorial services on saturday. You all have fun!!!!
     
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    Heads up for those not familiar with the park location. Follow the map from the first posting.

    Google Maps constiently routes me to Adams Park, several blocks West.
     
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    howd it go?
     
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    yeah, pics & gossip please!
     
  19. Tom Dunlap

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    A short note...pics are still too large to post.

    About 12 climbers showed up to climb a HUGE live oak. I think it's about 6-7' DBH and at least 100' tall. Bowlegs Bill and I set some lines and people started showing up.

    Anyone who wanted to give the Uni a flight could to that. I think that there were six there. BB showed his DdRT piggyback setup. That will solve a small shortcoming and make limbwalking a little easier without having a complicated setup.

    We had cooked sausages, salads and munchies for lunch.

    After lunch there was more climbing...and then we setup a zipline! What a hoot! The tree couldn't have been more perfect!

    Jim and I talked about having another picnic in Dallas next month. Any interest?
     

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