What was the "final straw"? Do not make threats or say things that are not actually what you meant in order to achieve your goals.
If you are the crew leader, document things as they happen and stop catering to bad or disruptive behaviors. Bosses are not clairvoyant, the accuracy of their...
I have been a professional tree climber for over 50 years and fully understand about becoming old a weak. There is no way in hell I would still be doing this job if I had to use a 3:1 hand and arm strength based system. A 1:1 leg based walker system is as easy as it gets.
It doesn't say much that would clarify what that specific training is. 8.2.4 gives standard 1/2" climbing description and specifications with the exception that, "a line of not less than 7/16 inch (11 mm) diameter may be used, provided that the employer can demonstrate it does not create a...
I thinking you will like Vortex. I will use it with the RP and even though I'm a lightweight compared to you at about 160 it still works well. It will flatten but its soft hand that makes it so nice to climb on also allows it to return to normal much faster than firmer ropes.
I have not used the standard Geckos but the DMM version is very good, having a large, forward swept arch support.
It is possible, but not likely that the hip pain being experienced by the OP is from his spurs alone.
Interesting. For me, Shoe Goo rocks! It has been my go-to for when a semi-solid and flexible bond is needed. It sticks to most materials but it does require 24 hour minimum setting time for the bond to reach full strength.