Recent content by dtreez

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    Regrets going out on your own/words of caution?

    I'm really in the early stages of thinking about it, and have no commitments so far. Still weighing the pros and cons of stepping out on my own. I don't think I will ever want to run a big company, nor will I want to stray too far from production until I need to/can't physically do the work...
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    Regrets going out on your own/words of caution?

    Wondering if there is anyone out there who tried to go out on their own, either as a contract climber, or starting their own tree service who ended up regretting it? Or any words of caution for someone entertaining the thought?
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    Canopy Anchors

    So can you set this in the canopy, the take redirects with your climbing line above the friction saver, and it will still retrieve easily?
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    Canopy Anchors

    That was a very helpful comparison. Thank you.
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    Canopy Anchors

    I've never actually used a canobase, just thinking about it a lot after the last mature pin oak I pruned. My canopy anchor has always been an alpine butterfly with a quickie or a screw link. Super simple and easy to set up, but even one redirect makes it a pain to retrieve.
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    Canopy Anchors

    Anyone have advice on a canopy anchor that will let you retrieve after having taken several redirects? It seems like a canobase set with an adjustable friction saver is hard to beat. Anyone have pictures of this? Also, can someone explain a soft 8 to me? I don't quite understand what the...
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    Back pain from saddle?

    I ended up getting the comfort backpad. I didn't like it at first, the saddle felt too big, it felt NOTICABLY heavier. The OG padding felt like it fit so well, and the comfort pad did not feel that way at all. That being said, after giving the comfort pad a try for a few weeks, I switched back...
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    What am I doing wrong? ART Positioner

    What's the best way you've found to clean sap off a Positioner 2?
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    Spiderjack 2.1

    I played around with a SJ3, and found that it really did not work well when run over a natural crotch, and/or when you got close to your tie in point and the two legs or rope grew further apart as they entered the device. Anyone with experience with the SJ2.1 know if it has the same problem?
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    Back pain from saddle?

    Anyone ever experience back pain that comes from a poorly adjusted saddle, or one that is just not right for you?
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    Comfort Backpad on Treemotion S. Light

    Anyone tried putting the comfort backpad on the super light Treemotion? Does it make a huge difference? It kind of looks like it might be too wide to fit the saddle well.
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    Salewa boots

    Where do you get your Crows? I'm having a hard time finding them in my size online. Also, do they fit pretty true to size? The last 2 pairs of boots I bought in 9.5's made me think I should move up to a 10.
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    Extracting Core from 24 Strand Double Braid Climbing Line

    Just getting into splicing and working on putting a tight eye on Samson Velocity, and I cannot for the life of me get the hang of extracting the core from the jacket. I've tried a marlin spike, sweedish fid, and wire fid. Any tips/tricks I am missing?
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    New (to me) saws

    The company I work for just bought a truck, and the seller threw in a few saws with it. Among those saws are a Husqvarna Rancher 450 with a 20" bar and safety chain, and a 372 with a 32" bar (I think). Having never used the 450 before, I liked the saw at first, but less and less the more I use...
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    Whipping both ends of climbing line?

    I've got 200' of Yale 11mm Kernmaster with no splices. A few inches of core milked out of both ends as soon as I started using it, but now it seems to have "settled". I'd like to whip both ends, but I'm not sure if that would make the core more inclined to bunch up somewhere in the jacket, or...
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