Congratulations Rick. You must have Had 5 guys in the Masters right? What happened to Jay Butcher. Looks like he was the man of the day.
Hey Chris B., tough break on the work climb eh? I'm guessing dropped hand saw?
Thanks for making our comp. happen everyone. Stephanie at speed climb, Joe (scoring A.R. all day and more), GregManning work climb, "tteinc" ( Were you the one of the two up in the work climb all day from Michigan?), Wagnaw (Did we meet? Where were you at?), Israel a.k.a. IGTworker speed...
Raven, Too bad you can't be there. Cuz you're a serious tree guy, and cuz I owe you one for that little stunt you pulled at TCI.
Norm, too bad no Dirksen or Hadley. Looks like tod, jason and I will be the geezers. Don't tell me they're not going.
So there's the usual winner Todd, X winners Deihl, & Dirksen ( who I'm perdicting is gonna school us all this year), King ( who has been in the finals a few times. I heard a rumor that Nathan Hadly is coming back, is that true anyone?
So If Hadley and Dirksen are in the...
Well ya don't need much. I assume you already have access to the essential gear if you're climbing sweet big oaks at the arboretum. What do you need to borrow?
And you've been to the ITCC so you have some idea what you gonna try to do eventwise. Take a couple friends or family for moral...
if you really want to try it, but are a little afraid, I'd say just do it. I remember my first time. Someone said, "Is john gonna compete?" and I thought, 'holy crap!, I will, but ain't I too new?' If that guy didn't say somethin I probably would have sat and watched.