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    Isc triple action snap failure to close.

    Not a qualified climber, but as someone who has fabricated a lot of parts for race cars/motorcycles where the dangers can also be great I can tell you that this is a glaringly apparent flaw in design. Would cost them so little to recall them and simply replace the third catch piece with one made...
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    Watched a climber take a big swing yesterday.

    Funny walked out back yesterday and looked and they did not even bother to clean up the break, kind of hard to see but it is the lowest branch extending about 25 ft past the trunk.....guess he was the only climber on the crew.
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    Watched a climber take a big swing yesterday.

    Yep and they had plenty of guys to work the line without impacting workflow much.
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    Watched a climber take a big swing yesterday.

    Posted this is dead wood but then realized it would be a better fit here. Funny thing this being the top thread. Yesterday the new owner of the house next door neighbor was having an oak cleaned up. It has been dropping branches for years and about a month ago dropped one about 50 ft long on...
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    Dead Wood

    Funny thing this being the top thread. Yesterday the new owner of the house next door neighbor was having an oak cleaned up. It has been dropping branches for years and about a month ago dropped one about 50 ft long on a dead calm day (he has a young daughter and dog both of which play in the...
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    Sam ascending 45' up mahogany in Barbados. 7 years old.

    Is it a bad thing to be jealous of a 7 yr olds climbing ability..... All joking aside excellent job by the both of you, I know some of my best memories were of my old man teaching me to operate the old two stroke lawnmower (sadly no chain saws) or how to cut a board square with a hand saw. You...
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    Leasing my stump grinder

    I am in MD but thanks just the same. PS, If I ever decide to open an entertainment service for bachelor parties can I steal the name "Grind n go" :)
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    Leasing my stump grinder

    Where are you located? Actually sounds like a relatively stress free (albeit boring) way to make ends meet.
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    Tree fail in real time

    Funny you mention squirrel's, yesterday I was looking at a tree and boom something smacked into the ground about 6 feet away so hard I could feel the impact...looked down to see what it was and there was a squirrel not moving...about 2 seconds later he got up staggered sideways a few feet, then...
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    Speaking of big dogs, about 45 yrs ago I had a big Pro Mac and a big single cyl Homelite gear reduction chainsaw. The Homey had a huge row of spikes, but man was that thing heavy.
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    I had noticed the technique previously on some of your other videos (the two fer and the 215ft redwood), and it seems like it works well in just about any scenario. The other thing I think I noticed/learned watching your vids is how efficient you are with utilizing the dogs to save energy...
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    Needing a bigger saw.

    Maybe I am just getting old, but that kid seems a little young to be driving wedges walking on uneven grass in that busy noisy environment with the chain at neck level .....
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    Sideways Barberchair

    My new ass had heard the term "circle of death" many times but never knew what it meant.....Now I think I got it, lanyard or flipline around trunk....trunk splits, climber pinned to tree/crushed/broke back etc.
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    Tough news out of Rhode Island

    The story in the link (hard to access) says the log pitched downward and one end hit the ground while the other "fell into" the drivers compartment. Also says that the fire dept responded and cut away a twisted bar to free him and he died on the way to the hospital.......really horrible to think...
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    "Tree climbing" shoe recommendations-lol

    I don't see this one as much of a threat, if anyone can not see through the broken English and realize it was created by the same people who send out the inheritance tax emails they probably should not be equipped with climbing gear anyhow ;-)

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