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    notch sentinel rigging plates

    I’ll second that. @Christrees Now is the time to change employers, if you’re halfway decent you can walk into any good company and just about write your own paycheck these days, everyone is desperate for good help. If you were one state further south I would suggest giving us a call. We would...
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    Today....

    Congratulations, that’s great! The hard part is behind you now, for sure!
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    notch sentinel rigging plates

    You have to work with what you’ve got, for sure, but learning and saving for modern gear is the best way to go. Leaving stubs is dangerous, especially when climbing, as it’s a really good way to impale yourself should that gaff out or swing and hit one. Doesn’t take much of a hit to put a 2”...
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    new echo chainsaw commercial

    Wow, she sounds like quite an accomplished lady! (And no, I haven’t watched the commercial so I don’t know what she looks like) I am very glad to hear that Echo chose to find someone of that caliber to do their ad, and not just pick a politically-correct actress/model to take advantage of the...
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    Some newbie Qs

    I’ve never seen that one before, but I love it! I’m sharing that one around!
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    New climber grip question

    I used to order them by the dozen from Gemplers, but my saw shop also stocks them. Try a local hardware store, or Home Depot/Lowe’s. They’ll have something similar, any rubber dipped gloves will work about the same.
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    New climber grip question

    Rubber dipped gloves, like pictured above, work great for gripping rope. In time if you climb a lot your hands will grow accustomed to the rope, but until then gloves are great. I used to wear Atlas gloves myself. Arborplex is a cheap rope and not much fun to climb on - I know from years of...
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    Safety factor for crane slings

    We use a 5:1 safety factor for all our rope slings, my understanding is that’s the industry standard.
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    Complex cat-in-a-tree rescue

    Wow, that’s impressive! And a lot of work to catch one cat. Great job, as usual!
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    CVOR test preparation? Help!

    Thank you for the clarification! That sounds like a slightly more in-depth version of the DOT (Department of Transportation) registration we have down here in the States. The DOT number is very hard to lose though, I’m not sure if it’s even possible? No cost to renew though, once you get it...
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    ISA/TCIA affiliations & certifications for a "new solo climber"? Want my TRAQ cert, uncertain if I should *join* ISA...or go for it just yet...

    Unfortunately, the ISA doesn’t seem to do much when you report violations; I’ve been reporting a local company here who claims to have been a “certified arborist since 1982” and has the ISA badges all over his website, but is not and has not been for years a certified arborist, and does not...
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    CVOR test preparation? Help!

    About time someone asks that, I’ve been wondering too!
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    New Tribe Twist Saddle $150 Barely Used

    It looks like this is the kid-sized version you’re looking at, and the one that’s for sale is the adult size.
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    ISA/TCIA affiliations & certifications for a "new solo climber"? Want my TRAQ cert, uncertain if I should *join* ISA...or go for it just yet...

    You are correct in your explanation- bonds exist to protect the customer from your non-fulfillment of the contract. Typically only contractors working on government projects or VERY large private projects are required to be bonded, and most bonds (to the best of my knowledge) are attached to a...
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    ISA/TCIA affiliations & certifications for a "new solo climber"? Want my TRAQ cert, uncertain if I should *join* ISA...or go for it just yet...

    You can show the ISA Member emblem just by joining your local chapter, and that is quite inexpensive. No credentials needed for that, just a membership.

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