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  1. Jan_

    Minimalist climbing

    The usual ultralight climbing setup is some kind of RADS with the 2 components as light as possible. GriGri/ropeman seems like the ideal combination here. For a rope I'd go with 40ft of 9mm. Throwline and throwweight are probably optional at these heights. An Akimbo coupled with a single foot...
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    New Look!

    I like it! Small complaint: the scrolling arrows on mobile block a large amount of the site. edit: must've been a bug, they are much smaller now.
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    Rock climbing harness in the tree?

    A rock climbing harness is not comfortable while you are hanging in it, and it doesn't offer the flexibility that a tree climbing harness has. Still, it's perfectly fine to use one in a tree, I started out using a cheap and uncomfortable one.
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    Covid Close To You

    My neighbours have it. They seem to be doing okay though, their young so they should make it through it. This really isn't a joke though, and we aren't really prepared for this in any way either.
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    rope stretch when falling on MRS vs. SRS

    My thoughts on this: If the ratio between load and stretch is linear and the system is perfectly frictionless the stretch should be the same; the rope has half the load, so it stretches half the amount, but at the same time the rope is double the length, which means it stretches double the...
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    That's a local file from your PC though, more specifically the chrome dinosaur game. chrome://dino Not nice of chrome to not let you play it
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    Cambium saver installation

    You can only have lower branches as a backup if you are using a base tie. I dont like the idea of capturing multiple branches in my canopy TIP, it should theoretically work, but it seems sketchy and unnecessary to me.
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    Cambium saver installation

    The Friction on a branch is very small in SRT. You wont damage the branch by not using a friction saver. To damage the tree as little as possible, use a canopy TIP. You'll have the same issue as with the friction saver though: the rope will get cinched around the lowest branch if you capture...
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    Battery Powered Chainsaw/Hedge Trimmer

    The batteries should have about half the capacity at freezing, below freezing things get progressively worse. If you store the batteries in a 30C°/85°F environment until you use them they might warm themselves and work perfectly fine. I still wouldn't use these saws in the winter.
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    New on the Buzz

    Welcome, I'm sure you're going to have a great time!
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    SRT Aerial Rescue

    I dont know how this is actually done, but here are my thoughts: It's theoretically possible, but very unsafe. If you tied of the standing leg of the rope you'd create a base anchor system, but this would leave the climber hanging on a loaded line which might be a problem (climber gets pulled...
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    Need help working bugs out of SRT setup!

    Wow, that's the best DIY RW I've seen so far, I'm impressed! I dont see a "stopper" on it though, it's normally there to help it engage quicker and stay upright. Here is a pic of that thing on mine, it's just another bolt I added. the store bought ropewrench has a rubber thingy bumping against...
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas from Germany!
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    Battery Powered Chainsaw/Hedge Trimmer

    These are all the top handle saws I can find on the German makita website, they dont seem to be available in america... They also market them specifically as pruning saws for arborists.
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    Municipal VS Self Employment

    You guys are probably right, I'm doing way more than some others my age. I'm in a time of my life where I can afford to do nothing, I guess. Still feels wrong though :D
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    Battery Powered Chainsaw/Hedge Trimmer

    Oh, it must be a model we only just got in Germany. I'll see if I can find out more about it.
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    Municipal VS Self Employment

    I'm not planing to start a company any time soon, I dont even know if I will do something with trees as my main job. I kinda want to do some rec climbing courses, something where I can climb and make a bit of money off of it. Studying arboriculture would also be something I'm interested in, but...
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    Why do you climb trees for recreation?

    I never looked at cats that way, seems like a very hard problem with cats and their status in our society...
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    Municipal VS Self Employment

    Damn, I haven't gotten around to doing much in my 16 years of life, and you hired a employee at my age. Really makes me wonder what I could be doing if I tried.
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    Battery Powered Chainsaw/Hedge Trimmer

    I'd see it that way from their product website, maybe someone who has used both saws can comment on it. edit: The 36V one is, to my suprise, not brushless and instead uses a brushed motor which is not as reliable. That'd be a downside. edit 2: Makita makes a brushless 36V tophandle too, it can...

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