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  1. KentuckySawyer

    Am I just being a baby about this TIP?

    Toss in low and ALT up
  2. KentuckySawyer

    Am I just being a baby about this TIP?

    That looks like a horrible anchor point. Our guidelines for choosing a TIP would call for a minimum of 4" diameter, preferably around the main stem, and no more than 30 degrees past vertical. We also require a canopy anchor before cutting and a two person, static load test. The union up to the...
  3. KentuckySawyer

    2020 TCC Chron List / Dates

    Also, the site is Shelby Park. Thanks, Greg!
  4. KentuckySawyer

    2020 TCC Chron List / Dates

    Kentucky is banking on the 17th, Greg.
  5. KentuckySawyer

    How does Coronavirus COVID-19 alter our workflow?

    Take care of yourself please.
  6. KentuckySawyer

    Banned by Carl the Lumberjack

    Sorry to hear about Butch. I trust my gut and I've always had good feelings from you, Dave. Cheers!
  7. KentuckySawyer

    Hitchhiker with zigzag+?

    Great post, Jeff! Its easy to have headlines make things look more dire than they really are. My interest in the zigzag has still dropped off the cliff (no need to feel sorry for me!). I'm pretty confident in my ability to work a friction hitch!
  8. KentuckySawyer

    Hitchhiker with zigzag+?

    But the fact that so many, of multiple generations have broken, makes me think that it isn't a very robust tool for tree work. It is amazing and all, but I'm equally leary of it.
  9. KentuckySawyer

    Hitchhiker with zigzag+?

    Couple of hairs to split... presumably, the device failed because of either misuse and/or manufacturer defects. The climber fell because of bad decision making. Primarily, not taking care of their kit (poor maintenance), poor gear selection (kit that either hadn't been inspected or had and...
  10. KentuckySawyer

    Hitchhiker with zigzag+?

    After hearing about a linkage failure on another Zigzag (v3) I have put mine away, likely forever. And I refuse to try a Chicane... F Petzl.
  11. KentuckySawyer

    Disinfecting Tools

    Barbicide kills microorganisms and isn't corrosive to metal tools (not AS corrosive). Soak for 10 minutes for complete disinfection. Its also availables in an aerosol container. Lysol is another readily available alternative. Spraying is convenient, but not as thorough as soaking.
  12. KentuckySawyer

    2020 TCC Chron List / Dates

    “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”
  13. KentuckySawyer

    2020 TCC Chron List / Dates

    Rumor has it the 2020 North American TCC is scheduled for Sept 18-19 in Minneapolis, MN. Same weekend as Michigan... the song remains the same.
  14. KentuckySawyer

    2020 TCC Chron List / Dates

    I am. LIMBWALKER AFTER PARTY!
  15. KentuckySawyer

    2020 TCC Chron List / Dates

    The 2020 Kentucky TCC will be in Louisville, KY this year. Date will likely be October 10th OR 17th. Park to be announced. No ISA insurance means KY might get a little weird... stay tuned.
  16. KentuckySawyer

    Tree Squeeze

    An adjustable friction saver... how revolutionary. They previously called it the Buck Squeeze. If you have a couple drinks you'll understand why they changed they name.
  17. KentuckySawyer

    Crane accident...

    It takes two to tango. Working with a crane is a huge collaboration and the people on either end of the boom should be confident in the plan before pulling the trigger. This line of work can have a very steep learning curve. Sometimes you only get one chance. Unfortunately, the crane operator...
  18. KentuckySawyer

    Legends 2020

    Like Eric said, the young "Geezers" get younger. I definitely fall into the "young" Geezer demographic and really appreciate a competitive TCC, but the Geezers I first knew was a lot easier for older climbers to feel comfortable with. No Belayed Speed. Ascent was 25' (and not at night with...
  19. KentuckySawyer

    Legends 2020

    It's a lot different of an event than it was in 2007 when I started volunteering. I'm not sure all the change is for the best.
  20. KentuckySawyer

    Legends 2020

    It was a great time, as always! Until 2021!!

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