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  1. chris_girard

    Incorrect knot in Petzl official information?

    Anyone notice how the Petzl climber is only ascending SRT and then will switch to DdRT after he ascends? Didn't think the lower hole on the handled ascender was made for this?
  2. chris_girard

    Hobbs VS Stein RCW-3001 VS GRCS... vs Rope Jack vs Rigging Wrench RP292... Rig small and boring.

    I've been thinking about selling my GRCS and buying another HOBBS H2. It is always our go to LD for jobs. With my modified ratchet handle, one person can crank and lift pieces just fine.
  3. chris_girard

    Tips on climbing srs with spikes

    Part of the problem is putting on spikes once you are in the tree. Can be a PITA sometimes.
  4. chris_girard

    Tree Motion or monkey beaver?

    Get a TreeFlex if you can find one. BEST harness ever made!
  5. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    I agree Roger. Never got the recognition that he deserves for his contribution to our industry.
  6. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    Cool, thanks for the info.
  7. chris_girard

    Crane accident...

    Any more word on how this all played out in the end?
  8. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    That's good to hear, as that will probably be my next harness. You have the new 2019 model?
  9. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    The closest harness to the TF that I have found (besides the Camp) the Sequoia SRT, but their new ventral attachment point is designed for a rock harness belay point and looks like it sucks.
  10. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    There was some fierce competition between the TF and the TM harness when they were being developed and a lot of that was posted right here on the Buzz (as Tom D and I remember). I remember it kind of personal after they came out for sale and people started questioning the rings on the TF. That...
  11. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    Doesn't pinch my Family Jewels, but it does on one of my climbers REAL bad. My other climber has no complaints about it.
  12. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    I have the Camp Tree Evo Dave and it is a knockoff of the TF for sure but not nearly as good, so I gave it to one of my climbers. He seems to like it though.
  13. chris_girard

    No More TreeFlex Saddle?

    I think that I own the last new TreeFlex harness in the world (thank you again Paolo for your awesome design) and I am still trying to find one more for when this one wears out. Anybody have one out there that they want to sell?
  14. chris_girard

    Three different double-whip rigging configurations.

    I agree Tony. I feel the same way about blocks for lowering.
  15. chris_girard

    Standing Pieces Up

    Be careful when you say "never" as you will limit your thinking in many rigging situations. When you understand rigging, you will realize that there are times when you do need to either stand a piece (or sometimes even lower it down so that its tip-heavy), in order to get it to fit into an LZ...
  16. chris_girard

    Crane slings

    Again, NOT true. Having been field tested for a number of years in many, many different rigging applications, not just crane rigging, they have proven their value. Now, if you're an idiot and you don't TDS your knots, than you're asking for trouble. Also, for those of you who haven't worked...
  17. chris_girard

    Crane slings

    Nope, holds knots great. Tie them just as you tie any anchor piece. I use cow hitches (with, or without a half hitch, or a timber hitch).
  18. chris_girard

    Three different double-whip rigging configurations.

    My sentiments exactly. Way too many people these days are combining aerial friction devices with lowering devices when they shouldn't be and just slamming the shit out of themselves, their gear and The Tree! Know Your Friction!
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