Been thinking about this test, I would like to see a follow up test with a new hand saw and chain saw to compare. As we dont use knives in the tree this would help put it in perspective, just a thought.
Love watching your stuff - really! Gotta say though as an alpine/ waterfall ice/ tree guy cutting the rope gave me the hee bee jeebees. Would have liked to see backups for our good old backflip guy. Anyway.
Keep climbin’ safe like - and keep after the groundguys re. hard hats etc. And do say Hi to Olaf for me from Calgary Alberta (Cowtown)!
Using myself instead of 200+ iron worked just fine and wa wayyy more fun
I will say ...to consider everything that happened in this video "lucky" would be highly asinine. I will argue that least some if not at the very least a minute part of this video falls under the description of skill?
I definitely feel like that whenever I swung and stabbed the knife into the little stub end and pulled myself up that demonstrated a bit of skill.
Just cause you wouldn't do or condone what I did in this video doesn't make my actions " lucky "
Have a great night thanks for your feedback admin.
Thanks for reaching out with the positivity buddy.
Would have been way cooler if dressed as a pirate and had the knife in your teeth as you swung free... maybe next time? Not the first time I have seen this exercise done and pendulum swings are fine for safety as long as there isn’t a big trunk in the way to pull a Wile-Coyote..