A little while now but in all honesty don’t get to climb that saddle a ton due to using a different saddle that doesn’t have that option at my full time job. The different placement usually takes a bit longer to get used too, but it stays out of the way.I saw a video of someone with that orientation. They were talking about something else though. This intrigued me. How long have you had it like that?
I second all of this. Also have been placing the handsaw on the left side. Using zip ties to help self-orient. Hate the leg pods. Hate having it on the right side w chainsaw. But also had the same thoughts Tom has had about crossing bridge/ropes/etc, and not just the safety aspect but the twisting of the lower back and general inefficiency.I also hang my handsaw off the saddle on the left, just behind my side-d. I put two links so it hangs and self-orients in a way that is easy to grab every time. Since I mostly do removals, the chainsaw is on my right (always) and what I am grabbing 90% of the time. Hanging it on my right with the chainsaw just strikes me as too much stuff on that side (and almost nothing being on my left), and one of those 'leg pod' things just seems like an awkward far reach although I've never tried one, plus the spurs would be in the way. I think Tom's point about the handsaw crossing your lines (right hander, left side) is a good one, although I've never had an issue with it personally.
So you’re saying you stash your chainsaw on your left side? Do you pass the saw in front of you or behind your back when you go to use it?Handsaw on my back right side (right handed) using the clip most saddles have. Chainsaw on the other side in about the same position. I've tried the leg scabbard for awhile, but went back to traditional (and know of others that have done the same). The leg is great in theory...I just didn't feel it was good in practicality. Your leg is constantly in different positions, which can make it difficult to get/replace the handsaw IMO. The saddle clip attachment is always at the same general spot, and I can often get/replace the handsaw without looking. The leg scabbard also got it the way more for throwing the rope or throwline. On top of that is was another item that you had to make sure you grabbed from the truck and strap on (wasn't already connected to the saddle.
Depends on my position. Chainsaw off and break on when moving it across in front of me. A non-spinning chain isn't going to instantly cut a rope etc.So you’re saying you stash your chainsaw on your left side? Do you pass the saw in front of you or behind your back when you go to use it?
Or they just cut with their non dominant hand a lot, leaving there dominant hand to control the limb that they are handsawing.Decades ago I would hang it below and in front of my chainsaw hook on my right.
I cringe when I see right handers with handsaws on left. Crossing over their ropes, bridge etc. every time...scary!!!!