I sure met some great people at TCI. Some I knew...some I only knew of...and MORE. It'll be nice to meet you too one day, Mike. Ohio's got some cool cats.
It's so wild to think back to the first time I ever saw that video. I didn't even get it at the time. Then, the sun came up. I do know someone with an original wooden model, though I haven't yet seen it. It's only been a few years and it feel like it would resemble holding a true piece of history.
Man I NEVER thought I'd do as much srt climbing. If you guys would have seen what I pulled off 2 weeks ago with my ZK2. It was really rewarding and WAY outside the box. I'm committed to the center attatchment point so I can't throw my upper body through the legs of line in a ddrt system but I'm adjusting.
I shot Kevin a text as soon as I was on the ground. Man I know the gratitude you guys feel and I'm with it. Dig. Man of the Year indeed. Hard hats off to Kevin.
Y'all are making me blush. I'm glad you like the RW but I made it for entirely selfish reasons! I know it's helped my climbing. It's been a real cool project and a lot of great people have contributed a huge amount. Rich Hattier at ABR and Luke at Treestuff and of course all the folks at ISC have really done a huge amount in seeing the rope wrench through to where it is now. They all deserve a lot of credit. Can't forget ZK Zack Kenner for innovating the first metal wrench with side plates, as well as Gordon Svedberg for contributing the pulley idea. And a real big thank to everyone here at treebuzz!
It took me a little while, then one day Bing* the light went off and I became a true convert. The wrench, single rope, gave me a whole new life with tree work. It's made certain jobs possible and helps keep me safe, the list goes on and on. We all have ideas, but connecting the dots and creating a tool takes a special person. Thank you Kevin, and congratulations on being man of the year!
Ya, Kevin is the man. But also, want to give a shoutout to Luke for getting us our things on time. And not to forget Tom Dunlap for watching over us on here to make sure no one gets hurt. And of course my personal fav Guy Mueller for his efforts to heal the trees.
The tribute must continue, thanks Kevin! The wrench has legs, folks are still figuring out interesting new ways to configure and use it. Should be a good gathering of wrenchheads at the upcoming climb hosted by Goodaking, will definitely raise a toast to Kevin.
Yes Brian but I don't know if I'd have had the nerve to make such a long wide open ascent. I was nervous enough on hooks bra. Still laughing at myself over that one. Toledo, maybe in Feb. I'll let you know.
Thank you. I'm relatively knew to climbing and the rope wrench has been a prime player in the development of my technique. It has shaped my understanding of climbing and opened up possibilities to my mind... and that vid is dope. That tree gets love. Cheers!