Ya hear it all the time. But is there actually a definable “old school” way of doing tree work?
exactly... But some of these techniques use to be the norm and are now frowned upon or specifically a no-no.I had an old sales rep who didn’t know his ass from his elbow say to me, “we might have to do this old school and rig the whole tree to another tree”, then I’m hearing natural crotching is old school and not using a crane for trees on houses is old school. Seems like these are just all techniques
you are over thinking it... I'm pretty sure the term Old/New school came from skate culture or surf, but I don't have enough grey hair to know for sure.I’d wager tautline is old school but Blakes isn’t. Trunk wraps is old school, but a device like Hobbs (circa 1980) dunno, maybe first wave new school? Certain devices haven’t been changed much over the decades (i.e double barrel shotgun) but still currently made and widely used. Old school means rarely used?? I competed in timbersports which is a whole different old school.
I see your point and while that can be true in some regards, there are many "youtube" arborists that can't tie a blakes and think a left handed bowline is the spawn of satan. Let alone knowing what opposite and opposed means, and that it is a safe method of using non lockers in some applications.I was trying to explain to the same arborist
Rep/ part owner what an open face notch was and he said “I’m not hip on all this new technology”. I said “tilting the bar?”. I’m only 29 but worked with a ton of older guys and I think it’s safe to say you can find more
Young guys who know “old school” than old guys that know “new school”
Haha so relatable. Just yesterday used the tail of my climb line as a slow down on the butt of a piece with a wrap around a stub. Not ideal. But had one person on the ground and a lot of tree to get safely to the ground and only one day to do it.So i did some natty crotch rigging with the tail of my climbing line. Ideal? hell no, safe in this situation? very.
I guess. Old school just always comes across as some way of doing tree work that was lost and only a few people still know how to. Gets kinda lame. Probably more of a harder, smarter thingI see your point and while that can be true in some regards, there are many "youtube" arborists that can't tie a blakes and think a left handed bowline is the spawn of satan. Let alone knowing what opposite and opposed means, and that it is a safe method of using non lockers in some applications.
Three on the tree is old school.Manual transmissions...approaching old school