Climbing systems

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Guest, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    old school simple, rope over with a tail and blakes hitch. arborplex and a clip, with a standard saddle. one of my other climbers has all the toys and gear, he is still slower!!!
     
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    I think old school means you have to make a living and no do the chinese fire drill, LOLOL thats a good one, my climber gets his wings trimed today = less gear for sure
     
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    moral fortitude, training, the will to survive.


    I tell new guys that " want to learn to climb" that it goes 2 ways, you get a rush and love it or your knees shake and your a ground man from then on!!!!
     
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    sobriety, dont even go there or your fired!!! if you drink then dont apply, do drugs and I call the cops!!!! maybe give a beating to them and then get the cops!!!
     
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    Old old school with a taut line. I use a spreader snap for comfort (I get hip blisters sometimes in the spring) and often have 2 ropes on very large spread trees. Spreader snap is great for tossing when back wrapped and tail captured in snap. Old school does not mean slower but does mean less complicated. Sorry TDTS (my pal) but the words "Chinese fire drill" come to mind with that picture. I know you haven't been doing this tech. for very long.

    Use mini cender with lanyard (s). Enter the tree by ladder, bucket, crane, footlock (with double cender), free climb (belayed with cl. line pre installed) or any way that is safe and quick relative to the circumstances.

    Seat saddles (numerous). Safety blue braid. Old school as I said. :D

    git er dun!:dancing:
     
  6. Guest

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    Yeah Gail, let's look at some more qualities, etc. that make a good climber.

    Strength to weight ratio is very important. Equipment along with technique that has evolved from experience with some of it derived from advice and some from talent. Having nerve to progress in steps to higher levels. Persistence, sobriety, intelligence, common sense, adaptability, .....

    Anyone want to ad to this?
     
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    We're in a forum and I merely commented on your comments (and picture). No ego, just my opinion.

    Someone piss in your Wheaties this morning? :laugh:

    Feel free to comment on any of my set up. I can take it, I am a big boy! :dancing:
     
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    Reason: They're all out in the real world making money doing tree work. :D

    No offense, Flying squirrel, and thanks for excluding me from the downtrodden. Hey, I work out! :walking:
     
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    I need to apologize for ridiculing my friend's picture as a Chinese water torture or something like that. :D

    But let's go ahead and discuss just what makes these esoteric systems "more efficient" and, I think was said, faster.

    This set up of TD's and Flying squirrel's set up when removing 2 what appears to be fairly routine crane removals seem to me to be non efficient in their complicatedness. I can see alternatives in large decurrent pruning jobs, but a spiked removal with a crane (or not), seems slow, slow, slow and maybe dangerously overly involved (and unnecessarily). I am listening.

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  10. Guest

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    When you've been in the bus. for a while you will know what a routine (easy) crane removal is FS. No offense. Everything seems like a big deal early on.
    Four hours arrival to departure makes my point. Still say your set up is way too busy and borderline obsessive compulsive. 2 chokes on every pick as well. Excuse me if it is a little amusing.

    You're doing a good job tho. Keep up the good work.
     

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