Has anybody trained themselves to hold their trimmer in the opposite hand?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by tyler_mott85, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    x2....I switch back and forth as needed.
     
  2. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Growing up playing hockey I had a coach that tried to make me switch from righty to lefty....

    He said that the strong hand should be on the top of the stick.

    Needless to say it never worked but we can relate this to trimming as well...

    Like many of you I have trained myself to trim lefty....

    It was really hard when I started but I found that after a while, I had a pretty good touch with the trimmer going lefty...

    Want to know why?

    Being a righty, my right hand is stronger and when I go lefty my right hand is the one holding the loop...

    I found that I had a little better control(tight work, twisting, up and down, finish work) this way because my right hand is stronger

    People think "Oh, it's just string trimming, how involved could it be?" Well, when you have 200 ft. of beautiful flower beds with prize winning roses and exotic plants and flowers and you need to be precise to an 8'th of an inch, THAT is when it becomes not only involved.... But in my opinion it becomes an artform...

    Also being able to string trim a patch that is easier to trim than lift a 21 inch onto.... And trimming that patch so it LOOKS like a mower hit it...... Artform....

    Pride in one's work is so important....
     
  3. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,358

    Bump!

    Nobody else wants to talk trimming?

    Come on!
     
  4. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 711

    Nothing personal, but im ready to stop TALKING and start mowing....LOL. Hopefully another month, and the warmer weather will start showing up and get things going. Im ready to start making the $$$ again.
     
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,358

    Hahahahaha!!!!!

    I agree 100% brother!
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,119

    I just walk backwards to control clippings when needed.
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  7. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,358

    Bump!

    Because I really think other folks should chime in on this...
     

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