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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    55 Minutes Ago
    Just Mick and I here. Hows it going there ya fugging geezer?
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  • Mick!'s Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    Iím very sorry to hear about your wife Jed, hard times for the both of you. Not a religious man but Iíll cast a glance upwards for some good news for everyone affected.
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  • Jed's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Jed replied to a thread September 13 2018 in Announcements!!!
    You'll forgive me Butch, about the "C," ignorance. I'm a little slow. My wife just got done with Adriomyacin, Cytoxin, Taxol, nasty steroids whose names I forgot (Dexamethasone, I think), double mastectomy, and is now into a bunch of nasty radiation. They think they've got it beat but time will tell. I am so sorry about all of this brother. You definitely deserve much, much better. I love you.
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  • pantheraba's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Low sapwood cuts got my attention, too...whatz up wit that??? There did appear to be a tear down to the cuts...if they had been substantial splits looks like it would have drawn him into the expansion.
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  • Jed's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Man, ol Graeme can really stretch one out can't he? Rad vid. Thanks Corey. Pretty hilarious in other respects though. 1)Sapwood cuts BELOW the flipline? :lol: What could that possibly accomplish? 2) Again... (but perhaps I just betray all of my West Coast prejudice here) why all the dinking around with the shorty in the first place when he could have had that turd on the ground more accurately with so much less ado? But "in mirabilibus supra me." (I walk in fields above me.)
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  • SeanKroll's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Jed, Great Detail on cut down to the dirt. I never heard that. How deep are you boring. I've been going about half-way across the stump, and down maybe a 1/4 diameter-distance...roughly like a 30-60-90 degree triangle is removed.
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Hail yea!!!
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    https://www.masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?21179-September-13-2018
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    :rockon:
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Good to see you back Jed, i always learn a ton from your posts
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  • cory's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Here's another edit of it with less heart but more detail re the cutting <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/h1t_lPilpl4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • cory's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Gentlemen: Here we have a splendid example of rhinoceros balls as well as perfect short bar technique. Behold one of the best tree vids ever :drink: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KxGVAgXx6Oo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Tree09's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Thanks again for the explanation Jed, for the first time it makes sense now that i can visualize the torsion problems with the gap cut. Learn something everyday here!
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  • Jed's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Jed replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Jim!!!!!!!!!! DANG, man. DAAAAAAAANNNNG! Good to see ya! Man, your kids are getting big. Butch: The "C"? :/:
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    I guess I should watch the video before I comment on it. At least 3 wedges and an axe are present whenever I fell any tree. My guys do the same. I’ve use the whizzle or whatever a few times with great success. Learned it here at the Treehouse. Guess I’ll go back a few pages and get caught up
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  • Jed's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Man... Excellent West Coast advice for sure. But the Euro-fallers would laugh at us, and at the risk of opening up yet another dead horse whipping session, I'll just say that we west coasters are the only ones who cut the way that we do. (But maybe the Aussie Euc-men do too, come to think of it.) Yeah, we generally have way steeper ground, blah, blah, blah... but I'd still kill to be able to cut up a 36" fir with an 18" bar with full-house chain the way the Euros do rather routinely.
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  • cory's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    cory replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    :thumbup::lol:
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    I always hear it as "Wheee, doggies!"
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  • Jed's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    All any of us can ever do sir. Hang in there. Sean! Kyle! Thanks a million, you guys. Marc: Yup. Yer a genious. In our neck of the woods we call what you referred to as a "half gap," a Sizwill, and it works a charm. This will be beating a dead horse to Burnham, Beranek, Willie Ging (SOTC) and others, but it bears repeating. The way we do it is to just cut up a regular Humboldt face, but then do a ripping bore vertically down the stump on the tension side, from the top of the face, down clean to the dirt. Then a smaller diagonal cut is made to provide a huge, gapped opening (again... ONLY on the tension side). I believe there is a thread back in the Treehouse archives entitled, "Whizzy," or some such nonsense. Willie named it that. I've never heard any one else call it that, but it's a really good thead that has some excellent computer diagrams that display the cut. I've seen side-leaners that were cut-up this way, dang near pull roots out of the ground on the tension side. It's a wonderful trick. Especially in the spring. ;)
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    FireFighterZero replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
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  • MasterBlaster's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    MasterBlaster replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    The only way I'll bail from here is when the C forces me to do so. Glad to see you back, brother!
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  • FireFighterZero's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    FireFighterZero replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    JED!!!
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  • Jed's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Jed replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Man, Corey, that's a super good question. Jake Rogers has the only zz at Eastside, and the problem with ascertaing wear would be getting him to stick with it long enough to see what happens. He always uses the Runner. We all do really, even if DJ hasn't fully given up on his Akimbo just yet. (I gotta say that the thing is wicked cool lookin man... super trick lookin. Small. I loved the feel of the thing, but I haven't used it myself yet.) I'm just taking DJ at his word that it doesn't self-tail at all, which the Runner does rather beautifully, ONCE IT'S WORN IN. Which brings me back to the sustainability thing... as Deva already stated, the runner is super cheap to keep runnin. Wespur has all the new grommet and slick-pin stuff for, like 12 bucks a piece. Not so the Akimbo. (But that's just my limited understanding) Does Jaime Merrit (the Akimbo Guy) still come on here at all? My guess would be that if a guy is not climbing in the rain, like we do here about 75% of the time, that the zz would last a really good, long time before it started slipping enough to have to throw it in the trash.... and even then, if a guy wanted, he could just increase the diameter of his rope a fuzz and get a ton more use out of it. Gary/Butch: Yeah... Corey slapped some sense back into me. However dumb it sounds, I feel a real kinship with you guys, and I was super wrong to just bail. Please forgive me.
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  • treebilly's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    treebilly replied to a thread zig zag in Climbing Forum
    Cory I’m not really sure on the wear time yet. I’ve met guys that replace them yearly and mine still looks almost new. Just like every piece of gear it will be user dependent. Honestly my runner that I’ve only had for a short time is showing more wear than the zig-zag. Then again I got into a lot of large removals with tiny drop zones that I was doing the Ironman landing multiple times a day https://youtu.be/yocBQlw_mCA
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