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    5 Days Ago
    Beautiful!
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    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    I agree Butch. On the technical side the climber / faller has the call. But on mundane work sometimes you have to do it the way they tell you. Two sides to that one. probably more.
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    6 Days Ago
    Boy that is some beautiful desert scenery. You caught it at the right time.
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    1 Week Ago
    Drop Load Test! A real classic. Unfortunately video quality in those days wasn't so good, but the story line is rich and lives on. I think it would be a fine thing to re-do that stunt in Hi-def.
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    A team of brush clearing pit-bulls. That's a thought.
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    The madrone is a wide ranged tree. Whole west coast to 7000 feet. We have single trunk specimens to 5 feet dbh. Awesome co-dominants. Graeme MacMahon called them weeds. Always crooked, and always leaning for the light, but clean trees to work. No pitch. Nice. The wood is really hard with little fiber to bind a cut. So it cuts clean and fast even with a handsaw. Highest priced firewood in my parts. Smooth and slick especially when wet. If not a stub to hold a lanyard set a wrap or you'll slip and hit one of those nasty stubs. Oh, those stubs. The little ones cut you like a razor. Not at all like a conifer. Lot of limb walking, sometimes. I'm digging that electric saw, Reg. Nice and quiet! Nice vid. Thank you.
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    1 Week Ago
    I was wondering where you might have been. The usual suspect. Off on another adventure.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I like a clove
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    1 Week Ago
    Nice and quiet. Great Job, Reg!
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    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Oh yeah. Nice job. Man, that crane is spoiling you so bad. But you earned it. Good vid by the way. No effects. Just straight cuts and a few dissolves. Nice and clean Beautiful. Make hay till the cows come home.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Ah, legends. Thanks for the enlightenment.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread ISA in Business Management
    I'd loved to have written a more lengthy chapter about pruning, but the book would have been at least 100 more pages longer.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread ISA in Business Management
    I took a couple years of Ag and Horticulture in school and learned some great things about pruning and training systems used in the industry for fruit, nut, grape and flower production. It's a genuine science that I was able to apply in my regular trimming as an arborist in the latter years. Any treeman who learns what pruning is about will become a much better treeman by it. Page 413 in the FGTW. Just a couple pages defining the distinctions between Trimming, Training and Pruning practices. I agree, Deva, skill and knowledge in pruning systems should be more recognized.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread ISA in Business Management
    Good job on your bcma, I see you put it on your signature line... You are proud of it and well should be. I'm shooting for it this year. I'm kind of excited to study for something. I feel like I've let my brain stagnate over the years. I've been a CA for 18 years now. I have no complaints, has not been a hinderance or an annoyance in anyway.
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    03-15-2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtB5KmrdMtY. this looks like it will be a great movie and important one as well. A topic that is totally lost in the conversation when people are just looking at a map. Beautiful country we live in. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XtB5KmrdMtY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    03-13-2019
    Cool. Nice vid.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    03-12-2019
    I think you give me too much credit. You put me 200 hundred feet up a huge pine out west with a 661 and I'd look about as rookie as you could get. The most amount of sap I ever deal with here are spruced which rarely top 60 feet and I could bassically get them on the ground with a handsaw. Larger removals are normally a crane job. Couple of cuts on the stem and done. I am still going to pick a flip line up and play with it though. Spliced three strand was my first lanyard, had to use two hands to adjust. That did suck
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    03-11-2019
    I imagine you're right. I wonder if a prussic would work on a flip line. I imagine it still would pretty well. I need to pick up a flip line. I never find myself on a stem for very long. I usually take the easy way up and not a lot of cuts on the way down. It is annoying how my ropes can twist in each Other on a stem though.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    03-11-2019
    Is it that you use a steel flip line? I don't find my self spurring up big trunks. I've always thought a steel line might be nice for working on big wood. Never have used one though. Just rope.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    03-11-2019
    I have two, never found a use for em. I found it almost unusable on my lanyard. I see they are popular there but could never figure out what the benefit over a prussic and a tender would be. You have to un tension it in order to adjust it right? I don't get it. Educate me.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    03-10-2019
    I could see it a mile away.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    03-10-2019
    Gibbs ascenders are like Buckingham spurs, the most rudimentary / basic instruments in a treeman's bag of tricks. I used them a lot. For a lanyard with a bolt. Rigging not.
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    Hi Kevin, it's Mike Meredith.

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    I did meet you briefly at the Bartlett open house back in March. Since then I friended you on Facebook and joined the Rope Runner group. I connected with Johnny Pro when he was in town and videoed his TRT explanation. I met Jeremy and Mike a day or two later while we were climbing in a park. (Mike tried my skateboard and decided to get one for himself - but don't blame me if he cracks his skull and misses work, LOL.)

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