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    5 Days Ago
    Ahh, interesting.
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    6 Days Ago
    I would roughly say that Somatics is fantastic for getting out of immediate pain and loosening the muscles which when too tight lead to a host of problems. And I see that result in realignment of the joints to a large degree. To proactively go after joint misalignment that is cronic I would say that Egoscue or something else could be called for. (When we stand and as we walk a plumb line should bisect out ear hole, shoulder joint, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle from the side. From the front it should bisect us from head to toe with symmetry on each side as we stand and walk. Thumbs if pointing, and feet, would naturally aim straight ahead.)
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    6 Days Ago
    That's it, thanks Steve. Their banter etc annoys the heck out of me but I might use the program anyway.
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    1 Week Ago
    What books or info of Pete's have you read? I read Pain Free, and bits of Pain Free at Your PC. Did 8 training sessions with one of his affiliates. Only reason I got away from using his exercises was for time savings and to do easier movements that accomplish most of what I want to on a day by day basis. I want to step my game up a notch or few and may do more of his program for a time - it gets results. Also considering looking into the MoveYou guys info off Instagram. PS - I used to tease my wife by arguing that Pete was the real inventor of some movement that was obviously from Yoga 3000 years ago but he calls an "E cise". LOL, we all gotta feel special somehow.
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    I am shy, and, age is not my thing/focus. Not sure why, just isn't. So many things that people think are age dependent, when you look into it, need not be.
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    1 Week Ago
    Not sure. Born in 58.
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    1 Week Ago
    Pain is the body's form of communication that something you're doing is not right for it. It's not the final word in the conversation, just information.
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    1 Week Ago
    6 weeks in a leg cast over a clean break can have muscles atrophy to close to half size, so going sendentary can probably do a lot to whole body quickly.
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    :) I have known patriarchs of big tree companies still climbing at 65. If I recall correctly Don Blares father was still climbing two days a week at 82. (When he started they would wear overalls and have a coworker through a bucket of water on the front of them to have more friction when climbing the tree.)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Not having a persons ego challenged every time I tell them to do something differently is nice too.
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    1 Week Ago
    Okay, thanks.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    Ahhhhhhhhh......
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    One Cory, and she happens to be a girl. Being exposed to females doing tree work on The Tree House gave me the idea that it would be valuable to try.
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    Ahh, okay. Yes I have used that method or line of thinking. Thanks. Though I will say my experience of the "Good" result is still pretty darn bad. A friend of mine trucked hundreds of fir piling poles out of San Francisco and I went down with him on a few loads for fun. The construction company that was pulling these poles would frequently break them in the process and we cut the breaks to clean them up for logging truck transport through the city. The 30 plus foot pilings had been driven in an area of the city that had debris from the 1906 earthquake dumped in a bay side wet area. They wanted to stabilize the fill and then they put a huge concrete slab over all that area to park city buses on for decades. Looking at the sides of these poles you would see little white specs of porcelain etc mixed with sand or pieces of sea shell. After rock, nothing quite dulls a chain like porcelain and sea shell. Inside was the most well preserved, tight grain, red fir wood you have ever seen.
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    1 Week Ago
    Cory, what is the "cutting dirty wood method?" Stig where can I see the bigger felling bar you use? Edit - I see Husky has one 130cm and 89cm or so. Might try one.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    :)
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    Yes. I have heard an 8 foot fall can to tremendous damage by the way.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Rigging rings in Gear Forum
    AND remote setting, remote retrieval. If you have a single ring (or double) on a sling you can hang it on a bare spar. I like the slings with eyes on one end.
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Orchard Ladder in Climbing Forum
    I use a loose tie in any time I can when I'm near the top of a 16 foot ladder tipping back branches with a 12 foot power polesaw overhead. And it often makes the job.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Me too after my first few weeks in the trees. People that talk about this one, or that one......I think, why would a person do that????????
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    Vice was good Cory. Unsettling but good. I haven't been too worked up by...."We never found any weapons of mass destruction", partially because I can't do anything about it and partially because we sold the mustard gas, someone sold them atomic material and Israel went in and bombed for that years ago etc. But to see it all laid out step by step....it was unsettling for me. Watch the finishing segment in the credits - a lot of people leaving the theater missed it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Use them on thin barked trees and hardwoods for a couple of days, you'll be hooked.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    It would have to be Incense Cedar to put off a lot of smell right. Does anyone have access to that wood much?
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    Merle Nelson replied to a thread Dump Trailers in Gear Forum
    Pretty.....
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Been watching a few youtube videos that referred to "red flag laws." I was surprised to see in one that there had already been gun confiscation in the US after Hurricane Katrina. I think they referred to one other time and place as well. Is anyone familiar with more particulars on this?
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Congratulations Kenny!
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Hydraulic driven cutter wheel does loose some power, Carl says 20 to 25 percent if I recall correctly. The nice thing about it is any wheel stalls in the cut are not endangering belt slippage and thus glazing a belt. Good application of hydraulic power if you have a strong enough engine and great set up for a beginner in my opinion.
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Logged for a season after I decided college wasn't for me. Went into tree work as a way to continue doing work I liked but, more on my terms. Tried other businesses when I was in enough back pain and believed the umpteenth Doctor/Chiro./Professional who told me I had to change careers. Got back into tree work when I found I could personaly manage back pain. Pulled D's in high school English.
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