• RopeArmour's Avatar
    09-05-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Message For young climbers in MBTV
    Time to start a coop Paul. Members join and fun'd stuff Crowd source to get it going Nobody needs Sherr-ill poisoning our industry Now that Treestuff is gone with the beast
    114 replies | 9839 view(s)
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    05-08-2016
    http://youtu.be/80QC2vDc1bs <iframe width="480" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/80QC2vDc1bs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    8 replies | 1050 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    03-19-2016
    Really really cool work there guys.
    123 replies | 7883 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    03-16-2016
    Torch a spike red hot to melt hole through the rubber I found bit easier then drilling. Good one Reg. THanks
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    03-16-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Chip box build ? in Gear Forum
    Garbage bag the saws for in the motel works
    143 replies | 8667 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    03-04-2016
    Just need to stomp on the chips every yd or so. 1/2 to 1/3 of load is air. Did a huge Norwar spruce in two loads of chips with srw dump box. It's suprising what a good stomp will gain in extra space. Helps if box is roofless. Vid was dreamy. Take it for its worth since I don't do big spar work very often is I skip the notch all together and do a cut called "around the world" Face kerf cut a 1/3 through Then follow around through another third Pull out the saw Reinsert where you just finished and back cut with wedge following I dunno works for me especially like less time on the saw on the diagonal Also like my splicing pusher rod w wood handle to roll the sucka off
    74 replies | 9115 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    02-28-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Rope Knight, APTA in Gear Forum
    https://www.masterblasterhome.com/showthread.php?19590-Best-throw-bag&p=770373#post770373
    60 replies | 5240 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    02-28-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Best throw bag in Gear Forum
    Modified RK would be safer in the APTA. Mushy bags in a chamber of high energy is much more dangerous. Elemental flaw in the design of the APTA is the malleable bag = inconsistent unreliable back pressure. Somethings going to give?
    51 replies | 5015 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    02-28-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Best throw bag in Gear Forum
    RopeKnight is self righting because it's nose heavy and keep in mind the throw line acts to true
    51 replies | 5015 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    02-27-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Rope runner in The Trading Post
    Some cash and RK?
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  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    02-15-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Best throw bag in Gear Forum
    Depends on what you want? Leaded or unleaded? Bag or Ball or something else? Cheap or expensive? Tobe will tell you it's a ball. Obviously he is wrong https://www.google.ca/search?q=stuck+ball&tbm=isch&oq=stuck+ball&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-serp.12..0i5i30j0i8i30l4.49276.56641.0.59967.13.13.0.0.0.0.205.2201.0j11j2.13.0....0...1c.1.34.mobile-heirloom-serp..0.13.2199.opezejT6Ru4#
    51 replies | 5015 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    02-13-2016
    I strip the crown off. Sod lifter for light scalp or scalp it with line trimmer. Then 8 to 10" coarse mulch/ slabby stuff from tub grinding. Of course this needss to be adapted based on the existing root system and soil health and soil porosity
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  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-29-2016
    Sherrill owes all an apology for their dishonest business practices!
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  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-27-2016
    I just wanted to highlight a few things here Tobe. Your neglect for the industry, for your lack of understanding and NOT acknowledging the information as well as limiting your sources for information. Sherrill manufactures, markets and sells inferior and competing throw products. Sherrill is putting profit ahead of the profits of its clients by not demonstrating this improved and available throw weight and rope positioning option. Every yr Sherrill accepts RK demo kits and comes to the same conclusions. Why? Interest in its own profit ie Highball and throwbags. This from a legit pro arbclimber. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/muyk89m92CU?list=FLrryWlE1QulSV_gPHsBUh1Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-14-2016
    Climb safe Cut safe Big shot launch safe Throw safe
    586 replies | 43730 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-14-2016
    3 d's dead disease damaged, redundancies, crowded etc Suckers are associated with below a graft or below ground-so water sprouts and reduce maybe. Sorry lazy typer in bed after a long day in the cold. Take care
    77 replies | 6984 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-14-2016
    If they're healthy best to do hard reductn in dormancy. Personally those trees should be crown cleaned and training this year and depending on response reduce mb next year or following yr.
    77 replies | 6984 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-11-2016
    Luckily, one man or one company(sherril) doesn't speak for the whole of the industry. I prefer to let some of our customers speak for themselves. Tobe unfortunately has many of his facts wrong including referring to the original name as "torpedo"(TREEPEDO:)). Also, the RopeKnight it is not made of all steel, as the main components(RopeShields)are aluminium, the wt component is stainless steel and the protectors are vinyl or foam. The one thing Tobe does have right is that our company does not take NO for an answer!
    586 replies | 43730 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-06-2016
    Bumpity bump bump
    586 replies | 43730 view(s)
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    01-06-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Advertising in Business Management
    Direct personalised letter, envelope and stamp addressed to the specific ho's name. Database can be purchased or Library(generally a few yrs out of date) pick the streets you want and make it all tidy and prof. Www your biz as best you can afford
    13 replies | 1347 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-05-2016
    To this day I do not do work for municipality. Only consult. It's a lot like working for ahole client. The money has got to be really good to get past all the bs.
    22 replies | 1810 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-05-2016
    It's not all bad. More good than bad. Find it stick to them and share. Local newspaper is something to manage as well. Editor lived on the street where I had to reduce some fence line trees. Saved the trees but lost in the media. Fucked either way. Helps to educate the young and eventually mom and dad. Planting and climb demos are win win. Naturalist and trail clubs horticulture society are great people tohave in your corner as well.
    22 replies | 1810 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-05-2016
    Everyone becomes your boss. People are at their worst also when trees are being pruned also. They can take it really personally. Remembering some of the abuse I had to endure brings up some hurt to, try hard not to take anything personally. The abuse part sucks the most.
    22 replies | 1810 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-05-2016
    Stay under the radar don't make any waves. Generally small municipalities towns are home to nepotism , jealousy and entitlement. Be prepared for back stabbing and crucifixion. If there is union try hard to build a great working partnership. They are the ones on the front lines who will be your most help at getting things done. Managing relationships is job one. Learning when and when not to do the right thing is aclose second. I had quite a few years as a town forester and loved it in the end but Just couldn't make it work after a big accident.no injuries just property damage. Wish you the best :)
    22 replies | 1810 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-05-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Skinny trees. in Climbing Forum
    Nice system. AlsoSuprised to see USFS promoting the use of Lead(Pb) in the workplace and the environment. Just a comment not looking For an argument:)
    123 replies | 10438 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-04-2016
    Pretty mucho echo everything Sean has said! Nice improvements. I have the original for few yrs and Use it most every removal. Have some vid of it in use on youtube somewhere.
    18 replies | 4390 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    01-02-2016
    RopeArmour replied to a thread Ropetek Hitch Hiker in Gear Forum
    There are two types of static kerns-supple/soft and hard. Static kern makes for easier and improved climbing due to it being tight jacket and more solid core.
    767 replies | 96906 view(s)
  • RopeArmour's Avatar
    12-31-2015
    Here I used 5/8 rope cover and thera tube 1/2" Links to croll. Works well
    49 replies | 7215 view(s)
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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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