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    09-24-2015
    Szajer replied to a thread my struggle in Odds and Ends
    Some of my things.
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    09-24-2015
    Szajer started a thread my struggle in Odds and Ends
    My career as a climbing arborist has come to an end. From 1988 to June 11th 2015. I had an accident while on the job that has cost me for the rest of my life. Without going into details, I wanted to see if this was a place that I was trusted enough to unload my climbing and rigging gear. I'm also on another forum for inline speed skating, they too will get the same message concerning my skate equipment. Anyway, I have lots of stuff and it's all been cared for, cleaned and inspected for damage. Quite frankly, I don't abuse my things and whomever is a recipient is not only going to get great deals, but great tools that border on the brand new. I'll check back for positive response and whether or not to post my items.
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    05-21-2015
    Szajer replied to a thread chainsaw stand in Odds and Ends
    Thats one of the ways i was doing it. But being bent over a tailgate still didn't work for me. Plus, I'm stuck at wherever my vehicle is at, usually direct sunlight. At least with the bikestand, i can move it anywhere i am. And my saw is held perfectly at waist height, or any height i adjust it to.
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    05-20-2015
    Szajer started a thread chainsaw stand in Odds and Ends
    I just had to share this. Its my chainsaw stand fashioned from a bike stand and steel saw clamp. This thing will safely hold my 440 -down to my tree saw. It makes filing a joy, especially since you're not huntched over the powerhead -sharpening, with sweat pouring off you. I don't know about you guys, but when I'm bent over like that, or cutting a felled tree in that half bent position, it literally kills my lower back. So if you happen across an add in craigslist for a bike stand, buy it, you won't regret it.....
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    04-07-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread TreeStuff.Com!!! in Announcements!!!
    Year to date, over $850. spent with TreeStuff! Just getting warmed up ;)
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    04-02-2014
    I was just told by a shop mechanic that the reason for the Stihl not performing up too standard- is the result of a faulty governor. Under load -this governor is supposed to shut off, allowing for extra power to finish the job. He said Stihl has or is fixing this soon. I asked what about the three on the shelf for purchase— he said not to buy them, they're for shit.
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    04-02-2014
    Girlfriends, wives and children everywhere breath a collective sigh of despair. For not do they hold, once again- their beloved's fullest attention.
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    03-30-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread New Zigzag in Climbing Forum
    Im with you on that. The HH has been on my need now list for some time. Thanks for the "weight vs. ZZ" for line minding - Adam! That was my biggest concern.
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    03-30-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread Favorite Ddrt rope? in Climbing Forum
    Im definitely not a fan of fuzzy rope. I'll stick with my New England Tachyon. The pink line this time!
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    03-30-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread Favorite Ddrt rope? in Climbing Forum
    I've been using the New England Tachyon 11.5 for a few years now. I love it, but since I've been at this game for so long now, my parts don't work like when I was 20. Im definitely interested in the Imori for ease of grip. The elasticity of it isn't as big of concern due to knowing tricks of the trade for climbing Ddrt efficiently. So if you guys feel the Imori is easily gripped -I'm all ears. Reg?
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    03-29-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread Favorite Ddrt rope? in Climbing Forum
    Anyone tried the Yale Imori yet? I'm interested in giving it shot....
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    03-28-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread New Zigzag in Climbing Forum
    We'll wait. Now saddle up -you got 1/2 hour to report back.
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    03-28-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread So Cool! in Odds and Ends
    Here's mine.
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    03-28-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread New Zigzag in Climbing Forum
    I'm looking to get one soon. I'm wondering how it will do with 250 total pounds of weight. And as you said, not being able to place mid line is a bugger— but even a bigger loss would be that third hole the hitch climber provides. Does it heat up on quick descents?
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    03-28-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread TreeStuff.Com!!! in Announcements!!!
    I've decided to invest half of every dollar I make this year -back in gear. Good for me — Good for TreeStuff. Can't wait to hear the UPS come rolling up my street -and stopping out front. One of my favorite sounds ;)
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    03-28-2014
    Yep, that's my next harness. But if the jobs roll in quick succession, the ergovation it is instead....
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    03-28-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread TreeStuff.Com!!! in Announcements!!!
    Which style? I was just looking at a pair myself. And though I've yet to cut myself with a moving chain, it'll probably happen now that I'm curious about saw safety. :(
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    03-28-2014
    Szajer posted a visitor message on stig's profile
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    03-28-2014
    I had purchased the Silky file from TreeStuff to sharpen 3 sugoi blades. It works perfect. As you said, it doesn't work for the zubat. Anyway, I resurrected three blades for $25. But sharpening a fourth sugoi wasn't happening too well. I still have it and may give it another go to see if there's any life left on the file. After squinting for the time it took to sharpen them- I wasn't ready for a fourth.
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    03-27-2014
    He sure do talk all funny like.
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    03-27-2014
    Absolutely. I competed against the best using those knots. And to be honest, was even quicker then. Though I'm not giving up my hitch climber anytime soon.
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    03-27-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread ye old suicide knot in Climbing Forum
    He yelps headache on the way down! :lol:
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    03-27-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread TreeStuff.Com!!! in Announcements!!!
    Yep! Did.
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    03-27-2014
    Szajer replied to a thread TreeStuff.Com!!! in Announcements!!!
    Waiting on my first order of two today from TreeStuff. Should be here any moment! And once I found I could afford a few more items, I placed another purchase the next day. Sucks for paying double shipping, but I do love getting gear delivered on multiple days. ;)
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    03-23-2014
    Since I started tree care, 1988 part time groundie, then 1990 full time climber-- I was taught as my primary climbing knot the taught line hitch. I had used this until 1993 where I graduated to a split tail -with a micro pulley to tend a Blake's hitch. It was an awesome step forward in an industry that was quickly changing due to trickle down tech from the mountain and rock climbing community. Now -those knots are no more than relics, from decades of progression. But what about the rookies of today? Should we simply forget these techniques and go straight to the SRT -with a saddle in full regalia of ascending gear, lanyards, pulleys, snaps? Or would it be wise to train with the basics --such as the taught line DRT as the main climbing system? One thing I'll say good about old school knots, especially the taught line, is that it's easily tide with only one hand —and could even be done properly with eyes closed. Should all the tech gadgets be reserved for year one under the belt? Or is the new way -the only way, to train for maximizing time and efficiency....
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