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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Price adjustment. Now $95.00!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    :lol:You guys are scaring away all my customers. No cooties here. Haha. Smell fresh as a daisy. I am offering total disclosure on the separation around the toe. Gotta say the soles look brand new on the bottom.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Sorry about the two upside down pictures. I tried to delete it and put it back right side up but now I have duplicates.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    I bought two pairs for my daughter. She decided she wanted something lighter. Advertising the two pairs separate. This pair looks like it was almost never worn! Like new. Reduced 95.00 plus shipping.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Bought two pair on EBay for my daughter. She decided she wanted something lighter. I am advertising the two pairs separately. This pair is obviously worn but still in good condition in most areas. There is a piece of rubber glued to the right inner tongue. Not sure if it is a repair or a modification. Also the rubber toe guards are separating from the uppers mostly on the left boot. Now reduced. Asking $24.00 plus shipping.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    06-26-2019
    I have not bought it yet but I would like to see the instructions. I will pm you.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    06-24-2019
    I have tried making the natural horseman style leads. I just need find some buyers or takers. Had not thought of sheep or cows.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    06-24-2019
    Appreciate the tip. Lots of rope I did not know about. https://www.roblineropes.com/en/products/cruising/product/detail/sirius-500-1/
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    06-24-2019
    There is a lot for me to think about in your kind reply. Thanks for pointing out Sirius is a double braid. I had mis-read the Honey Bros catalog. I thought it said not splice able. Also appreciate you telling me about Marlow Vega kernmantel splicing instructions. I had no idea that any kernmantel was splice able. That was a mind blower.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    06-18-2019
    Welcome KCferry! Also If later on you find splicing interesting Samson double braid polyester climbing ropes are easy to work with.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    05-30-2019
    I have not found the HH2 to be as fussy with cords as much as how those cords are tied and adjusted. With so many new cords out now you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't play around with some. As you work through different setups don't settle for mediocre performance. The HH2 can work as well as any tool I have tried when dialed in but nothing out there can match its compact, rugged, straight through design. Thanks! I have Richards video of different HHX hitches and am working through them.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    05-28-2019
    Burnham: Strong recommendation. I will be all ears! Dave: I appreciate your feedback on Vortex. I will go ahead with that rope. I was a little concerned about how it fits in a foot or knee ascender. I found a short piece and tried it out. No problem. What hitch cord do you like with vortex? I played a little low and slow with Marlow Boa and the HHX today but I don't have it dialed in yet. I might be able to go with a larger diameter cord.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    05-27-2019
    Hi R0ck1R0ck2, Are you still around? I am in the market for a new climbing rope and wanted to tap into the tribal wisdom here. I re-read this thread so I don't waste your time. I have been rec climbing on the HH2 and Yale 11.7 since 2016 based on suggestions in this thread. It's been a great rope and I might buy another! But...I have an itch to go with the Samson V series. I have caught the splicing bug and want to be able to make a lanyard if I ever needed to cut the end off my climbing line. I have successfully spliced Yale Blue Moon (thanks to Nicks video series) but if I had to choose I would rather splice Samson any day! I had a very long Velocity 11mm lanyard which I tried with the HH2 today. It works ok but is kinda skinny. Has anyone used Voyager 11.8mm in the HH? I am also interested in the Vortex 12 mm. I readthat you (Rocker) liked it and I think Peter up in Canada did also. Has anyone recently used Vortex in the HH? Does Vortex fit well in ascenders? Eric
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    01-11-2019
    Curious how you prepare your business or your own home life? We are expecting our first heavy snow of this season. (Probably not too major compared to some of your climates) I was at Lowes and saw people buying snowblowers and repair parts for snowblowers. I started to wonder if I should go into full prepper mode! I have a job tomorrow for a neighbor I can walk to.... Check. Plenty of food and water and batteries: check. I stopped at the library and got 4 DVDs ...and an analog book, just in case! Now I am washing clothes and dishes in case power goes out.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    07-11-2018
    Anything to report? The suspense!
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    07-03-2018
    Bootsmagee How?s it going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    06-14-2018
    Listened to the whole thing. Every word is fascinating. So much information.
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    06-12-2018
    Eric H-L replied to a thread Gecko feedback in Climbing Forum
    DMc, Thanks for your kind words and wise advise. I will hold off on using ascenders while I am learning climbing irons. Before I read your answer I tried spiking up with a lanyard and my usual self tending SRT system. I neglected to weight the rope and it did not self tend. Now I know what to do. I tried it again after reading your post and found it very reassuring to have two ropes to stop me when I gaffed out. I was testing pole spikes and tree spikes to see if the bark was thin enough for the pole spikes. It wasn?t and I was spinning my spurs...but came to no harm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    06-11-2018
    Eric H-L replied to a thread Gecko feedback in Climbing Forum
    Wanted my first climbers for ?recreational removals? I read this and got the aluminum Geckos with DMM shanks. Now I am looking for removal trees to practice on. Did a few exercises around the base of the utility pole in my yard with tree spikes! Now I have pole spurs also but have but not had time to try yet. Also have tried the tree spikes in a tree in my yard slated for eventual removal. Very comfortable but I am pretty clumsy still need more practice low and slow. Two questions. My pole spurs have a rectangular step about 1/16? deep under upper hole but the tree spurs that came with the climbers don?t. This recess does not seem to affect attachment but I wonder if they are correct? Is there a mating protrusion on the classic Gecko? Second question: Are there any good options for foot ascender attachment? I did not think of this when I chose the DMM version. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    05-20-2018
    Update: I have a friend who is a MD. I am doing electrical work in trade for training and supplies and materials. For wilderness emergency use only. Not to replace medical treatment when possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    04-26-2018
    Great tip! Gracias. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    04-26-2018
    Really appreciate your assessment of the risks. What size and material suture do you use? It seems as complicated as choosing a climbing line and hitch cord! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    04-26-2018
    I am looking for something to practice on. Thinking of getting a chicken from the supermarket. After I am done suturing...If I cook it should I share with my wife and kids what it went through before landing on their plate? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    04-25-2018
    Pctree Great story! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    04-25-2018
    Years ago I knew a carpenter who had a chainsaw accident while cutting firewood. He stitched up his leg using his wifes needle and thread. When I heard this story I cringed. I thought *no way* would I ever consider doing this. Fast forward 20 years with my health insurance shifting more costs to me every year. I had a mishap with a box cutter. I patched knee with adhesive strips and it seems to be healing well. It just got me thinking about whats available on the internet now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    04-01-2018
    Eric H-L replied to a thread Haas splice in The House Of Splice!
    I posted a crude prototype on the Homemade gear thread in the Gear Forum. Now I have sewn a leather sleeve to hide the tubes and pulley.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    04-01-2018
    Does polydyne require special splicing instructions because of the polyester jacket and nylon core? I see WesSpur says its spliceable.
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    12-16-2017
    Love this story! Bet they used it to tie a ladder on a truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Eric H-L's Avatar
    12-12-2017
    (Recreational Climber) When I was learning to throw it was a time consuming process to get a good tie in point. I bought cheap hollow braid from big box store and left lines all over. My neighbors were intrigued. In addition to animal damage of my climbing lines I was concerned about theft and also providing a temptation to kids to get hurt. Then I realized I was saving time but losing opportunities to practice throwing. Now I would only leave a dedicated non life support line if I really needed to come back to a place and time was of the essence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Loved tree climbing since I was a kid. I went to Metro Arborist a few years ago to get a chain sharpened, bought Jepson's book and my life has never been the same!
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Indianapolis
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Rec.Tree Climbing, Leatherworking, Sailing, Splicing
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Industrial and Commercial Electrician

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