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    17 Hours Ago
    M.C. Escher-esque!
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    1 Day Ago
    Good advice, Brian -- we roll with lighted whips on our chipper so it can be seen behind our big ol' 30 yard truck.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread 091 in Chainsaws!
    Wouldn't it be a 990 or 991, given the newer numbering schemes? Maybe it would feature the jet engine of their prototype from a few years back: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Aog-6mFPcY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Martial Arts in The Rec Room
    Just showing that age besets us all -- slowing down and losing the "lean look" from days past. He's still great at Kenpo, 20+ years later! And to apply it universally (beyond Americans): the match where Sakuraba was finally beaten by a Gracie (Ralek Gracie), it was clear that he was nowhere near his prime, with very slow movements and a hint of paunch showing.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Chipper question... in Chainsaws!
    Ya, it's funny -- ours is a Vermeer BC1800, monster that can eat 18"x24" logs no problem. But when it comes to the brush chipping, as in BC, it tends to bog down with a full hopper of limbs and foliage, or a conifer top. Too much mulchy material all at once, versus the hard wood fibers.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread Martial Arts in The Rec Room
    Check out Jeff Speakman in his prime: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KciDRuoETw0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> More recently: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iOwOdAye5fY" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    2 Days Ago
    At least he's not vanishing into the night like a ninja. 2 months of notice is a good, reliable man. And maybe it will give him enough time to really consider his options and if it looks to work out, or goes up in smoke.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Crouching tiger here. As a crew, we well realize how quickly true deals get snatched up. Trying to build up a capital fund in order to facilitate quick purchases and upgrades for deals that suddenly come on the radar.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Friday's job wasn't stump grinding this week -- it was being the "Back Out Boys" and going back to 2 properties to fix ruts. We had popped them up with pitchfork & shovel after the job, but then the succeeding rains caused them to collapse back in. So I went to the landscaping supply place and got 2 yards of topsoil went back with 2 others and spent almost 2 hours filling in the ruts, tamping and raking it over to feather it in. Looked decent at the end of it. But proving the case for AlturnaMats -- would have saved us the 2 hours + $100 in topsoil. And this is just two jobs -- spring rains are coming!
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    2 Days Ago
    First-person digger: Stanley Black & Decker’s remote control for excavators Eliminate a helper/spotter -- increase productivity they say. I could see how a different POV/vantage point could be advantageous while working with heavy equipment.
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    2 Days Ago
    "Just lay a pile of $100s on the back of your crane/bucket truck and drive down the Interstate. Same net effect, boys!"
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    4 Days Ago
    PM me some details?
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    4 Days Ago
    Sorry to not be more clear -- that was 15 years ago and I don't have an actual pic of it on file, so I found one that was similar. X-ray said no break, just mega ligament damage.
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    4 Days Ago
    Snow melt has contributing to flooding around here. Rivers are swollen around here, particularly the Missouri River, which we crossed over into Missouri today. The fields around it are a flood plain and they were flooded, up to the tires on the irrigation sprinklers in the field. It hadn't breached the levy around the field, but it was pretty impressive. I-29 is closed from St. Joseph, Missouri up to Council Bluffs, Iowa due to flooding. Volunteers have been sand bagging along river towns, and things have crested. But now we're predicted to have more rain over the weekend, so we'll see how things go. Not as bad as the '93 floods so far.
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    Stumpshot replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I don't know if anything wouldn't have left ruts in this loamy lake-area soil that was still mucky from water run off of the rains last week. But the chipper tends to make the worst ruts, since switching tires to 4000lb. thinner ones than the stock factory ones (hard to find replacements for those). They cut like a knife, leaving sharp, crisp ruts.
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    4 Days Ago
    Ouch. Did a bunch of stump grinding Monday and could tell in my hands that the operating of the levers was very hard on the hands. Maybe very noticeable after being away in Florida for 10 days and then coming back to it. But I've had bouts where my hands would spasm and go into a clench -- like a charley horse of the hands. I think I tend to grip the chip truck steering wheel too hard as well, but I'm making a conscious effort to relax the hands while driving. But it's automatic to grip like crazy driving through Kansas City in-town traffic. Have to be ready for a split second defensive maneuver. I have some measure of instant relief doing the Wanderlei Silva hand roll: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pLh_O4RyuB8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    4 Days Ago
    Still about a month out and lots of estimates out. Bucket truck is working out great, use it on most jobs nowadays, unless it's a tree way out back. We won't forget our climbing skills, though!
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    4 Days Ago
    Stumpshot replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Worked for a friend's mother today at a friendly day rate, by a private lake in an exclusive neighborhood. Rolled with the bucket truck & chip truck today. I did a canopy raising on a white oak, then removed six small hackberries along the property line along with briars and other saplings. We took out two silver maples (clear drops) and a medium hackberry. First full day of spring, and I was sweating a good bit even at 60˚F -- salt stains on the t-shirt. She bought us gourmet pizza and energy tea for lunch -- yum! Fixed a few shorter ruts and again picked up the plywood highway leading to the back yard. AlturnaMats coming soon. Our $50 deal on sheets of OSB & random plywood is quickly getting chewed up after 2-3 jobs.
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    4 Days Ago
    Not my own photo -- just representative of the injury (black/purple, double size foot). I didn't have the bacon look, that's for sure.
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    4 Days Ago
    Same with my ankle ligament injury. Would've been better if I would've broken it, but 8 weeks of physical therapy and not letting it atrophy and continuously working it since have kept the range of motion open and helped bring improvement where it felt as though it would never fully heal. But there is scar tissue and soreness develops flexing on terrain and by end of day. I'll never run any distance again, but at least I'm daily functional.
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    4 Days Ago
    I have a Fresnel lens from an old school big screen TV. It can enlarge things HUGELY like that (and more). Or on the more devious end, you can reverse it and focus sunlight to the point of frying an egg, boiling water, or melting metal! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jrje73EyKag" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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