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  1. Thread: September 13 2018

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    Sorry to hear that, Butch.

    Sorry to hear that, Butch.
  2. Thread: How'd it go today?

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    Sticky: Marc, is the area managed or natural where the...

    Marc, is the area managed or natural where the trees are stressed?
  3. Thread: How'd it go today?

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    Sticky: Still... you don't get a large, mixed hardwood...

    Still... you don't get a large, mixed hardwood forest, with trees growing to maturity, if the site conditions have always sucked. I would want to know what has changed. Sometimes you will need to...
  4. Thread: Xillela fastidiosa

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    You need to give us a lot more information. ...

    You need to give us a lot more information. Pictures? Bacterial leaf scorch (BLS), caused by Xylella fastidiosa, is generally considered untreatable though some time can be gained with...
  5. Thread: Sailing

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    Yes, beautiful!

    Yes, beautiful!
  6. Thread: Sailing

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    WOW! That's not something you hear everyday. ...

    WOW! That's not something you hear everyday. Pictures would be great!
  7. Thread: Sailing

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    I had an 18' racing catamaran when I lived in...

    I had an 18' racing catamaran when I lived in California. Loved doing high speed runs throwing up rooster tails on open inland lakes. Sailing and tree work do have much in common.
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    Poll: No. I'm probably not the right guy to make a...

    No. I'm probably not the right guy to make a comment on this as I am a terrible poster, but content matters. Today's social media is chock full of engagement that is meaningless. What's the point?
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    Gary, with an MRS you are going to have half your...

    Gary, with an MRS you are going to have half your rope in the water unless you bag it. Why not go with an SRS and just tie off to the boom? Easy down and up.
  10. Thread: In The News...

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    That is really cool, Jim!

    That is really cool, Jim!
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    So do I, and for that very reason. I climbed on...

    So do I, and for that very reason. I climbed on one for years, totally safe in a moving rope system. With a tail-tied system, the hitch is the same size as the climbing line and it is still safe and...
  12. Thread: climber bite?

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    I could never wear cady pads. Pads don't need to...

    I could never wear cady pads. Pads don't need to be thickly padded to be comfortable, they just need to fit your leg. Leather cups with angled steel inserts is what worked for me. They make them to...
  13. Thread: September 13 2018

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    I suspect you are right, Mick. It must be tuff...

    I suspect you are right, Mick. It must be tuff physically and mentally draining but boredom is a sure sign that the strength is there for "something" just need to figure out what.
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    I guess that pretty well describes me. Fifty...

    I guess that pretty well describes me. Fifty years of tree climbing and I still enjoy putting on my harness and going up the tree. It is a job that fits my personality to a tee. Outdoors and up...
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    Trim the long branch pictured to match the...

    Trim the long branch pictured to match the others, so the outer canopy looks even. You want to leave as much photosynthetic material on as possible but not something that will snap off in a storm. ...
  16. Thread: Lyme disease

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    Lyme disease is bad, but the use of antibiotics...

    Lyme disease is bad, but the use of antibiotics for undefined maladies is not good either. https://www.cdc.gov/features/antibioticuse/index.html
  17. Thread: How'd it go today?

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    Sticky: Good stuff, Jim! Love seeing little glimpses of...

    Good stuff, Jim! Love seeing little glimpses of your ranch life and family.
  18. Thread: zig zag

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    Well, I certainly do! Being able to descend...

    Well, I certainly do!

    Being able to descend smoothly, with one hand, on a non-moving rope, is number one on the list of what a good multisender must be able to accomplish. Conversely, going up...
  19. Thread: zig zag

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    I will be curious to know your thoughts on the...

    I will be curious to know your thoughts on the Akimbo, Jed. I was using my GoFundMe version today on a large willow reduction. It works great for me but I'm not sure I would like the changes RE made...
  20. Good luck, Eric. Having tried many hitch...

    Good luck, Eric. Having tried many hitch configurations I still prefer a simple four wrap with the cross on the spine side. I suspect that most people that become discouraged with the HH have been...
  21. Yeah, Vortex runs fine through all the rope grabs...

    Yeah, Vortex runs fine through all the rope grabs that I have but it is a soft rope and can pick easily when new. Not really a problem though. Vortex has a lot of grip potential so you can normally...
  22. Vortex is 12.7 and is my go to rope with the HH2....

    Vortex is 12.7 and is my go to rope with the HH2. It makes for a fantastic tree working combo, strong and smooth with a static feel while working but has some ability to stretch in an overload...
  23. Thread: zig zag

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    LOL! Change can be good or it can suck but in...

    LOL! Change can be good or it can suck but in either case, it will happen. Just look at the tools we are now climbing with.

    The new acronyms really aren't any longer, but hopefully they will...
  24. Thread: zig zag

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    Yup

    Yup
  25. Thread: zig zag

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    Those two are plenty regardless of how much you...

    Those two are plenty regardless of how much you climb. The best of the best. The ZZ looks cool and, aside from some early problems, seems solid. People that use them all seem to be well-satisfied....
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