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    Not a vid too, but not a close call either, a real one in a similar situation as Mick's.
    Some years ago, I was felling the spar of a big willow. The trunk had some odd shape, plus side and back leans. Buddy found that I took too much time banging on the wedges and he decided to do it himself. His business and job. Me, always a little rookie feeling at this time. I gave him the axe and watched. Almost all the work was already done to lift the trunk, so it didn't take long to push it over. Problem, he stayed right at the stump to see the crash. The banana shape of the trunk got him : when the trunk landed, its butt jumped up and to the side, caught his leg sideway and pinned it on the ground.
    Somehow twice lucky : for one, the butt continued to roll a little more and barely fried his leg. Secondly, the ground was covered by a mattress of thin limbs, I think that did saved his leg, only breaking it under the knee instead of crushing it.

    That prints some pics in the memory !

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    Steve Austin has to use his bionic powers after gassing out on the climb up but throws a huge top to redeem himself. They don't make tv like they used to.




    https://youtu.be/u1vzLWp9eSA

    Last edited by MasterBlaster; 07-19-2018 at 10:24 AM. Reason: FTFY

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    That was AWESOME, I can't believe I missed that episode! I like how the trunk diameters change from shot to shot, or the "15 feet!" I was especially curious to see how he was gonna get around all those limbs, but I see it was easy! They just used another tree!

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    That was a hoot!!
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    Did you see the Log Rolling one?

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    I musta been doing my homework that night!

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