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SouthSoundTree-

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Have you any need for Kickstarter, or another crowd funding.


Someone posting on treebuzz got 150k for a grappling hook, not nearly as cool as the Akimbo, by a longshot.
 

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holy crumbs! i saw that grapple, it looked cool. i had no idea they raised that much. it is something im going to have to look into for sure.
 

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Absolutely, inventive tree people need to be learning about and using Kickstarter type programs. I think there are at least several others.

Results may be different because of a much smaller user base but hey, even a few thousand $ could take strain off the personal finances and spread risk a bit to those who stand to benifit anyway. That can be a part of the reward for endless hours of thinking and refining etc..
 

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Could also offer the opportunity for supportive types to "pre buy" units off the forum. If you end up going onto a full KS type program those people could be switched into that.
 

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so.. they've been trying to deliver my bolts to the wrong address all week :X. but, the extra time has led me astray and i redesigned the bottom bollard. i never could make a roller work on the bottom, but i finally got it. by adding a pin to the top assembly it pushes the rope off the top roller and grabs harder. hopefully that means it will work on a wider range of rope sizes.:) IMG_1626.jpg IMG_1629.jpg IMG_1627.jpg
 

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ive only had a brief chance to run it today, but i had to check to see if it was still there a couple of times. so smooth!
 

Porkbrick

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got my bolts \\:D/, so i can turn this...
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into this...
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into these!
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unfortunately (or fortunately i guess) i now have to wait for more rollers :whine:.
 
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