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He's a legend world wide, not just in Oz!
Great videos.
I've always called it lowering, no matter what I use.
I was self taught so used what I had.
Always the biggest cheapest rope I could get and ask for an eye on it.
I don't know knots so I always used carabiners.
For attachment and friction if required.
Where Graeme wraps I add a carabiner.
And instead of wraps on the main stem i use a peg of another limb.
Again I just did what I had to as no one showed me.
I've learned something tonight!
Thanks

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12 hours ago, Stephen Blair said:

He's a legend world wide, not just in Oz!
Great videos.
I've always called it lowering, no matter what I use.
I was self taught so used what I had.
Always the biggest cheapest rope I could get and ask for an eye on it.
I don't know knots so I always used carabiners.
For attachment and friction if required.
Where Graeme wraps I add a carabiner.
And instead of wraps on the main stem i use a peg of another limb.
Again I just did what I had to as no one showed me.
I've learned something tonight!
Thanks

How do you use a carabiner to add friction?

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How do you use a carabiner to add friction?


Instead of putting wraps around the tree, put it round then add a carabiner, so choking the rope to the stem.
Once it’s cut and hanging you can take it off or leave it if you feel you need it.
I rarely lower now, pretty much Zip line everything.
Or Death slide as I always called it before it got renamed.
Self tending, controlled zip line into yourself with 1 rope is a handy method for light stuff over sheds, greenhouses, obstacles.
I can’t imagine working at the heights and forces Graeme and the Ozz guys work at!

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I think this is worth a bump for those who haven’t seen it.

Natural crotch rigging and climber lowering is a bit of a forgotten art and one of my favourite little tricks for speeding a job up.

 

Also, my nephew met Grahame Macmahon in an arborist store today (yesterday) in Melbourne, so it reminded me of this vid.

 

My advice watch the second one before the first.

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I heartily agree with Mick. I’ll often run a bit down on the three strand if the ground are busy and haven’t unclipped the nice rope yet. Or just whenever suits. 
 

I saw a lovely climber friction system on an August Hunicke video a few weeks ago. Uses a couple of slings and biners so kinder to nice ropes. I’ll find it later on the laptop. 

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