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Hi Guy's ,

I've finally decided to get rid of my Klein spikes and am really looking for any recommendations on what to replace them with up to about £250.

 

Cheers all and stay safe and busy in these winds

Dan  

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I went from  Klien pole and tree gaffs ...... a pair of each to Treehog  spikes  which came with long and short gaffs .

The longer tree gaffs are  perfect for everything  . Comfortable and wallet friendly . 

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I also have tree hog spikes  i lost the short spike (like the idiot I am. I keep meaning to order a short pair  ) and only have the long spikes and they work well on any type of tree only issue you can have with the longer spike is that they can get stuck in a bit tight at times  and you have to work them out which for me is ok as a prefer the spike to be in further in  as I like the sense of security  of having the spike deeper

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Been meaning to ask about short and long gaffs. I've the treehog spikes. I don't spike very often so have always used the long gaffs, as they're for trees and the short ones are for poles. I'm a small guy, shoe size is 6.5. It always feels like I'm just balancing on the spikes, that my feet aren't contacting the tree significantly. Would the short gaffs help?

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2 hours ago, Bloom said:

Been meaning to ask about short and long gaffs. I've the treehog spikes. I don't spike very often so have always used the long gaffs, as they're for trees and the short ones are for poles. I'm a small guy, shoe size is 6.5. It always feels like I'm just balancing on the spikes, that my feet aren't contacting the tree significantly. Would the short gaffs help?

Your feet shouldn't contact the tree when your spikes are in, or do you mean when limb walking?

 

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4 hours ago, Husqvarna King said:

Your feet shouldn't contact the tree when your spikes are in, or do you mean when limb walking?

 

If I'm chogging down a stem my only points of contact are my lanyard, safety line and the spikes. Even the toe end of my boots are off the tree. Feels like I'm kinda just swinging there, particularly when the saw goes in. Just thought the shorter gaffs might get my toe end to rest on the tree to stop lateral movement when I'm cutting.

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10 minutes ago, Bloom said:

If I'm chogging down a stem my only points of contact are my lanyard, safety line and the spikes. Even the toe end of my boots are off the tree. Feels like I'm kinda just swinging there, particularly when the saw goes in. Just thought the shorter gaffs might get my toe end to rest on the tree to stop lateral movement when I'm cutting.

I normally have my feet at "ten to two"as you may say none of my foot is normally touching the tree and I'm size eleven. Lean back into your lanyard and you'll have no worries, also if you feel unstable, cross your lanyard over in front of you or choke it off, 👍

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