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Came across this a few months back but didn't give it much thought at the time..  but after watching a couple of vids from arboristBlairglenn this evening it caught my eye once more..  what seeing as riggings been in vogue on a couple of recent threads.....

 

Anyway, I thought I'd post it up..  see what you think..

 

 

In case anyones interested heres his web site...  https://www.mcdermottsropebrake.com/our-product/

 

BlairGlenn showcasing it...

 

 

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If you are going to Invent something for the sake of inventing at least come up with something useable and practical.  Looks nothing but a massive ball ache to me.  

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Shiny or not it looks useful..  

 

Reg coats uses a rope wrench for light rigging..  my thoughts were he or others might be able to use this gizmo for heavier loads..   

 

Its certainly the sort of thing I'd have if I was doin tree's regular..   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So what advantages does it offer over the safebloc, or natural crotch friction?

Doesn't make any sense, you'd need a groundy to untie the piece anyway so let them apply friction. 

 

A fool and his money...

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1 hour ago, Vespasian said:

Shiny or not it looks useful..  

 

Reg coats uses a rope wrench for light rigging..  my thoughts were he or others might be able to use this gizmo for heavier loads..  

 

 

 

 

 

 

@RC0 what do you think? Can I expect a review video?

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52 minutes ago, Joe Newton said:

So what advantages does it offer over the safebloc, or natural crotch friction?

Doesn't make any sense, you'd need a groundy to untie the piece anyway so let them apply friction. 

 

A fool and his money...

Putting aside the larger circumference bollard on it, and the fact you have more friction by adding more wraps..   its just one more tool that people can use in tree work..

 

It's not a matter of one tools advantage over the other, its just the way some people like to work.. and what tools they like to use..   Like Blairglenn says, theres two dozen ways to get a job done..  

 

for me, the fact the rigging device is up in the tree is why I like the idea....   I'm a one man band so that would suit me..   horses for courses..

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9 minutes ago, Vespasian said:

Putting aside the larger circumference bollard on it, and the fact you have more friction by adding more wraps..   its just one more tool that people can use in tree work..

 

It's not a matter of one tools advantage over the other, its just the way some people like to work.. and what tools they like to use..   Like Blairglenn says, theres two dozen ways to get a job done..  

 

for me, the fact the rigging device is up in the tree is why I like the idea....   I'm a one man band so that would suit me..   horses for courses..

 So you rig one branch, then go down to untie it, climb back up and repeat?

Mind you with all that friction you could rope the best part of a tonne out from the tree...

 

Where do I pay?

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Just now, Joe Newton said:

 So you rig one branch, then go down to untie it, climb back up and repeat?

Mind you with all that friction you could rope the best part of a tonne out from the tree...

 

Where do I pay?

Well seein as for the most part I do the odd tree and don't actually do them that often its more of buzz because of the danger involved and the mental workout figuring it all out.. But yes, thats what I've done in the past..  lowered a branch, natural crotch rigging, climbed down to untie then back up again..

 

I don't mind because I don't care how long it takes..  not to mention its always good practice...   

 

 

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