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9 hours ago, Ryanfalkland said:

Actually quite difficult to find some decent pictures as all are focused on mountain bikers.

 

Here is a couple videos of the trails.

 

https://m.pinkbike.com/video/244493/

 

https://m.pinkbike.com/video/330292/

 

All the trails are on here.

why do most of the interesting videos i watch have shit music on them ?

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1 minute ago, spuddog0507 said:

why do most of the interesting videos i watch have shit music on them ?

 

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Wow!  This thread grew legs since I last looked at it.

 

Can only find one picture of serious blow on the computer, taken by the harvester driver.  I'm the little orange blob in the middle of it.  Serious blow is best described as "challenging" and it seems a lot of people are worried this is what you're getting yourself into. 

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By the sounds of it you're not actually going to be dealing with any serious windblow events - the landowner will do that, so you're really looking at single and a few trees down at a time which should be bread and butter to your cutters if they are experienced enough (no need to post a cv, I'll believe you have access to proper cutters).

 

FISA guides, as I think I said before, are a pretty good starting point for generic stuff, and available for free from the FISA website.  Other than that, as said before, shut the trail first, keep it shut until the hazard is removed.  No lone working.  Cutters to be fully PPE'd up.  Saws and equipment to be in good working order.  Emergency access agreed - location, type of access (4*4? Mountain Rescue? Helicopter), nearest hospital etc.  Assess tension in stems before and during cuts.  Restrain root plates with winch if required.  Re-evaluate after each cut.  Banksman/woman may be required.  All these in no particular order.

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9 hours ago, Spruce Pirate said:

Wow!  This thread grew legs since I last looked at it.

 

Can only find one picture of serious blow on the computer, taken by the harvester driver.  I'm the little orange blob in the middle of it.  Serious blow is best described as "challenging" and it seems a lot of people are worried this is what you're getting yourself into. 

1383314553_GaradbhanBlow.thumb.jpg.79b336ef95639381e99c28adbeb9c4a2.jpg

 

By the sounds of it you're not actually going to be dealing with any serious windblow events - the landowner will do that, so you're really looking at single and a few trees down at a time which should be bread and butter to your cutters if they are experienced enough (no need to post a cv, I'll believe you have access to proper cutters).

 

FISA guides, as I think I said before, are a pretty good starting point for generic stuff, and available for free from the FISA website.  Other than that, as said before, shut the trail first, keep it shut until the hazard is removed.  No lone working.  Cutters to be fully PPE'd up.  Saws and equipment to be in good working order.  Emergency access agreed - location, type of access (4*4? Mountain Rescue? Helicopter), nearest hospital etc.  Assess tension in stems before and during cuts.  Restrain root plates with winch if required.  Re-evaluate after each cut.  Banksman/woman may be required.  All these in no particular order.

Great, thanks for all the info lads.

 

Yeh the area we lease just isn't big enough to have a major event that we would be responsible for. 

 

Think i have everything i need now. 

 

Cheers to all.

 

And if anyone wants to get involved with the project you would be most welcomed. 

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