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I find that by the time you’ve done all that roping, adjusting, in/out shake it all about stuff it’s quicker to use conventional rigging and take it in smaller pieces.

Most of the time I’d agree but had a lot of space and four ground guys. Just had to make sure the branches didn’t land on a hedge. Could send stuff down in bigger lumps and had the next one tied by the time they’d dragged it round to the chipper.

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Yeah I can certainly see that being an issue on smoother branches with few laterals! I did try to tie the hitches in places that had a lateral to stop that.

I’ve never used the hubs before. Have wondered what they are like to use. What are they like in terms of adjusting? With the spider leg you can obviously slide the hitch up and down the rope.

The hub is maybe a bit of an unnecessary expense as you can stick an extra leg or two on the steel figure of 8 if needed. Most of my rigging I will use the two fixed legs just as it’s quicker to set up and get sent back and keeps your eye in for balancing, if your really tight on targets and need the need to keep the limb level it’s easy enough to add a third adjustable leg on a Prussic , personally I prefer using a Kong ropeman but I do feel adjustable legs are a waste of time, if you get the balance points wrong from badly reading the limb it will still tip or drop.
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