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Hi guys, I've been looking and looking but I can't find anything that I could lower a branch with that would self release once its on the ground if I'm working on my own. The best I've come up with is a slip knot but it would require one rope with two lines. Is there a device for such a thing? 

 

Many thanks in advance for replies. 

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Sling the branch (biner on the sling), U or V lower, pull a clean end through the biner.

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Shit drawing and obviously stupid rigging/lowering points etc but you get the idea.

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Tim Bloomfield 'Luckeleven' invested in a crowdfunded piece of kit which allows just that.

Wee device opens out when tension released enabling recovery.

 I'm sure he'll breeze by shortly and preach it's virtues.

  Stuart

 

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1 hour ago, AHPP said:

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Shit drawing and obviously stupid rigging/lowering points etc but you get the idea.

Neat idea, but there are no targets, so why are you lowering, just drop it 😁

 

Also, why is it being felled?

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14 minutes ago, A J S arboriculture said:

I'm working over a road, need to swing into farm field and need a quick release, I think I'm going to just twin rope it with a slip not. 

Also consider cut and chuck. You can still sling the pieces to get a good swing and release on them. Short lengths of rope with knotted tails are easier to release than getting a loop tape sling stuck on your hand.

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