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Hahaha, I love the term ‘tree sergeon’, bout as big as a dick fluff as ‘wood astronaught’, you can use that btw. 

Thanks to a couple books, G.F.B’s dvd’s, Reg and august vids, definitely some luck, and reaching into my pants NOT for a wallet for a self proclaimed qualified wood astronaught, shes down. Also was before new years, so it took less than a year, lawl. 

    Took about a 25’ foot top w the ms362, the next segment around 14’ w a 2100cd. Im inexperienced w the long bar and big wood, gassed myself on the 2nd gob, took a lot more work and cleaning to get the desired result. ( I take my time, and aim a little shallow to account for mistakes, fine tune that clay. After the tree punked me on that cut, next day i went to slabbing rounds, then a couple salami cuts when the wood got too heavy to push, in the future id probably rip the spar instead of salami. (This is all about gaining experience friends, have to try a little of everything)

    After burning one tank of gas in the 2100 and only removing maybe 20’, mustered some courage for another directional gob....did just as shitty as the last one. (Was awesome watching that giant totem, detonate a 1’ wide fir) Luckily after that one she was safe to fell.

    I switched my tactics, adapted to my lack of experience and skill, and tried the ol ‘Gerry wide gap hinge’, using two parallel face cuts, and a bore cuts and rock bar to remove it, then a snipe. Worked awesome. Was patting myself on the back since i felt my end result wasnt half bad, cd handlebars rattled off loosing the bolts, had to borrow my buddies ms880,(felt about half as powerful as my 80s model, doesnt make sense to me). My back cut was nice and level on the house side/bad side, then curved w the long bar too low on the uphill. Honestly a very $hitty job. Excuses for myself, I ran out of light struggling, no excuse really, stupid. tree went down perfect tho. Def have a list of mistakes to not repeat.

In the end there was enough wood left to add more to this thread, praise jesus, and thank you for the help hombres! 


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Nice one, well done.


Still can’t officially call yourself a ‘Wood Astronaut’ yet’.

Maybe one day. ;) 



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