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Definately poke thru my hinges more than should- but with Hi Lifts they Definately go over easier, possibly the tension grown into the timber is released ( speshly in big cedars ) k

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31 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

Find it hard to believe how anyone can't understand how/why a tapered hinge works, its pretty straight forward stuff.  Like you I used to use it all the time.


Is your original article still kicking around?  I'd love to get it posted in the article section here.  I may have asked you that before?

Me too Steve... it's still a matter of heated debate in the industry, with one side saying it simply doesn't work or at best is unreliable, and therefore shouldn't be used and the other side standing here with our jaws dropped ...



Here's a link to the article:



and a comment at the buzz from Tony Tresselt, a professional trainer and safety officer for a well respected tree service about an hour from me.:

"I have not nor will I ever teach or use this technique on a arborist production work site. It was bull shit when the article came out, shitty pictures and all, and it’s B. S. now, lacking effect, perdictibality and flys in the face of most if not all safer felling practices."

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What’s this all about? It’s a teaser on YouTube but doesn’t show the footage or explain what’s going onIMG_2154.jpg.95fbd9493d87278bc67256987f9522cb.jpg

It's a mirroredshiftedphotoshopped cut
Only used in the cyber world.
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