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I'm the same. Bit of The Jam, Town called malice is good along with Erasure and a few others.

 

I really find it helps.

 

The biggest thing I have to negotiate is:

DONT PUT A DEADLINE BEFORE SAFETY!

 

They're called "DEADLINES" for a reason. So many accidents can be avoided by thinking things through!

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A good crew who know what they are doing is key.

Communicate, concentrate & respect.

Tiredness can kill. The tree will still be there tomorrow.

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A good crew who know what they are doing is key.

Communicate, concentrate & respect.

Tiredness can kill. The tree will still be there tomorrow.

 

im with you on this Kenty:thumbup::thumbup: Stay safe

its a Fantastic industry to work in:thumbup1:

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I stay in bed.

Ok... how do you then get the bed, with you in it up and down the tree. Maybe plug-in, listen to some trance, then levitate up and down through the canopy.

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If I get scared or nervous, I normally start singing. What ever comes into my head. Very loud, very high pitched, and most of all, very badly. The ground lads take the mick, I respond with even more annoying songs. Pretty soon you forget why you're scared with all the banter going on.

 

Erasure - Little Respect works brilliantly.

 

I always end up humming the tune by that boy band Hanson , um bop :blushing:

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If it's music to heighten the mind I find playing Eye of the tiger or Dangerzone... On the way to the 'big job' full tilt..

 

If I do play it I'm sending a message to the chaps and my self that 'today's not the day to piss around' --- 'A' game time...

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Keep hydrated. I once read; 10% dehydration is 10% loss of concentration

 

What he said - when you're thirsty it's too late, you are already dehydrating.

 

Russ

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Arbclimber 5 is out.Arb Climber Magazine - Home

The article I ahve written "Staying Alive" is the best we could do with the information availble. thanks to all those who have contributed to this knowledge.

Here is a sample.

OPENING “It is better to be careful 100 times than to get killed once." (Mark Twain)

Staying alive and the hate of pain are at the forefront of this article. Hate of pain in reference to what we endure as arbclimbers and as has happened so many times in the past to those who suffered at the hands of death. How do we avoid accidents? We avoid them by managing fatigue, distraction, performance and applying sound techniques, tools or a system to ensure optimal performance. We have all suffered and survived moderate to severe physical trauma including; contusions, abrasions, lacerations, and bone fractures as well as the more common soft tissue injury to ligaments, muscles, tendons from sprain, strain and over use of specific body parts. Our scars should not be a badge of honour for our efforts but more a motivator to positively address performance. The following article is one arbclimbers study in preventing accidents through systematic method of anticipating failures, evaluating and pretesting practices and plans, controlling out comes, transitioning and applying solutions to recover/rest, to recognize stress and life threatening accidents. Pain is the symptom of a deficiency or excess in our routine, life and work.

Anticipate, Evaluate and Pretest, Control Outcomes, Practice and Plan and finally Transition for failure as well as success. I say failure in the way that knowing what can go wrong is as crucial as to knowing what can go right.

 

thanks again to those who contribute!

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I always end up humming the tune by that boy band Hanson , um bop :blushing:

 

 

Haha I do this too, if I start getting a bit unsettled by something I start singing or whistling, just settles my mind and helps me concentrate.

 

On a serious note, don't rush things...I'm not the fastest climber in the world, but always get down out the tree in one piece..

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