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Rich Rule

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About Rich Rule

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    Senior Member, Raffle sponsor 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Birthday 13/09/1974

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  • Location:
    Nesoddtangen - Norway
  • Interests
    Trees, Thai Boxing, Snowboarding,
  • Occupation
    Ekspert Trepleie AS - Arborist / Freelance Climber

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  1. Of course they do. Silly statement. Every manufacturer has had problems in the past. TW are no different. One guy I worked for in the UK had one brand new. It didn’t even make it to the first job. The axle snapped and a wheel fell off. Lots of the early 230’s had chassis problems. Take everything you read on the internet with pinch of salt.
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    Ray Mears

    Really? I was asked by the Fire Arms officer when I lived in London, why do you want a .223 and a .17hmr? I said pest control, foxes. He replied, the .17hmr will take down a fox but it isnt legal. To which I replied, why are you telling me this? Have the regs changed in recent years?
  3. @mikedrums69 Just wondering how you would use the ring. As the conversation was about using a quickie for top anchors. If a ring had been used in that way for a top anchor which is retrievable you would have to pass the climbing end of the line through the ring. 25m tree and maybe another 15 metre if it is a wide crown and you might use a couple of redirects. I wasn’t referring to advancing you anchor. In the scenario of getting top anchor with a throw line but deciding to change to a canopy anchor. I pull a bit of slack though, enough to tie a alpine butterfly and the use the quickie and it’s done. How would ring be used in that scenario?
  4. @mikedrums69 At least your honest about taking an age to pass 30-40 metres of rope through a ring. I get setting it from the floor but how would you do that if you were already aloft and wanted to change base tie to a top anchor?
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    Ray Mears

    I like Ed Stafford and the dude who used to present Tribe, Bruce Parry. I remember in Tribe he had to put his hand in a stump full of Bullet ants. You could just tell from the expressions that it was something he shouldn’t have done.
  6. Mainly gets used for a top anchor. Just set it so the back of the pin is against the trunk. I fail to see how it could come open. I also make sure I set it with the pin in my climbing end, not in the alpine. That way it just spins when you retrieve it.
  7. I use one daily. Sits on my harness. So as not to clutter my kit bag.
  8. Hand throwing. Joe (my mate) had both his throw lines stuck. My main throw line was stuck also. I used a second line which I have lost the Harrison rocket, so threw with a sawpod / throw pod. Luckily didn’t get a “Rick ‘O’ Shea” and it went over 2nd shot. I dont like using the throwpod around buildings. I once fired one with a big shot, it untied the throw line somehow in flight. It went perfectly through the crotch at the top of a bit Larch... then kept on going and going and going. We heard a smack as it hit a roof somewhere in the distance and found it two gardens away. It came down from a great height, I was very surprised it didn’t smash some roof tiles.
  9. It was a bit, but two up and done in 1.5 hours. hardest part was setting lines. 3 throw lines stuck and luckily on the last cube I got top anchor.
  10. This mornings job. Large elm to prune in a tight courtyard. Deadwood, light thin and cut back from the building balconies.
  11. I have been on Pfanner a since for quite a few years. Onto my 7th pair now. +7cm are great. I am also 6’4”.
  12. I don’t tend to get all over RJ’s these days. So it isn’t too bad, even though it can be hard yakker! Whereas in the UK I used to get loads. They became a chore and I hated pretty much every bit of the jobs apart from the final decent out of the tree.
  13. Me too, in the past I have asked them why they didn't get a second climber in? It is usually the guys who can’t do it them selves. Expect you to perform a miracle, so I ask them to get up there and show me how it’s done! Sometimes they listen and have rebooked as it was an honest mistake. A couple of occasions I have walked away and never looked back. I don’t have time to work for people like that.
  14. Worked out we did 4.5 hours climbing for 2 guys. So technically 9 man hours to complete the job. One guy might be able to finish it in a 9 hour shift but tbh, I reckon they’d be goosed afterwards and possibly wouldn’t be able to keep the same pace throughout the day.
  15. Can’t speak for Matty but my job was a PITA. It would have been demoralising for one climber.


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