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  1. Rate My Hinge.

    Pretty good..... not many over the winter.. Almost all stump grinding after hurricane Mathew hit Hilton Head South Carolina, whihc is a heavily wooded and high dollar area..
  2. Rate My Hinge.

    Thanks Steve and others.. All is good... keeps getting better.. Bought a third Rayco RG-100, and working with a good crew right now. Body is holding up OK and family is doing very well. big tree die off about to hit my home area, killing every ash tree in sight... total devastation. MY GF keeps saying how sad she feels.. I already shed my tears when I first heard in 2012.. And from the info from guys that have already gone through the ash borer infestation, and a day seminar last year, it's been clear to me that these trees are going to die. Just getting ready for it... Probably 3-5 years of year round work ...
  3. Rate My Hinge.

    how are you all doing across the pond
  4. Interesting Technique

    No No.., walking to the truck is a waste of energy.. just pick up the phone and call in a helli
  5. Windblow hung up trees

    been saving up the vids Ben.. got a few charmers too! Had an external HD crash, which wasn't backed up, so sent it away and they recovered the 3 years of vids I had on it.. Haven't sorted out the system since then. Was expecting some time this winter, but work got very busy..
  6. Quality vid.

    nice to see a climber that's not afraid to swing some big heads... good mix of excellent work with flashy montage editing... lot of trailer for that truck!
  7. Windblow hung up trees

    The movement off the stump is going to to be much different, depending on whether the tree is still attached to the stump or not...the second video as well as the inserted ash drop in the original vid show the slower movement once the tree is free of the stump (i was actually able to walk away from the cut and wait for the piece to fall).. When the tree is still on the stump the holding strap needs to be smaller.. lots of variables to consider.. the stick is always going to move quickly off the stump.. AND as long as the piece is not top heavy (which is very rare) the but is going to move down and in, away from the cutter. Here's another vid I shot after hurricane Sandy hit the easy coast, in 2012. [ame] [/ame] 2 minutes of cutting and I was down the road... even with a dull saw.. do you really think there are faster and easier methods?
  8. Windblow hung up trees

    part of the issue with presenting techniques informally on youtube is the limitations in time and budget to present a complete explanation.. This vid shows the technique used many times over and if you think that vid was controversial.. try this one:
  9. somebody up there doesnt like me....

    If you just need to get them down, without preserving limber value, you might try this cut. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUQ1p2QPdxU]widowmaker trip.mov - YouTube[/ame]
  10. Unusual or Off the Wall Tree Work

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crapyE4c6ow]Tree Service Newtown Square PA 19073 - YouTube[/ame] Took a big flagpole down show in this video
  11. Bombing it out

    that's what I said when the 35' oak top laid out perfectly flat, bridging the two padding logs on either side of the street.. what did the OP say when that piece took a wild bounce, turned 45º across the hill, and come in behind the lamp post? pretty sure it wasn't bingo... c'mon treequip... how'd ya feel when that piece took a wild bounce?
  12. Bombing it out

    you have to ask the OP that... did he plan on the piece (at :35) taking a funny bounce behind the post???? If he did his skills far surpass my understanding...
  13. Bombing it out

    please consider risk vs reward.. the OP's risk was considerable, with each chunk compounding the chances of hitting the lampost, and the cost of replacement well over $1,000... what did he save by bombing those pieces out?.. a few minutes of lowering?... generally climbers that like to bomb. like that, are not confident in their ability to lower a spar out with a block... in the "throwing a big pine top" vid, the only risk was popping another hole in the hedge, which could have been repaired at no cost, and the only real cost would have been the embarrassment... I have a long standing relationship with that client which would not have been effected.. Here's another video, throwing a big top, which people freaked out about... again though, there was no question in my mind that the top would clear the Jap maple.. the only risk was damage to a low value shrub, which could have easily been replaced [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plEfr6XGZd4]Big oak throw.mov - YouTube[/ame]...
  14. Itchy trigger finger Riggers

    always fun to float those pieces out to the DZ on a pendulum swing.. you might have been able to do that with the but cut too, if you balanced tied it and got the slack out...
  15. Bombing it out

    that first chunk came extremely close to the lampost.. there is no way that I know of to control the direction of a bounce with a chunk that small.. then around 35 seconds another chunck hit to the right of the pole, took a wild bounce diagonally behind the pole and came out to the left... we all play the risk vs reward game from time to time... in that case the risk was not worth the reward IMO.. the cost of replacing that post was probably more than the taking down the tree.. and that little bit of wood behind the post would never have stopped those bits.... the tree could have been taken uphill with a humboldt... a proper humboldt alone would be enough to keep it from sliding back down the hill... however that may not have been the best solution, given that you'd still need to manage all that wood past the lampost.. job done.... no damage.. well done.. and it could have easily gone the other way...


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