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  1. plank_pusher

    Cousin Atrax Rope

    Are you using it whit hitch or mechanicals? Planing to use it whit ZZ Using it with the petzl zigzag
  2. plank_pusher

    Cousin Atrax Rope

    I've got a 60m length, super smooth and nice. Very soft in the hands, I'm very happy with it but not sure on its durability
  3. plank_pusher

    Tendon Ropes

    Got any pictures or info on said new ropes?
  4. plank_pusher

    New climbing rope

    Cousins atrax 11.5mm is one of the nicest ropes I've ever had. Nice and soft in the hand but great through devices and ascenders
  5. plank_pusher

    Non protective climbing boots.

    I've got the arbpro Evo 2's, got them from gustharts. Some of the comfiest boots I've ever worn. Super light and great for climbing
  6. saw a video a few months ago of some guy using chalk on pine cut (presumably to prevent sap getting everywhere) just wondering if anyone has used this or something similar? thanks in advance
  7. looking at making an adjustable length rope bridge for my treemotion with a kong duck. i know that not all ropes are suitable for bridges. so what ropes are suitable? also if anyone has pics of their adjustable bridge id be keen to see them cheers
  8. plank_pusher

    non protective climbing boots

    Was looking at the Salewa crows. My only concern was that the heel was maybe a touch soft and low for a foot ascender, thought the strap around the heel might dig in
  9. plank_pusher

    non protective climbing boots

    Geez Mick, sorry to hear and see that. i wouldnt be wearing them on the ground on site. the entire idea of the new training office is to increase safety and reduce accidents so if i wore non protective boots for work it wouldnt look too great. I'd be wearing them for teaching and walking the mutts mainly but i get where your concern is from wish you a speedy and good recovery man
  10. plank_pusher

    non protective climbing boots

    recently landed myself some teaching work, so i don't need to be wearing heavy chainsaw boots all day everyday, plus contract climbing it would be nice for those big silky prunes to have some non protective boots to wear, also i'll be doing a fair bit of walking in them and since i've heard from a few folks that the arbpro soles don't last great i think ill stay away from them so i'm looking for suggestions been looking at the lowa cevedales, la sportiva trangos and salewa crows. would love to get some andrew walking boots since i've got the andrew cervino boots at the moment and love them to bits but struggling to find a stockist anywhere (nevermind in little old adelaide) i'd like whatever i get to be resole-able so i can get a few years out of them atleast, and something that i can buy in australia with relative ease what do you guys suggest?
  11. plank_pusher

    Not another climbing rope topic

    Recently bought myself the tuefelberger drenaline, was going well until it began fraying and accidentally clipped it with my spikes. So i have two questions 1. Anyone tried splicing drenaline? 2. Any recommendations that isn’t “tachyon” or “poison ivy” for a durable 24 strand 11-12mm rope with low stretch (not much to ask for i know). Was looking at Yale Limelite (because it looks sexy) thanks all
  12. plank_pusher

    Teufelberger Drenaline

    I’ve had my drenaline a couple of months now. Good rope for the money. Low stretch, tends beautifully through the spiderjack 2.1, paired with the ropeguide it was my go-to rope. UNTIL ... after about 10 climbs (2-4 hours at very most) i noticed more than a few frays, from what i can only presume would be from ascenders or rough bark. Then one day i slipped while doing a removal and just say clipped my rope with my spike and now I don’t feel safe using the slaiced end. Going to try splice the other end, otherwise it will be retired to just SRT (which it is very nice for i have to admit) won’t be upset if it is just an SRT rope but would have loved for it to be more durable i guess.
  13. Hi all I'm looking at becoming a contract climber in the next couple of months. I'm based in Adelaide and have been for the last 4-5 years and haven't had much chance to travel. I'd like to be able to jet out to different places for a couple of weeks to a month at a time and work for one or more companies. Also will need work in Adelaide if anyone on here needs a contractor. I have CS's 30, 31, 38, 39, 40, 41 and chipper, also have high risk license, white card, rail card and police check. Been climbing about 5-6 years and have worked for a few of the large firms in Adelaide. Been a crew leader and all of them bar one. Have my own full climbing kit, rigging kit and a few saws. If you're interested contact me via email - Tam_staple@hotmail.com
  14. Hi all I've been wearing pfanners for the last few years now and I've sworn by them since day 1 of having them but I'm beginning to realise they're probably a bit hot especially in Adelaide's heat The new husky technicals and technical extremes look really good but I can't get a pair to view before forking out the cash. Any opinions on the new husky pants? Are the extremes worth the extra dough? Do they seem durable? Do they have good ventilation or do they look like theyd be hot AF? If not the huskys what about the SIP arborist pants? Thanks. Look forward to your feedback
  15. plank_pusher

    Climbers wanted in Adelaide, Australia

    Fancy a change in scenery and better weather? Adelaide has both, and there's a job waiting here for the right candidates. We are seeking qualified Climbing Arborists to fill our ranks. if you are : - drug free (non-negotiable) - qualified as an arborist - have a minimum of CS30, CS31 and CS38 - be able to climb on a daily basis then please apply. We are willing to take post-graduate students from college providing they meet our criteria. As one of Adelaide's largest tree companies Austral offers job security, opportunity for self improvement and development, the chance to work in and see multiple states around Australia, a great working environment with fantastic equipment and sponsorship opportunities for the right overseas candidates. To apply go to : www.australtree.com.au/employment or email : tam_staple@hotmail.com


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