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  1. So all the nitpicking around legislation aside what is this actually for? Is it so the insurance companies don't have to pay out if you didn't have a second line installed? Experienced climbers have been climbing for years without incident and as far as I'm aware the best way of preventing falling out the tree is to just not cut your rope. Take your time and think about what you're doing before you do it. If there's a risk to cutting your mainline, rethink and reposition. This twinline nonsense will cause more accidents than it prevents. /my2cents
  2. I spoke to a husqy rep about this last winter. They said they will run in the cold, but you can't store them. He couldn't give me figures of how long it would take for the battery to discharge but having used one last winter in england, I certainly noticed the battery life suffered drastically, and that was taking it out the boot and cutting straight away. If the saw is hanging off your harness for any length of time in the tree, the battery will suffer regardless of where you keep it in between. It sucks as I love the t536xp but I will have to buy a petrol topper just for the winter
  3. I spoke to a husqy rep about this last winter. They said they will run in the cold, but you can't store them. He couldn't give me figures of how long it would take for the battery to discharge but having used one last winter in england, I certainly noticed the battery life suffered drastically, and that was taking it out the boot and cutting straight away. If the saw is hanging off your harness for any length of time in the tree, the battery will suffer regardless of where you keep it in between. It sucks as I love the t536xp but I will have to buy a petrol topper just for the winter
  4. Never been to a tea room dance so shouldn't be an issue. What about walking through a forest? I find the airstreams are actually pretty clunky and restrictive are the zermatts the next level for spiking comfort or are they good to walk in too?
  5. Thanks, after a little reading they seem to not be rated so well for spikes. 95% of my work is spike climbing - would you still reccomend?
  6. Yeah - but very entertaining ones at least
  7. Have the tree removed and replant another in a more suitable location in the garden. Cutting the roots of a tree is just going to cause you all sorts of problems and may not actually solve the one you're trying to solve.
  8. Thankyou, I've not heard of Andrews. What made you make the change? I'll do some research
  9. Ha, what are the odds. One of the foresters I'm working with in Sweden is an old business partner of the guy who created woolpower (supposedly. He's also told me he's been a chauffeur for the Russian mafia) and he raves about how good they are. I'll try a pair out, thanks for the reccomendation [emoji106]
  10. Hello all, come for some advice and info about boots. I've had meindl airstreams from day 1 and never had any complaints...untill it gets below -5. I find with the steel toes and steel midsoles they turn Into little freezers in the snow. Can anyone reccomend some comfy boots with a different (warmer) protective material? Alternatively does anyone know of any boot warmers/heated socks that are worth investing in? Cheers!
  11. Thankyou! I found those earlier but nice to know its definitely what I need. Only problem is I'm working away in Sweden, postage is £20! Even over here chips aren't that expensive [emoji14]
  12. Went for a little explore round the forest yesterday and now I'm getting a knocking noise going over bumps. Had a look round underneath and this is the only thing I can see that doesn't look quite right. I think it's the anti roll bar on the back. Both sides have similar amounts of play and I can move the bar with my hand between the bushes. It's a shogun sport 2004 - is it an easy enough job to swap these out? Can they be tightened as a temporary fix?
  13. yep, It's amazing what people are allowed to publish these days. I used to live near windsor, kinda wish i'd applied for a job at the crown forestry - I'd love to go have a look round their woodyard
  14. Dailymail.com - ah that explains everything! They write all their articles to get a reaction. The way that's written people think they're gonna go out and pick the oldest most veteran trees they can find. At no point do they mention that the woodland has been cultivated and managed and can spare the very few trees (in comparison) to what's required. This article should probably also be on the daily mails list of things that give you cancer
  15. God Damn, that was beautiful. I want a boat now!

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