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  1. SINGLE ROPE TECHNIQUE (SRT) is a set of methods used to descend and ascend on the same single rope. The course will cover safe single rope techniques exploring the safest ways to use the correct ropes, knots, devices, safety cords and karabiners. Attendees will have a hands-on practical experience understanding the theory behind it, the devices, ropes and using them in the tree. This is a popular course and open to arborists of all abilities. You’ll meet other arborists and share ideas and experiences. Instructors Geoff Pugsley and Ben Rose are both very experienced users of SRT in their work and both share a keen interest in the latest developments. THE COURSE INCLUDES FISH & CHIPS AND REFRESHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND IS SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS OF AMMERDOWN PARK. Book here now to secure your space! Call us for more info or to discuss group bookings on 01373 475540 https://www.sorbus-intl.co.uk/SRT-workshop-Sorbus-international
  2. Sorbus are pleased to announce that we are hosting another workshop to benefit our customers on: Modern Climbing Tools and Techniques A complete practical overview of all the latest tools and techniques run by expert trainer in tree work and forestry, Tony Darbyshire and 3ATC winner Geoff Pugsley. An insight into rapidly developing new techniques and rope climbing tips for the arborist climber to help you be as productive, safe and comfortable as possible in the trees. Saturday 8th October We are all aware that this industry is constantly evolving and new techniques and tools are being introduced regularly, it almost seems that you just learn one technique and then there is another new shiny gadget out to learn about all over again! To help climbers get a better understanding we are offering a ‘hands-on’ experience in a variety of systems, starting at our brand new premises in Frome and then off to the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park in Kilmersdon. To get your space and for more information book online here: https://www.sorbus-intl.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=699&product_id=7062 If you would like to discuss any aspect of the course with us please don't hesitate to call us on 01373 475540 or email: sales@sorbus-intl.co.uk Thanks, The Sorbus Team
  3. I'm fairly new to tree climbing and I have a mentor who has taught me SRT on a hitch climber pulley with a hitch and rope wrench, using canopy and base anchors. I've been practicing limbwalks on my own and have encountered debilitating resistance from the rope wrench when trying to feed slack. Every couple steps I take I have to use two hands to collapse the wrench on top of the hitch to allow myself another few inches of slack. Pulling slack back in is especially difficult. On straight vertical descents, with a little bounce to get the momentum going, the rope flows through the wrench as I would expect it to. The rope wrench I have is the newest edition which Ive been told has a larger diameter slick pin than the old edition and this leaves a smaller space for the rope to pass through. My climbing line is a 12mm Kernmaster and I weigh 135 lbs/61 kilos. The feedback I have got from another forum suggests trying a thinner diameter rope, something in the 11-11.6mm range. This is helpful, but don't plan to buy a completely new rope. Others say to try out the Hitchhiker. My mentor said to ask on forums for an older model of the rope wrench with the thinner slick pin. I wanted to gather some input from ArbTalk and ask if anyone does have an older rope wrench or hitchhiker they are willing to sell or trade?
  4. We currently have two vacancies at Willco Tree Services Ltd based in Upper Hutt New Zealand. We are looking for a senior arborist/foreman to run one of our residential crews, check out our trade me listing here SENIOR ARBORIST/FOREMAN - Trade Me Jobs - New Zealand We are also looking for skilled climbers to join our team. If you are interested please send me your CV - craig@willco.co.nz

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