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    Your very welcome. The educated climber site is a good site all by itself as well.
     
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    Beranek beranek beranek.
    Cant be said enough.

    The longer I do this stuff the more I go back to beranek.

    http://www.climbingarborist.com

    When I 1st started Daniel Holliday’s site was invaluable.

    If your hitch is too grabby, well that’s what I found with the distel as well.

    Try the Michoacan or the Knut.
    Try the vt.
     
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    Was graby with the rit 9 mm but just feeling of that rope in the hand it’s almost tacky to feel.
     
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    I like the vt, and you can change wraps to dial it in to your size. How long have you been climbing Josh?
     
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    Full time 5 years only but I’m a total fanatic.
    Live and breathe it
    It’s pretty embarrassing.
    And I work with guys who’ve climbed for ages.


    I’m trying to remember a good combo for the arborplex.
    9mm might be too small for 1/2” rope.

    That armor prus is pretty good for fat ropes

    Does the mentor have a suggestion?
     
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    Ocean poly 10. He handed me several different cords to try and I agree with him on the ocean10
     
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    So far the ocean 10 has been what I think I’ll stick with. Been playing a lot in the red oak by my shop using throw bag and getting around the crown I’ve got most of the dead and water shoots trimmed out there is still some stuff at the edges of the canopy to get out. I have a small removal coming up just need to get it scheduled.

    1 year dead live oak 2 branches overhanging wood fence. There is a nice elm tree with its first branches above the live oak that I can use as my tie in and rigging point.

    Been working on some splicing as well recently.
    6’ loopie 5/8”Tenex TEC
    Little whoopie out of a piece of 3/8” Tenex and 5/8” Tenex TEC dead eye with locked Brummel and full fid burry.
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    Good looking splices. Put your name and the date spliced on them. Will come in handy a year from now when it might be time to retire them. I assume you followed the Samson splicing book.
     
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    I couldn’t find directions on Samson site for the loopie but I used the Atlantic braids measurements. The whoopie and dead eye were per Samson though. Where do you mark this stuff that it will stay?
     
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    Usually just a piece of paper or cloth under some clear heat shrink tube. I noticed there were no lock stitches, they should be added also. If you head over to Treebuzz.com and search the splicing threads. Lots of great threads on splicing and lots of cool custom setups. Splices are always by the book though as they are our life lines and such.
     
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    Samson class 1 page said nothing about lock stitches for the whoopie sling just the plain bury. Should I add them anyways? The dead eye patterned on the single end of the whoopie sling. Will add lock stitching to that one though. Thank you for the heads up. Plan to order some more Tenex TEC to make a few other things. I just can’t see paying someone to do something I can do myself I’m sore time after the kids and wife hit the sack since they hit it so much earlier than I do.
     
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    Dead eyes is what I was referring to. I usually compare my end product to the same thing from Wesspur or Treestuff. That way I can see if I missed something that the books may not cover, or something that makes sense in general. Protective sleeves, labels, X-Ring........

    I am by far not the expert on splicing though, like you I splice some of my own stuff. I found not having "Professionally" spliced or sewn termination points gets to be a sticky point at gear checks or when something fails and you have to fill out an accident investigation report.

    Good luck, have fun, be safe, and be safe again.
     
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    Went back and stitched that sling and the other 2 dead eye slings I made since then. Waiting for safebloc to come in as well as 3/4” Tenex TEC. Also made an ultimate sling for omniblock fron 5/8” with 5’ working length.
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    Well got my first job completed today. 250+ year old live oak tree, dead wood removal. This tree had been surrounded by cedar as long as recall. The land was bought and cleared of most of the cedar last year to make way for a quilting shop. Lots of dead stuff on it. Just dead wooded it. Nothing more.
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    Before.
     
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    After, there is some stuff I couldn’t get to, owner was fine with it. AEB44ECA-1D5F-4626-B69D-EDB591FA4349.jpeg 2439959E-750F-4AA1-B1B1-DCB14AC21A3C.jpeg CF61552B-C346-44E3-8D27-22346C2B799E.jpeg B7B2044A-3D16-4ED1-9A2F-58ECDAB5BBC1.jpeg

    3 cuts left to make, on my right side. 223E82CF-6FDD-4C84-ACE5-0BB0DBE0E07B.jpeg
     
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