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    Since I wanted the lanyard taut, I didn't like...

    Since I wanted the lanyard taut, I didn't like how it pulled under my armpit. With it going over my shoulder, there was no tension and I felt like I could turn either way without any restrictions. My...
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    First sit with my RC harness

    I've hunted sparingly so far - once in my tripod and once on th ground due to the wind - and tonight I sat I'm my ladder stand to see how my RC worked. First off I didn't like the lanyard going under...
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    Grandson's first shots

    Finally got my 7 year old grandson to shoot the Recruit at 20 yards. He's used to a long eye relief red dot on his muzzleloader but lining up the eye box and finding the correct length for eye relief...
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    Tree trimmers usually use an arborist's saddle...

    Tree trimmers usually use an arborist's saddle which is a heavy duty version of a RC harness. Obviously something failed other than the harness - I've tried to research it but there are no details.
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    I just received a set of the Proflex insoles from...

    I just received a set of the Proflex insoles from Black Bear Sporting Goods - look great - $115 plus $10 shipping. A lot better than the $180 plus tax they retail for . . .
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    How are you going adjust it for different...

    How are you going adjust it for different diameter trees?
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    The original Trebark was my favorite pattern,...

    The original Trebark was my favorite pattern, especially the Pella chamois outfit that I still have. A bit faded and patched, I'll wear them again if I ever lose about 25 punds.
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    What was the root cause for the fall?

    What was the root cause for the fall?
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    I just watched an episode of Moultrie's Hit List...

    I just watched an episode of Moultrie's Hit List that I had taped earlier today and noticed Chad Ritter's lifeline setup. He was wearing what looked like a SOP harness with a rear tether but his...
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    I was just going by the text in some of his...

    I was just going by the text in some of his posts. The Blake seems to be used in a two rope situation, not sure I'd want that on my single lifeline, but what do I know? I'm just reading info on rock...
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    So I should trust some kid with 20 posts?

    So I should trust some kid with 20 posts?
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    Here's test report for friction knots, the list...

    Here's test report for friction knots, the list of knots and picture start on page 9, test results are on page 48 & 49. Using a carabiner connection point, the Schwabish beats the standard prusik - I...
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    And . . . Blake's hitch Uses: To...

    And . . .

    Blake's hitch


    Uses:

    To allow a climber to be supported on a doubled rope system, with the ability to ascend and descend by moving the knot one way or the other.

    Additional...
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    No need to be sarcastic - I was just asking for...

    No need to be sarcastic - I was just asking for an explanation about your saying the Klenheist "isn't a good application".

    I'm registered on a tree arborist forum - I'll ask them and see what...
  15. Let us know how that works . . .

    Let us know how that works . . .
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    Explain why.

    Explain why.
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    I started searching on the differences between...

    I started searching on the differences between the prussic and klemheist knots and stumbled across this on a RC forum - I may be switching everything over to the klemheist.


    A standard prusik...
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    If you have the linemen's type that go almost to...

    If you have the linemen's type that go almost to your knees, they're ok but are designed for climbing smooth telephone poles, not tree bark. The shorty spikes that just go around your ankles are too...
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    My two favorites . . .

    My two favorites . . .
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    I'm liking the Klenheist more and more . . .

    I'm liking the Klenheist more and more . . .
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    This link is pretty nice, click on a knot and you...

    This link is pretty nice, click on a knot and you can see the step by step animation.

    http://www.animatedknots.com/indexclimbing.php
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    But matching also looks good when you're posing...

    But matching also looks good when you're posing for pictures!
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    Yes I was using 4 over 1 Schwabish, I'll give the...

    Yes I was using 4 over 1 Schwabish, I'll give the Distel a try tomorrow. An issue I see using split tails is it would seem to be very easy to load them unevenly - if that actually matters. When I...
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    In case the Q nocks won't work for some, I'll...

    In case the Q nocks won't work for some, I'll include (7) white Bohning moon nocks.
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    I played with a Schwabish and a prusik foot strap...

    I played with a Schwabish and a prusik foot strap below it yesterday and I found the Schwabish was a bear to release - the prusik was easier for me but it could have been the ropes. The Scwhwabish...
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    Being able to use the micro pulley to self rescue...

    Being able to use the micro pulley to self rescue with the schawabish, would require having slack in the lifeline to do so. If you have slack in the lifeline when climbing and pushing the schwabich...
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    That's where I bought mine (with an extra year...

    That's where I bought mine (with an extra year warranty). I like it better than my Bushnell Trophy and Moultrie. Pics are really sharp.

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    That's what I bought for my 7 year old grandson....

    That's what I bought for my 7 year old grandson. Great smaller sized xbow for the money except the serving aren't the best sometimes.
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    I think Cappy is pulling our leg and he actually...

    I think Cappy is pulling our leg and he actually threw a hatchet at that deer.
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    Thanks dogz - he probably could have slowly put...

    Thanks dogz - he probably could have slowly put his weight on that branch it my have held him. What people don't realize is the amount of energy there is associated with a fall. That force will...
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