Originally Posted by canyonbc
Yes, a lot of them do. It is sad, it is a great industry can not really be too safe.
I am in the tree care industry professionally, and let me tell ya the Big Shot, wow they work great, I can shoot over branches over 80' with enough under brush clearance.
Did you try the cradle throw??? or google search how to throw a throw weight.
I like to pinch up about 3 feet above the throw weight and make a slip knot. Then I toss it back and forth like I was going to toss you a bean bag, and then bam on up.
If you like to read and like a good over few I would highly recommend two books.
Tree Climbers Companion (Shorter)
(One of my favorite books) - Fundamentals of General Tree Work by G.F. Bernak
Hope this helps.
It was some time ago, but I got those books and videos out of the library.
Finally I bought a body harness and lanyard from Grainger; didn't get the fall arrester.
And I just got the light weight elec. chain saw from Remington; have had a gas saw for years now.
I wouldn't mind working for free as part of a ground crew but it's like selling iceboxes to Eskimos. I think it's because somehow I've gotten, and look, too old.