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Getting a line up a 35 meter tree

Discussion in 'Recreational Tree Climbing' started by luckycharms, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. bcaarms

    bcaarms ArboristSite Operative

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    There are lots of fun things to do with one's time. In order for them to be considered a hobby, they have to be expensive and time consuming. As hobbies go, climbing is not bad on the expense scale. SCUBA, Soaring, target shooting, and Cars all run higher in the cost column.
     
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    +1. Works Great. We used hair spray to power the potato gun, wrapped enough rags under the 16 Oz throwback to fill the bore of the gun nice and snug. Our first shot threw the weight bag completely over the top of a 100 foot loblolly. Great Fun!
     
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    I am afraid people are right!
     
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    Highly trained midgets borrowed from the circus? The crossbow with fishing spool is probably the easiest most accurate

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    How much $$$ do the bowfishermen have tied up in their gear? For this purpose you can probably use lighter line to increase distance.
     
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    I used a bow for a while until I got the Big Shot. Very accurate, and Great range, but had a lot of trouble making the arrow heavy enough to fall through the canopy to the ground. Pulled the knock and filled an aluminum shaft with bird shot to get as much weight as I could, but it still hung up in the canopy a lot. I can get 100 feet from the Big Shot with decent rubber and a 16 oz bag, and that is what I usually use. With a good potatoe gun and professional hair spray as a propellant, 200 feet with a 16 oz bag is No Problem!
     

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