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what-a-stihl

what-a-stihl

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what a stihl used my velcro spikes and cable flipline today, climbing his first tree.
(no helmet, nothing to hit him) and reminded me why I love climbing pines and evergreens, making a mess for someone else to clean up.

young-un had me sweating, dragging all them limbs out from under him.:dizzy:
Seen the thread Dave, todays pics are sweet, thanks hoss. For those who care, there's more pics on "what-a-stihl's first tree"
 
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That means alot coming from a vet and pro in the business, thank-you
Once you learn to trust your gear the rest is learning You seem to trust your gear so that part does not need re-enforced. You also have the grit to do it and only a select few have that. Reason I feel you will do well is: you do not seem too cocky, which means you will learn from others experience. You look tough as nails which is almost necessary in the long term.
Your one of those that always gives his all is the number one reason yo will succeed. Slayer can teach you hopefully he is patient but always double check things as you advance many times in my career a second look or thought has saved me injury or damage. This business requires focus my wife gets on to me because when I do things I am totally focused, I am not a great muti-tasker but do whatever I am doing then will think of the next. I feel that has allowed me to climb for twenty seven years without significant injury. Have Slayer teach you to climb without them spurs too and how to trim correct.
 
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what he has going for him besides natural ability is willingness to listen and learn, (and he caught on to leaning back on that flipline). why I gave him my big one to work with.

he is a work in progress, and I very seldom bother to school young-uns, but he is different.


so far.

time will tell. with experience invariably come cockiness, staying humble will prove his worth.
 
what-a-stihl

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Once you learn to trust your gear the rest is learning You seem to trust your gear so that part does not need re-enforced. You also have the grit to do it and only a select few have that. Reason I feel you will do well is: you do not seem too cocky, which means you will learn from others experience. You look tough as nails which is almost necessary in the long term.
Your one of those that always gives his all is the number one reason yo will succeed. Slayer can teach you hopefully he is patient but always double check things as you advance many times in my career a second look or thought has saved me injury or damage. This business requires focus my wife gets on to me because when I do things I am totally focused, I am not a great muti-tasker but do whatever I am doing then will think of the next. I feel that has allowed me to climb for twenty seven years without significant injury. Have Slayer teach you to climb without them spurs too and how to trim correct.
A man who's climbed trees for 27 years and with an appreciation for Mr. Clint Eastwood has to have quite a bit grit himself, so the compliment means even more. It's funny because the first lesson Slayer taught today was, what you were saying, always double check, it could save your :censored:. Thanks to both for the advice
 
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A man who's climbed trees for 27 years and with an appreciation for Mr. Clint Eastwood has to have quite a bit grit himself, so the compliment means even more. It's funny because the first lesson Slayer taught today was, what you were saying, always double check, it could save your :censored:. Thanks to both for the advice
A little further advice....it is feast or famine at times esp. in a cold climate area so start saving now for the off season. This is one of the hardest things to teach a green man because they usually come in in the busy season. Never had an employee get it until the one I have now. If you save and prepare, you do not end up hating this biz and talking about quitting.
 
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A little further advice....it is feast or famine at times esp. in a cold climate area so start saving now for the off season. This is one of the hardest things to teach a green man because they usually come in in the busy season. Never had an employee get it until the one I have now. If you save and prepare, you do not end up hating this biz and talking about quitting.
If I had ten dollars for every time I thought I quit I could retire lmfao:cheers: Good advise though I am trying to rat hole all I can right now!
 
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A little further advice....it is feast or famine at times esp. in a cold climate area so start saving now for the off season. This is one of the hardest things to teach a green man because they usually come in in the busy season. Never had an employee get it until the one I have now. If you save and prepare, you do not end up hating this biz and talking about quitting.
No, I'm well aware. I'm actually a union carpenter and I've worked about 8 months in the last two years, and I'm doing better than most I know. It's been selling firewood, side jobs, working for a local logging/sawmill and now with treeslayer thats getting me by. My father used to say the same thing because he went through it in the eighties and I came into the trade during boomtime('90s-early 2000s) and I never thought things would go south the way it has. The only thing I can't figure out is when I see men my age or younger in public places dressed like girls or gangbangers texting away on their phones and without enough ambition to pick up their feet when they walk, how are they making it? How do they survive? I've always had to bust my:censored: just to barely get by, I don't get it. But hey, thanks for the advice
 
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The only thing I can't figure out is when I see men my age or younger in public places dressed like girls or gangbangers texting away on their phones and without enough ambition to pick up their feet when they walk, how are they making it? How do they survive? I've always had to bust my:censored: just to barely get by, I don't get it. But hey, thanks for the advice
They're making it by living with welfare mamas and selling drugs. Not to worry, most end up in prison before too long. Give me an honest days work for an honest days pay and I'm a happy camper. Might not get rich but I'll enjoy my freedom...
 
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No, I'm well aware. I'm actually a union carpenter and I've worked about 8 months in the last two years, and I'm doing better than most I know. It's been selling firewood, side jobs, working for a local logging/sawmill and now with treeslayer thats getting me by. My father used to say the same thing because he went through it in the eighties and I came into the trade during boomtime('90s-early 2000s) and I never thought things would go south the way it has. The only thing I can't figure out is when I see men my age or younger in public places dressed like girls or gangbangers texting away on their phones and without enough ambition to pick up their feet when they walk, how are they making it? How do they survive? I've always had to bust my:censored: just to barely get by, I don't get it. But hey, thanks for the advice
How do they get by? Public assistance. Some work their asses off and pay for the ones that do not. Obama throws in the r word (reparations) and it is gonna get worse before it gets better.

There is always work for a top climber somewhere.

The strong will survive.....

 
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