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    Something tells me this is NOT OSHA compliant. I wonder how fast he can come down.

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    Neat little gadget. I wonder when someone here in the USA will decide to make an extreme sport out of racing to the top of a tree on one of those.
    A larger version might be a good tool for linemen. Say one large enough to carry 2 men and a pair of cross arms plus tools.
    Never mind we already have bucket trucks for that LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMSatisfied View Post
    Something tells me this is NOT OSHA compliant. I wonder how fast he can come down.
    Descent speed will be controlled by how fast he can flap, and befitting one hilarious lyric. It suggests there is plenty to do, even when some less imaginative say there isn't...

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    Just make sure any branches are trimmed, these trees looked rather concentric, the same diameter bottom to top what happens with a tapered trunk?

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    It looks like it doesn't matter on the diameter, the way the rollers are positioned that it would maintain force as the diameter changes... within reason though, the tree can't be too small, or too large.

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    Interesting takeoff on a spiked shoe solution for climbing trees, but for climbing metal or concrete poles:


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    I made some similar devices to hold a scaffold plank on the side of pipes and wood columns for the boat houses I used to make. Never thought of attching them to my shoes though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMSatisfied View Post
    Something tells me this is NOT OSHA compliant. I wonder how fast he can come down.
    I suspect he can come down at "terminal velocity" (pun intended).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Interesting takeoff on a spiked shoe solution for climbing trees, but for climbing metal or concrete poles:

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    I think this is more of a square or rectangular post. It is wide enough that the two bars that wrap around do not hit.

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