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Tree Gear Reviews

 

My Climb Gear

Have you ever wondered what "the pros" actually use? Well I can't speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself as a 6 year professional...

ISC Rigging Wrench

Heres a quick rundown on the ISC rigging wrench. Its a clever device that is very handy for small removals over structures. Check out how...

ISC Rigging Block & CMI Pulley

A quick review of a couple more common, (best value) rigging blocks for use in arborist rigging operations. Both are excellent choices!

Review: 535lixp Battery Saw

The Husqvarna 536 lixp Battery Saw has probably been one my favorite new piece of kit this year I highly recommend. For a more in depth...

Rings or Pulleys (blocks) ?

Here is a quick video explaining when it is appropriate to use a rigging block or pulley instead of a friction ring, and vice versus

Lanyard Tip #1

Here is a useful little tip for lanyard positioning. Check it out!

Silky Gunfighter

The Silky Gunfighter arborist handsaw is an evolution meant to be an improvement on the Silky Zubat, which is currently the most popular...

Petzl Zigzag

The Zigzag is an excellent piece of hardware from an excellent company with deep roots in climbing! The Zigzag was the revolutionary...

Rig and Ring

Now this isn’t exactly the Rig and Ring by Rope logic listed on treestuff.com, but it functions identically. Basically it is a ring and...

Notch Quickie

The Notch Quickie is a new solution for several problems. The primary advantage of using the Quickie over a carabiner is its ability to...

Monkey Beaver Saddle by New Tribe

The Monkey Beaver Saddle is a collaborative effort between August Hunicke and New Tribe (A PNW local company who hand makes climbing...

Big Shot

Gear Review: Big Shot The Big Shot throw line slingshot tool is one of my favorite and most hated tools in my truck. It can be the most...

Petzl Zillon VS ART Positioner

Here are two excellent options for a work positioning lanyard. Both allow for smooth one handed adjustment under tension and otherwise....

Petzl Pantin VS CT Foot Ascender

Putting these two products head to head reveals a handy winner, and in case you don’t want to read the rest of this review the...

Chicane VS Rope Wrench

These are two devices used to add some friction to a DDRT or moving rope system so that it can be used in a single rope configuration. If...

ART Spiderjack Review

ART Spiderjack 3 The ART Spiderjack 3 was advertised as an elegant solution for doubled rope work. Used in conjunction with the rope...

Petzl Zillon Review

The Petzl Zillon Lanyard is my go to work positioning lanyard. I have yet to find a rope based lanyard system that has the same...

Singing Tree Rope Runner

The Singing Tree Rope runner is a midline attachable single rope unicender (friction management device). From what I have heard, my...

ART Ropeguide

ART Ropeguide & Ropeguide Twinline Hubert Kowalewski is the inventor behind ART products, and he was known for elegant, innovative tree...