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Recent content by John RB

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    The JRB Climbing Method

    So this video was made just a few hours ago. 'Happy to share what I am doing. I can climb a number of different ways and I wouldn't climb this way if I didn't think it was the best way to get in a tree safely for saddle hunting. With this rope, I can get 45 feet in the air with my saddle plus...
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    JRB Hitch for Rappel and Tether applications

    Monkey, you can find my system evolving at the JRB Tree Climbing and Saddle Hunting YouTube channel and Facebook group of the same name. Next up is a method for climbing a tree with a rope... but... no throwball... doesn't matter if the tree has branches to pass or not... no sticks... no...
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    JRB Hitch for Rappel and Tether applications

    An SRT climber wouldn't use the JRB hitch, but a stick climber could. And i use it when i climb a crotchless tree using nothing but hitches. So no sticks or platform or throwball, just hitches.
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    JRB Hitch for Rappel and Tether applications

    After submission to the International Guild of Knot Tyers and an extensive series of tests, I am releasing this knot in the form of this video. In a conventional saddle hunting situation, my tether is also my rappel rope, set once with the JRB hitch, with no need to use a quick link or to run...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    Yes, that's a perfect ratio. 8mm on 11. Now ya also gotta remember it's gotta pass through the tree crotch, and so you gotta take that into consideration. In the original video, i used 72in of cord for my upper loops and 60in for my lower loops. Now, i am using a longer bridge and so my upper...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    My main bridge is the factory bridge on my Aerohunter Flex saddle. Its webbing and i like it adjusted basically all the way out so as to minimize hip pinch when on the hunt. It cannot be adjusted under load, only when you're off it. Now, i realize different saddles might be comfy at different...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    And so I have had quite a lot of fun preparing for the content of this video. Next, I will be providing details on how to construct the system. And then a series on the JRB Hitch Climbing method. I think that will really be cool to watch. I am having quite a bit of fun with this. "JRB Tree...
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    Simple way to add a redundant bridge

    Hey buddy. I get it. There are multiple reasons for my 2nd bridge, and I get the fact that you may not need one. 1. My factory saddle bridge can only be adjusted under load. My bridge is always under load. No platform for me. 2. For safety, i want a redundant bridge. It's safer than one...
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    Simple way to add a redundant bridge

    Hey buddy. I understand what you're describing, but I can't recommend it. The original post and video was about a backup bridge using the existing bridge loops. The reason for having 2 bridges is typically for creating separation between our points of attachment to the tree or our rigging. Rope...
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    Simple way to add a redundant bridge

    I agree with what you're saying, but there is no movement of anything inside the bridge loops. The only part that moves is the beaner There is zero movement of my bridge inside the loops. And there is zero rubbing of rope on rope. The ropes cross but do not move. Only the beaner moves, and...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    The end of season footloop was made from 16 feet of webbing. (We can always trim a little but we can't put it back). The part holding the beaners is exactly like in the video. And then I use two independent overhand knots capturing all 4 strands to set the foot loops. The Youtube shows one...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    This video is pretty good on the Hedden Hitch or Hedden knot. Also, scroll down to the bottom of this reference on the Klemheist, its cousin: https://www.animatedknots.com/klemheist-knot Its a great friction hitch to know. It is very strong and stable. But it also binds really hard...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    One more thing: in all the videos and instructions i have found on the Garda, they generally say to use a girth hitch at the other end of the beaner, tying it to your loop. In my testing, especially, on small diameter ropes, the girth hitch did not always work. Sometimes, they got offset and...
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    The JRB Climbing Method

    Single line use is the most common useage. So absolutely yes. I have a video on how I build my foot Loop. And if you build one, you can use it for all kinds of climbing or rigging applications such as a foot Loop for DRT or SRT climbing. It's very handy to have. But your choice of beaners is...
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    Simple way to add a redundant bridge

    Good question: I like my beaner easy to operate with my right hand and like it oriented left to right rather than pointing away from me. That's the best orientation for putting in the munter friction hitch and descending on it.
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