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djbaum wrote: For a new guy, I've already logged a fair amount of time over 100' in redwoods. I climb Texas-style to get into the canopy, and then like to switch to Yo-Yo once I'm up there to bop around, and then I descend as described in that link I sent you.
djbaum wrote: Not sure where you live, but if you have a chance to take a class or meet some folks from a local club, you could check out and learn some good safety skills, and you'd probably also be able to push the boundaries of where you can get to in a tree way beyond where you think you can get now! I don't suppose you're in CA near the Bay Area?
djbaum wrote: If you click on my profile picture? That's me climbing a big old oak using DRT. The only reason the gear bucket off my hip is so big is because it's got my 3d camera and lunch in it! The size of my smile in that picture is bigger than pretty much any piece of low-tech gear I was carrying that day.
djbaum wrote: (I can't believe I'm still talking. I keep saying I'm going to stop. I'm going to more than double my all-time number of posts on just this one topic!)
djbaum wrote: After you watch the DVD... (See how I did that? I assumed that my argument was so well-made that you're going to rush out and order the DVD! I promise you it'll be the best $20 you spend on gear! PROMISE! How about that?)... you should totally come back here and ping me/us with an update and ask any questions it raises!
djbaum wrote: What else? Well, I took a step back and looked at the words you have chosen: you want a light and fast system, and you want to avoid buying a bunch of unnecessary gear. I'm guessing that you would enjoy a quiet system that doesn't require lots of clicking/jingling technical gear surrounding your waist in a metallic halo. Seriously man... I think you're looking for DRT, and you don't know it yet!