A natural posture...
A common issue with the traditional large ‘single gaff’ system
is the occurrence of ‘cut out’ or ‘tear away’ where timber shards can be ejected from the trunk risking operator disengagement. This can often be caused by the design, shape and comparatively slight angles the gaffs are set at and the sometimes aggressive force required to engage them.
To reduce this risk, operators are taught to adhere to strict rules of engagement which dictate that the climber’s legs and gaffs are positioned at a greater angle from the trunk or pole.
This ‘Butt Out’ climbing technique has till now, been the only way to minimise 'cut out' or 'tear away', even though it centres the operator's body weight at a good distance out from the trunk or pole, taking the climber, his tools and chainsaw etc. further away from the area of operation.
A better way...
This new tree climbing equipment teaches a more natural and upright homosapien type posture during climbing, whilst presenting the gaffs at a similar entry level to traditional irons, yet without the need to stick the butt out at such an acute angle.
In this advanced natural posture, operators can engage the irons through a greater range of circumstances and at a greater circumference around the trunk - thus bringing the operator's body in a more practical, closer and safer relationship with the trunk.