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    Super Tree Huggers

    A new challenge course is going up here in Flagstaff and they recently posted photos of how they protect trees with their super tree huggers.



    http://www.flagstaffextreme.com/Phot...xtremePhotos/1

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    Looks like a great idea for their application, might add a bit of weight to a load out eh?
    I wonder if this would be a better option for someone who hangs in their backyard from trees semi permanently?

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    I just have to ask - how did they attach the platforms to the trees??

    I can see what I think are maybe 2 ways they have done it.

    Now being careful for the lines is all well and good, but if they have done significant damage with the platform attachment, you really have to question what they have gained.

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    If you look at the other photos in the linked gallery you can see how they are attached. Clamped in both directions, does not look like there are any bolts or other hardware into the trees.

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    Where are the ewoks?

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    I'm new to all this. If I have to create something like that to hang I'm outta here!

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    I guess Amsteel would not look as impressive as all that steel cable. Also, carbon fiber would cost quite a bit to replace all the wooden poles. Too heavy to pack easily.

    On the tree health issue...
    This is an interesting experiment. Time will tell. Those are pines, aren't they? They will only last a few years anyway. It would be better for tree longevity if they just drilled in and put anchors into the dead wood part. It might matter if the trees were oaks. Private property though, so is not a big deal either way.

    The place looks like fun.
    I love the unimproved works of God. - Horace Kephart

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