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The steak man! How dumb can you be lol? Todd in Denver
You shouldn't ask that question, they'll show you. And just when you think they can't get any dumber, they prove you wrong.
#9 known as a widow maker
Technically, a widow maker is a limb that falls from above off of a tree you're working on, but stuff like this is just as dangerous. A friend had his shoulder blade broken when the top of a nearby snag came flying back at him after the tree he was falling brushed it. Dangerous work, even when you're paying attention and doing everything right. Even a green 18" Sugar Pine cone can kill you.
I had been under the impression that a "widow maker" was when the top of the tree you're chopping down breaks free and impales you. Is the definition broader than that? Does it include any tree that retaliates against a tree being chopped down?
The definition may vary from a limb or top coming down from a tree you're working underneath or any debris coming at you from above. In my neck of the woods it would be the former, while something coming at you from a tree down range would be something like "a chunk blowing back at you". That's how the guy whose shoulder got wrecked described it. I've always thought of a widow maker as being something coming down from directly from above. There's probably more than one correct answer to the question. As usual, I should have kept my pie hole shut.
Being an arborist for over 40 years now i feel it’s somewhat of a loose term so to speak. I widowmaker to the logger can be somewhat different than the residential tree guy or the guys doing large land clearing jobs. Its generally unexpected and coming from some where you’re not looking.Klaus
No 5 - Why I walk on the snow and not the sidewalk when possible.
And without swinging a weight on a lanyard.
Needs some cartoon sound effects.
Play the accordion, go to jail. It's the law.
Al Yankovic and his legions of fans beg to differ....
Needs more cowbell...
Myron Floren was never incarcerated.And a one, and a two.Wunerful, wonerful.
I love me some good German and French provincial music, all made better by an accordian.
No 3 - Nice to see that skylarking fool catch a wall.
#9, exactly the reason why, when it starts falling, you run the fuck away from the tree.
He's topping the tree, and not on the ground.
Look again he is probably 60-80’ off the ground tied into the tree. Run?
Looks like he had a helmet gopro too, so we can see the play by play from another perspective. If it didn't get destroyed by the impact.Jerry
#4 Healthy legs, she will be a "I'll bet she's taken, men" candidate in a few years. #8 I've seen Cowboy Kent Rollins cook in a similar fashion, but it wasn't an accident.
#2 - The Gong Show-Russia style.CC
2) Did you hear the one about the guy who left his accordian in the back seat of his car? One night he heard the car window breaking and ran outside only to find a second accordian in his car.
As #4 tippie-toes away from the incident...Ed
Right in the tenders.Steve S6
#10 I've had that happen to me as I was entering a curve to go under a rail bridge. Quite the adrenaline rush. At least my windshield didn't shatter.
What was that?
#7 Who lets a toddler walk an infant in stroller on a green way ALONE?
It appears to be her doll, sheesh.
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