Arborist takes a wild ride trimming 100-foot palm tree

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/10/02/arborist-takes-a-wild-ride-trimming-100-foot-palm-tree.html

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Video links for the BBS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmo91CRSBIc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouvptx1CzN4

Also, taking bets on how long before someone complains about the aspect ratio of the first video.

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He shall ride eternal, and be carried through the gates of Valhalla. Shiny and Chrome!

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They had a ride like that at Cedar Point once. Once…

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That wasn’t what I’d call trimming. He beheaded it.

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Ok, physics works. Check.

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I hope not. Shooting ridiculous totally tall trees is one of the valid justifications for shooting in vertical format.

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FYI, they do this in Tijuana, too; except there aren’t as many trees and they don’t grow very tall.

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But does it though!

Granted, you’ve got your simple harmonic motion an’ all. But there’s no evidence of any friction working to reduce the amplitude.

I have it on good authority that that guy is still up there swinging from side to side.

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Well, duh, all physics takes place on an infinite frictionless plane, right?

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IIRC, that’s Applied Mathematics.

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He forgot to let go. That is how you get to the next tree.

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That brings back memories, fun times trying not to have a tree trunk smack you in the face.

Or over the city walls.

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What can I say, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

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First we assume a spherical palm tree.

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This is fantastic!

Notice near the very end one team doesn’t quite make it :slight_smile:

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I figure complaining about vertical video is just reflexive at this point no matter the context.

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That’s economist’s physics.

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