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Tree Climbing: Line Launching with a Crossbow

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Uploaded on Nov 5, 2010

This video describes some of the techniques used to put a climbing rope high in the canopy of trees with reliable branches that are at least 160' from the ground. 

The whole setup involves four main elements. The 150lb compound crossbow, and a large mounted open face fishing reel, fiberglass bowfishing arrows with a duct taped tip, and 20lb test Berkeley Fireline.




Any use of a handgun can be very dangerous. Please seek qualified instruction before handling handguns of any kind, and especially crossbows. 

Simpler techniques to access lower branches exist and can be found in our other videos on this channel. For more information about this method contact Mark directly at mh45@cornell.edu

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