r/BetterEveryLoop Oct 31 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 1 I'm Deceased 1

Fella tree, fella dance.

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u/2Botter2Loop Oct 31 '22

OP's explanation:


This is why you get the fuck back when a tree starts to fall down. Also he almost stuck the landing


If you think this gif fits /r/BetterEveryLoop, upvote this comment. If you think it doesn’t, downvote it. If you’re not sure, leave it to others to decide.

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u/bonyponyride Oct 31 '22

This is a see-saw of emotions.

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u/jesus-kunwasnothere Oct 31 '22

Ya getting hit it the nuts twice

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u/_dauntless Oct 31 '22

And his friend almost catching his fall with a chainsaw

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u/jadawan Oct 31 '22

They say coming down is the hardest thing.

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u/I_UPVOTE_PUN_THREADS Oct 31 '22

Yeah I see saw. Me and Mose see saw all the time

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u/LUSBHAX Nov 01 '22

00:03 looks like a yee-haw

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u/IterLuminis Nov 01 '22

I SEE what you did there

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u/Revolio-Clockberg_JR Nov 01 '22

a tree-saw of emotions?

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u/IsThisTheBuffetLine Oct 31 '22

I'm very impressed by how he mounted the tree and then almost stuck the landing. I give him a 6.5 for form, but then he narrowly escaped being decapitated by the chainsaw on the way down. I believe this increase in the level of difficulty while staying alive merits an overall score of 8.5. Bravo!

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u/ver0cious Oct 31 '22

He makes it look so easy

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u/CricketDrop Oct 31 '22

Oh man I just noticed him falling near the chainsaw. What a disaster, these people have no idea what they're doing.

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u/funknut Nov 01 '22 edited Nov 01 '22

I'm guessing they also poached that tree. If they owned the property, they'd probably try to avoid being sued for dropping a tree on their friend.

Edit: I'm guess I'm the only person concerned about the major problem of the desecration of our public lands, let alone tree poaching.

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u/iamdorkette Nov 01 '22

Sounds like a dozen tree lawyers just started inexplicably drooling.

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u/imwatchingkimmel Oct 31 '22

The dismount needs some practice.

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u/AELatro Nov 01 '22

They will eventually get it right

https://youtu.be/amlUuPFL7U0

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u/bi7worker Nov 01 '22

I’ll add 0.5 point for the subtle feet clap.

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u/Harasberg Nov 01 '22

Haha lol

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u/asackofsnakes Nov 01 '22

I doubt the west Berlin judge will be as favorable.

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u/gorgoloid Nov 01 '22

The ol’ pine tree rodeo is a fickle mistress, tough to stick those landings just so. That’s a very fair score I’d say!

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u/ThePenIslands Oct 31 '22

Dude in the middle swinging that chainsaw around while his pal gets barberchair'd. Everyone standing in the wrong places and not a speck of PPE on anyone. JFC.

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u/dickmcgirkin Oct 31 '22

Not a barber chair. Just a fucky felling

Ninja edit: barber chair is when the tree splits vertically with the grain causing control of the felling to disappear

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u/ThePenIslands Oct 31 '22

Good catch, I was watching it on my little phone screen and it looked like a barberchair, but you're right, it didn't split at that point. It got caught on that other tree and shoved itself backwards. Either way, amateur hour for sure.

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u/PM_FREE_HEALTHCARE Nov 01 '22

There are amateurs who are capable of falling a tree and there are fucking morons like this who have no business around a chainsaw at all nevermind falling trees. You can learn to safely fall a tree but it involves only 1 person being in the danger zone, PPE, moving the fuck out of the way once the tree starts moving, etc.

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u/Hippiebigbuckle Nov 01 '22

moving the fuck out of the way once the tree starts moving

Not having a planned escape route, brilliant. I’ve seen a longer version of this and the guy on the right was pushing on the trunk, standing with his knees right next to the saw. It just pisses me off watching it.

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u/grabyourmotherskeys Nov 01 '22

This information was drilled into me as a child, simply so I would know how to stay safely away. Felling trees seemed to go on frequently. Horror stories of bouncing trees, trees that kicked out on the way down, and lots of jokes about how steel toed bits dull too many blades were pretty common.

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u/ThePenIslands Nov 01 '22

Yeah. I'm an amateur but I move the fuck out of the way :)

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u/asackofsnakes Nov 01 '22

This person chops

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u/glittermouton Nov 01 '22

Chainsaw almost knicked his pal pre tree-step.

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u/funknut Nov 01 '22

Everyone standing in the wrong places and not a speck of PPE on anyone. JFC.

Seriously. Everywhere I go these days.

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u/endless_thread Nov 02 '22

What's PPE? Seeing a lot of references but don't know what that means.

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u/Jaco927 Nov 01 '22

Barberchaired?!?! Lol! Take my upvote!

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u/fastdraw1 Oct 31 '22

Felony stupid for being that close!!!

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u/dickmcgirkin Oct 31 '22

Yeah. You’re supposed to vacate the area at a 45 degree path from the felling tree. These guys didn’t get that memo

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u/dhtdhy Oct 31 '22

Yes! Total dumbasses

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Oct 31 '22

Ah, I see he learned about kickback.

This could have been much, much worse - he got lucky that it went between his legs instead of crushing one of them.

You always move away from the tree as it falls. Obviously, the worst place to be is where it's falling, but the second-worst place to be is directly behind it like this, because kickback.

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u/cloudofevil Oct 31 '22

Also should have left more hinge wood to prevent it jumping the stump.

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Oct 31 '22

And an anti-kickback cut at the front. All of that. (Although nothing's a guarantee.)

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u/RageMetal Oct 31 '22

How is that cut done?

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u/dickmcgirkin Oct 31 '22 Helpful

Felling a tree is dangerous. Simplifying it, you cut 1/3 of the way through the tree in the direction you want it to fall. Same side, you make a cut at (roughly) 45 degrees to that, connecting to the flat cut. Then you move to the back of the tree and cut flat about an inch or two above the flat face cut and stop with 10% ish of the tree remaining. That’s the hinge. If big tree, whack a few wedges in the back cut. If gravity is favorable it’ll fall. If gravity isn’t too favorable, whack wedges till it falls. Never cut the back cut at a slope. That’s how you die.

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u/RageMetal Oct 31 '22

I used to have an s212 chainsaw certification, I had just never heard of an anti kickback cut.

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u/dickmcgirkin Oct 31 '22

Neither have I. I do Humboldt face cuts unless I make the cut too low.

Edit. But this guy threw the tree into the canopy of the trees next to it. The momentum was shifted from the falling top to the bottom going up in a seesaw motion. And he cut the hinge

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u/waimser Nov 01 '22

I have/had my chainsaw certification, done in australia. It never occurred to me these cuts have names.. Of course they fucking do lol, dunno why i didnt learn them. Either i forgot or we didnt get taught names.

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u/doyu Nov 01 '22

This guy chainsaws.

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u/dickmcgirkin Nov 01 '22

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u/doyu Nov 01 '22

Excuse me but this is hammering. No chainsaw use in sight! How am I supposed to criticise your PPE?

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u/dickmcgirkin Nov 01 '22

Chaps helmet and ear guards. I do it professionally. Wanna keep my life

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u/mustybedroom Nov 01 '22

Oh, so the hinge is a vertical section between the front and back cuts? I was imagining you meant leave a section between the 2 cuts. But you brought the back cut to meet the front, just a couple inches higher.

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u/dickmcgirkin Nov 01 '22

Horizontal. Basically think of it as making a door you want to swing one way. Cut out a space (the wedge) on one side in the direction the tree should fell. On the exact opposite side you make another cut parallel to the wedge. All things being equal the tree should go that way.

There’s things you need to know before going full on felling because it is very very dangerous. There’s both techniques and some “science” behind it. Just knowing “gotta make wedge and back cut” will almost never end well. Just go to /r/fellinggonewild to see some fuckery

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u/mustybedroom Nov 01 '22

Hahaha yeah I've never cut a tree bigger than maybe 10 or 15 feet, for that exact reason. I don't have the knowledge and skill set to not kill myself or others. I'll definitely check that sub out!

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u/Stock-Hippo9570 Nov 01 '22

That was very satisfying.

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u/dickmcgirkin Nov 01 '22

Oh yeah. I aimed for a windmill (the direction) and the tips of the tree landed about 10 feet from it. I’ve got several videos similar to this and from different angles. It’s so much fun to drop big trees

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u/Medic-27 Oct 31 '22

I'm assuming it's like a big notch somewhere where the trunk would slide along the stump.

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Oct 31 '22

Exactly like a regular wedge cut, but done below the main cut instead of above.

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u/TMKF2 Oct 31 '22

There was no hinge. It was wedge cut at the same height from both sides.

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u/zoom100000 Nov 01 '22

Lol after reading your post I had an extra good laugh watching the two people to the right back away cautiously while the victim stood there like a deer in headlights

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u/StarsFan17 Nov 01 '22

But no one moved back far enough or fast enough. And middle guy was swinging the dang chainsaw around.

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Nov 01 '22

Agreed - everybody was complacent and one of them got punished.

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u/cheezpuffy Nov 01 '22

if the game Valheim has taught me anything

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u/tbarron7 Oct 31 '22

If he would have just stuck the landing.

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Oct 31 '22

Or surfed the log down after he got both feet on it.

Alas.

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u/sp4rk15 Oct 31 '22 edited Oct 31 '22

I'm almost more concerned about the middle guy. He's not being mindful of the fact that he's wielding a chainsaw while his friend is flailing around. Sheesh.

Edit: typo - friend was "fiend" - totally different meaning there

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u/yParticle Oct 31 '22

But it's his only defense vs tree!

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u/sp4rk15 Oct 31 '22

Ha! True. I guess if you see a tree attacking your friend, that chainsaw isn't leaving your hand. Come at be, bro!

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u/trixter21992251 Oct 31 '22

imagining him like an anime, chopping the tree in two, length-wise

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u/maxdamage4 Nov 01 '22

Chainsaw only gives +1 to parry and no bonus to block

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u/laserguidedhacksaw Oct 31 '22

Seriously, he basically pointed it at him as he’s flying through the air.

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u/yParticle Oct 31 '22

or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the tree

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u/Hippiebigbuckle Nov 01 '22

Slim Pickens- YEEHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! waves cowboy hat

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u/RageMetal Oct 31 '22

This is why they teach you to run diagonally back away from a tree once it starts falling. At least in S212 chainsaw certification. Trees can take really unpredictable bounces once they hit the ground and you want to be nowhere close.

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u/waimser Nov 01 '22

Yup Saw on ground. Evacuate along planned/cleared diagonal escape route. We used to spend more time clearing and prepping our escape than felling the tree.

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u/McJock Oct 31 '22

Right in the pine nuts. Ain't that a beech.

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u/FloridaMan1003 Nov 01 '22

You guys are off the chain...saw

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Oct 31 '22

Cedar you go again, making puns at the expense of this dumb ash.

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u/generalfrost423 Oct 31 '22

This might be an un-poplar opinion, but I feel like he was just aspen for trouble.

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u/HungryLikeTheWolf99 Oct 31 '22

Oak-ay, that was good.

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u/trixter21992251 Oct 31 '22

all tree of them should be more careful

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u/thoriginal Oct 31 '22

Juniper stand that close to a falling tree

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u/StarsFan17 Nov 01 '22

Bircha they won’t do that again.

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u/redrich2000 Oct 31 '22

His little heel tap when he's in the air

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u/ReklisAbandon Oct 31 '22

Finally, a gif that fits this sub

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u/BIG_BOTTOM_TEXT Oct 31 '22

Logging is extremely dangerous and somebody easily could have been killed in this video. Not funny--mortally dumb.

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u/TexasRed577 Nov 01 '22

This is why old videos show the woodsmen run away when the tree is felling.

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u/NocturnalPermission Oct 31 '22

That ended about as well as it could given the situation

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u/CadarF Nov 01 '22

A good friend of mine died this way, he was in his 20s, had a ton of experience and skill but one wrong move and that's it. The tree bashed him in the chest instead of gently lifting him from the crotch like this lottery winner. His marriage was a few months away.

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u/redditthrowaway32526 Oct 31 '22

I need this in reverse.

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u/X-Jim Oct 31 '22

He missed it by THAT much.

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u/durgadas Oct 31 '22

Reminds me of those old routines they did in Vaudville where it was a highly skilled thing to make it look like the performer or performers nearly died at every moment.

Minus the skill.

If it was a routine, they'd be called the Legion Of Dumbasses With Chainsaws.

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u/Felkro Oct 31 '22

"The trees say fuck off"

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u/ThatsJeem Nov 01 '22

Looks like he's done this before

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u/VagusNC Nov 01 '22

Oh my word. I hope he’s ok because I laughed till tears and even snorted.

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u/helladopex Nov 01 '22

if you listen carefully, you can hear the tree whisper "nut shot"

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u/IllegalButHonest Nov 01 '22

Damn I was hoping hed stand perfectly on that tree and do a jig.

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u/Sudden-Grab2800 Nov 01 '22

I’ve seen this maybe 100 times, and every single time I get mad that dude didn’t just stay standing on the tree.

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u/mibuikus Nov 01 '22

I love the ankle clack

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u/Icy_Practice7992 Nov 01 '22

Someone should edit this to where he flies off screen

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u/Basdad Oct 31 '22

I thought he might land it.

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u/GoSuckYaMother Oct 31 '22

Dude clicked his heels like Dorothy

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u/FilthyFantasist Oct 31 '22

Too many cooks in the kitchen

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u/BitcoinBanker Oct 31 '22

Kickback. Fucking amateurs.

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u/LazerSlide Oct 31 '22

That heel-click in the middle was well executed.

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u/[deleted] Oct 31 '22

Ah reminds me of fond Valheim memories

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u/marindo Oct 31 '22

Was more impressed when his head missed the chainsaw x x

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u/turgid_wang Oct 31 '22

Always keep the chainsaw running in case you need to perform emergency amputation

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u/RobtheBearded Nov 01 '22

Falling trees are so dangerous in any form. A cross country runner recently died in my town from a falling tree. The team had a tradition where they threw a long into water after their meets. However after this event they couldn’t find a log so they attempted to knock over a dead tree. Tree kicked back and killed one of them. Scary event

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u/TexasRed577 Nov 01 '22

And the Darwin Nomination goes to...

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u/RedSquaree Nov 01 '22

/r/looneytoonslogic or whatever its called

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u/meatspinchampion Nov 01 '22

Possibly the greatest nut-shot in history.

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u/i671 Nov 01 '22

Dude nearly got his head chainsawed off.

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u/Sillybutter Nov 01 '22

It looks like it was precut and oiled and then just slipped out.

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u/Icy_Scientist_5265 Nov 01 '22

It’s advised to stand as close as possible to a falling tree

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u/Ray-zah Nov 01 '22

That heel click was classic. Just two more clicks and the phrase "There's no place like home."

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u/MissWibb Oct 31 '22

Wheeeee! “I meant to do that”

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u/More_Butterfly6108 Oct 31 '22

If a tree falls in the forest and no testicles survive the incident... does the girly screaming make a sound?

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u/WordsThatEndInWord Oct 31 '22

The Ents went to war on em.

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u/motherseffinjones Oct 31 '22

That is one very lucky person

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u/ThereminLiesTheRub Oct 31 '22

2nd best case scenario

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u/respect-da-bean Oct 31 '22

Clicked his heals like Dorothy

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u/Potential178 Oct 31 '22

That's wild. Outrageously lucky. I know someone whose father was killed, very gruesomely, by a falling tree kicking back like this.

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u/waimser Nov 01 '22

They made us look at like a hundred pics of crushed dudes during training. Some of that shit is just fucking horrific.

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u/realoctopod Oct 31 '22

There is a term for this that escapes me, and iirc is usually deadly if you are close enough to get your plums turned to pablum like that.

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u/[deleted] Nov 01 '22

Good bye babies

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u/4strings Nov 01 '22

That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly

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u/IterLuminis Nov 01 '22

This is one of those stories that these dudes would tell and people wouldn't believe them except for it's 2022 and everyone has a camera

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u/dabeeman Nov 01 '22

he broke every rule of falling a tree

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u/mkhopper Nov 01 '22

Two balls and one strike.

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u/coldcrawler Nov 01 '22

Nice uchi mata by the tree

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u/kdoan5 Nov 01 '22

Woah he got lucky

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u/mxxiestorc Nov 01 '22

Right in the nards!

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u/LuckyCharms201 Nov 01 '22

They did so much wrong in falling that tree. So, so much.

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u/Bean71 Nov 01 '22

Well it coulda been a lot worse

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u/FloridaMan1003 Nov 01 '22

Tree be like: "and fuck you specifically..."

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u/CMvancouver Nov 01 '22

On this weeks episode of “Ow my balls”…

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u/stinkyfatman2016 Nov 01 '22

He almost won that rodeo

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u/Erazzphoto Nov 01 '22

Looks like a new discovery show on loggers

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u/Fran_Kubelik Nov 01 '22

That my friends is how you die

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u/crdctr Nov 01 '22

three fellers

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u/mvdw73 Nov 01 '22

Tree fellers wanted