Black Widow® is 3.5 pounds of super strong line that can fit in a bag the size of a basketball and be virtually thrown into (or out of) most trees!
Black Widow® is 3.5 pounds of super strong line that can fit in a bag the size of a basketball and be virtually thrown into (or out of) most trees! Use Black Widow® to inspire lean, as a slide line in a pinch, as a mini tagline, for straightening storm-bent trees, and much more! SherrillTree customer Steve Costa of Groveland California recently tracked me down at a west coast tree care show to explain what an awesome product Black Widow® has been for his small business. Steve explained in vivid detail how his rigger climbs some of the largest conifers in the world with Black Widow® in a hip-side bag, attaches the end to the tree and tosses the bag out through the canopy to the ground crew, much like a water rescuer does to his victim. From there workers can hand-apply significant tension or use the Widow to tow a larger line into position (if high tension is required). “It’s the first thing I take out of the truck when we’ve got big, thick canopy trees to pull. And you can quote me on that!”Rigging Rope Specifications (PDF)