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Axe men is back

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by bambam, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. bambam

    bambam Member

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    It won't be long till the season is over so I was wandering what everyone thought about this year? I can honestly say that I was not as impressed as I was for the first couple seasons. I think that they are spending a lot of time with S&S;Aqua Logging and Conor Aviation's crews and pulling logs from the river and showing helicopter rides is not what axe men was born on. Rygard Logging is new this year but it seems they are making almost entire episodes about them and forgetting the crews that made the show a hit. Browning and Pihl where some of the original founding members and you don't see very much of them anymore. This weeks new episode didn't even show Browning at all. Stump Branch Logging was not even mentioned this season. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I mostly agree, adding only:


    1) S $ S isn't logging. It's marine salvage. They should have made it a 5 minute foot note in one episode.

    2) Same with the heli logging.

    3) the Rygaard crew are WA loggers straight from central casting - and as a life long WA resident in a logging/mill town I say the more the better.
  3. caber

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    Rygaard is a good one to watch. It's nice to see a father/son crew that actually seem to respect and like each other.
  4. Skier76

    Skier76 Minister of Fire

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    Rumor Mill!

    As a result of the show OSHA started showing up more frequently at some jobsites. Some that participated, elected not to this year due to the extra "attention" the show brings.

    Again, just what I read on another board...take it for what it's worth.
  5. pteubel

    pteubel Feeling the Heat

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    While I enjoy both logging shows (Ax Men and American Logger), I think they should rename the series; "Logs on Ropes" and "Logs on Trucks", respectively.

    ;)
  6. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I wouldn't doubt it. A logging site is a ticket writer's dream.
  7. bambam

    bambam Member

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    nicely stated and true
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    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    I also would like to go on record as to the old man of S&S;Aqua logging is an @$$hole!

    His son has a thousand more times the patience than me.


    KC
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    gerry100 Minister of Fire

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    I agree on the Acqua logging guy.

    He's poorly prepared and immature.

    Soon they'll have an attorney next o the "yarder"
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    CowboyAndy New Member

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    Maybe i am easily entertained, but i still watch them all.
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    Jay H New Member

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    I've been watching American Loggers on some channel this season. Still watch Axe men, but I liking the A. Logger show because it is in the northeast and they operate in and around Baxter State Park... Sometimes you'll get a view of Katahdin and the Golden Road..

    Jay
  13. ChillyGator

    ChillyGator New Member

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    My father and grandfather were both loggers and I remember the story of my grandfather going to Louisiana to learn how to swamp log. He bidded on and won a contract to log a local man's swamp land (full of BIG hardwood timber to be sold to Georiga Crate & Basket Co.). About a week into the job, the land owner came by and regretably told my grandfather that 'I would have never sold the rights if I thought you were going cut the timber'. It was a one punch fight!
  14. bambam

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    Just what do the tree huggers think logging means anyway?
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