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4th Annual Fids & Fibers by the Fireside (Splicing Course)



March 14-16, 2014
Hosted By: New England Chapter
Mark Przekurat

Location: Renaissance Acres
Tree Care

99 Mt. Dearborn Road
Weare, NH

Dates: Friday, March 14th -
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mark Przekurat
Jim Fiorentino & More!

This is a three day non-stop, action packed, hands-on arborist rope splicing training.
We will cover the most common rope products in our industry, from hollow-braid to
double-braid to 24 strand to rigging & rope tools. How to identify it, inspect it and
expand your mind with what can be made from it!

Our goal is to make you a safer, more productive arborist by increasing your
awareness of professionally spliced tools.  Remember the ANSI Z133 makes your
safety...your responsibility.  Isn’t it time you spent a couple of days becoming
intimately familiar with the tools that you trust your life with....every day?

What can you expect to get out of this class?


  • Expert instruction from a seasoned tree care company owner, Mark Przekurat,
    of Renaissance Acres Tree Care
  • Jim Fiorentino, expert splicer from Shelter Tree Care Products.
  • You will walk away with a thorough understanding of how and why splices
    work, how to inspect your splices and how and why rope tools fail.
  • Printed splicing instruction manuals will be provided to all attendees.
  • You will gain the hands on experience of creating your own professional, safe
    splices.  A valuable skill that gives you more control over your work
    environment by allowing you to create your own custom tools to accomplish
    your work safer and more efficiently. You will be working with hollow braid, 16-
    strand, 24-strand, & high modulus fibers.
  • You will receive your own rope for splicing and hardware for rope tools.
  • Your sample splice will be sent out for destruction testing and results emailed
    to you.
  • A beginners splicing tool-kit will be available for purchase at the class for an
    additional $35.
  • Hardware (biners, snaps, rings etc.) will be available for purchase.
  • Meet new people and swap ideas with other splice-happy, like-minded
  • On-site lodging starts for those early birds on Thursday, at 4pm, but also
    please stay Friday and Saturday (included but bring your sleeping bag, pillow,
    sleeping pad & towel).
  • Breakfast and lunch are also included and provided on-site to allow more
    splicing time.
  • Dinner will be your responsibility for Thursday and Friday. (There is an
    excellent gourmet pizza place close-by). A home style meal will be served on
    Saturday night.
  • Workshop questions call Mark Przekurat at 603-529-0874
  • Registration questions call Heather Leff at 978-844-0441

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday: Flexible check-in after 4pm  (please contact Mark to let him know
    when you will arrive)
  • Friday: 8-5pm - Splicing Instruction
  • Saturday: 8-5pm - Splicing Instruction
  • Sunday: 8-Noon - Finishing your projects

SPONSORS or BECOME A SPONSOR - Call Heather at 978-844-0441

  • New England ISA
  • Renaissance Acres Tree Care
  • Shelter Tree

COST:  Before February 21st
NEC-ISA Members: $300.00  Non-Members: $335.00 (includes a 1 year NEC-ISA

After February 21st:
Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $385.00 (includes a 1 year NEC-ISA Membership)

Race Mountain Tree Services, Inc. P.O. Box 603 Sheffield, MA 01257 (413) 229-2728