Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
It is excellent for turning with one Caveot. Storm damaged Bradford pear can have hidden defects called wind shake. This is a crack that follows the annular rings. The bowl can blow up violently because you often can't seen these cracks until you cut into one.
When you turn them, stand out of the line of fire (this is the direction the bowl will fly if it comes off) as much as you can and for gods sake wear at least a faceshield if not a helmut.
I currently have a lot of wind damaged bradford pear thanks to the last storm. so far so good. No surprises. But I have had one blow up on me years ago and vividly remember that scary situation.