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Stopping after lighting up the first bulb (prestage) on the tree, locate the transbrake button, and creep up on the second bulb, which is where both upper bulbs are lit, normally signaling that you're ready to go. One thing Hawley said was my favorite: "This is the only time you'll ever be in full control of the tree. When you're ready, hold down the transbrake button and floor it." With the rpm holding steady at 3,000 on the brake, Hawley would let the tree go, and it's time to let go of the button and have some fun.