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climbing stand

Revo2811

Member
I’ve had the summit viper for about 7 years now works great. Takes a little practice at first.
After a while you’ll be up in about 5-7 pulls


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I was hoping this thread would get more responses. I've been looking at them to, not ready to take the plunge yet, just looking. The last issue of "Bowhunting" magazine had an article about "Tree Saddles". I guess they've been around four a while and more companies are making them now. Anyway it's an interesting concept, one of the advantages talked about is that there's more versatility in tree shape and size.
If you want to check it out, here's a video of a guy getting up in a tree in something less than 10min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7BEGdx3uv8
 
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flytrue

Member
Thanks, I checked them out online. They look good. I haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet.
I’ve had the summit viper for about 7 years now works great. Takes a little practice at first.
After a while you’ll be up in about 5-7 pulls


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ChrisAMX

Member
I didn't think many people using stands here in West, especially CA. I use to use them in PA when I was a teen. We use to build ours back in those days.
 

BelchFire

I speak fluent Vise-Grip
I didn't think many people using stands here in West, especially CA. I use to use them in PA when I was a teen. We use to build ours back in those days.
Yeah, like Chris, I'm surprised to see you asking, but then your locations isn't filled in, so you may not be in Kali.

I have a 20+ year old API Grand Stand Magnum Supreme. I would buy another in a heartbeat, but I don't have to lug it as far as most of you guys. If I climb high enough, I can often see my truck from the stand. Sometimes, I leave it on the tree for the next hunt, so I'm not up against the same obstacles you guys are. It's rock solid; I'll give it that. And SUPER comfortable!
 

TheGDog

Member
If you're considering a Tree Stand, you'll want to also check into and research possibly using a Tree Saddle instead. They look kinda neat. And much lighter.
 

flytrue

Member
I saw my buddy try a tree saddle last year. I was not impressed. It looked too tangly, (just made that word up, but you get my meaning), and uncomfortable for any length of time. The Viper climbing stands are 20 lbs! That's light.
I'm in California, Mendo county.
 


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