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    any of you guys use one ? how did you feel on it ?

    i dont plan to bring it back and fourth every morning. id like to use it on private land so ill most likley set it up on a tree the day before and then go up in the morning.

    the main reason i want it instead of a regular tree stand is ive found one for a lower price and im one of those guys who doesn't always like to sit in the same spot all the time.

    if anyone has any input , pros, cons likes dislikes etc let me know please chime in thanks!

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    I have a Summit Viper. Cat's azz. Very comfortable and easy to carry and use. Killed lots of deer and bear from it using both rifle and crossbow.

    Highest I have gone with it is 28 feet on a big white pine and while not as old as some on here I am not young by any stretch and qualify for senior's discount in some stores. Even at my stage of life it is easy to use.

    Would never go back to fixed stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    I have a Summit Viper. Cat's azz. Very comfortable and easy to carry and use. Killed lots of deer and bear from it using both rifle and crossbow.

    Highest I have gone with it is 28 feet on a big white pine and while not as old as some on here I am not young by any stretch and qualify for senior's discount in some stores. Even at my stage of life it is easy to use.

    Would never go back to fixed stands.
    thank you for the input, you rope up your bag and firearm afterwards im assuming? do you just tie your bag off to the tree? it doesnt look like theres to much space once youre up there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    do you just tie your bag off to the tree?
    Something just doesn't sound right with that
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    One of my treestands is a Loggy Bayou climbing treestand. Itís definitely bulky to carry and can be noisy climbing a tree. When cinching it to the tree at height, you have to keep weight on the seat and foot platform lest they slip down the trunkÖ definitely need to follow a process to do it. While in the stand, itís roomy and comfortable and my model has a shooting rail however its not very solid so I try not to rely on it. The downside to my climber is that there are a lot of parts and the stand can creak when I shift my weight. That sound is not natural in the woods and deer can be easily alerted to my presence.

    On the plus side, it can be quicker to initially get into a tree compared to a hang-on, however itís not as practical. Once you have a hang-on secured to a tree, you can get in and out pretty quickly and quietly.

    I agree that if you plan to go back the next day, leave it at the base of the tree so you donít have to take it down and set it back up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    Something just doesn't sound right with that

    LMFAO
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Menard View Post
    One of my treestands is a Loggy Bayou climbing treestand. It’s definitely bulky to carry and can be noisy climbing a tree. When cinching it to the tree at height, you have to keep weight on the seat and foot platform lest they slip down the trunk… definitely need to follow a process to do it. While in the stand, it’s roomy and comfortable and my model has a shooting rail however its not very solid so I try not to rely on it. The downside to my climber is that there are a lot of parts and the stand can creak when I shift my weight. That sound is not natural in the woods and deer can be easily alerted to my presence.

    On the plus side, it can be quicker to initially get into a tree compared to a hang-on, however it’s not as practical. Once you have a hang-on secured to a tree, you can get in and out pretty quickly and quietly.

    I agree that if you plan to go back the next day, leave it at the base of the tree so you don’t have to take it down and set it back up again.
    fair enough, i dont plan to climb to high up, just enough to get up and out of the way lol, but well see, my whole thing is if i want to switch where im going i have the option to with a way to climb as oppose to having to move a whole treestand during the hunting week lol. fair enough, i found one for 100 bucks, worth the try. planning to go grab it tomorrow and try it out after sighting in the shotguns.

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    I much prefer my climber to regular hang ons. I feel more secure in it. Rule number one is to always use a piece of rope to attach the two sections together in case the lower section slips down while climbing. Rule number two is to always carry a small folding saw to cut away branches that you encounter when climbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Menard View Post
    One of my treestands is a Loggy Bayou climbing treestand. It’s definitely bulky to carry and can be noisy climbing a tree. When cinching it to the tree at height, you have to keep weight on the seat and foot platform lest they slip down the trunk… definitely need to follow a process to do it. While in the stand, it’s roomy and comfortable and my model has a shooting rail however its not very solid so I try not to rely on it. The downside to my climber is that there are a lot of parts and the stand can creak when I shift my weight. That sound is not natural in the woods and deer can be easily alerted to my presence.

    On the plus side, it can be quicker to initially get into a tree compared to a hang-on, however it’s not as practical. Once you have a hang-on secured to a tree, you can get in and out pretty quickly and quietly.

    I agree that if you plan to go back the next day, leave it at the base of the tree so you don’t have to take it down and set it back up again.
    Seems to be some differences from mine. It is a tad bulky but not enough to be an issue and the entire thing only weighs 17 lbs. As for noise it's impossible not to make some going up the tree but once set it is silent. Everything is welded aluminum so no mechanical joints to that make noise. Rail is solid as well and i have used it multiple times to shoot off of. Also never felt like i had to keep weight on things to prevent slippage.

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    thank you for the input, you rope up your bag and firearm afterwards im assuming? do you just tie your bag off to the tree? it doesnt look like theres to much space once youre up there ?
    I usually wear my knapsack over the safety harness and climb with it on my back. Firearm/crossbow gets roped up once settled into position. I also bring a couple of medium size lag hooks with me to hang stuff on once in place or cutoff nearby branches to make a natural hanging spot.

    At the base getting ready to go up:



    Bag hung on adjacent tree:



    Hard gun case and rifle in front of me. Hard case is being used as a table of sorts.

    Last edited by Species8472; September 22nd, 2023 at 09:19 PM.
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    great pictures, will be testing it out tomorrow, have a harness just got a lanyard. well see how it goes ill report back tomorrow

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    update, got it today, tried it out, seems like it really likes certain types of trees over others, also having a bit of trouble actually fiduring out how tight or loose the cable is suppose to be ? and at what angle ?

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