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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    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 ?
    You have to pay attention to the taper of the tree or you could be sitting at an angle at height. Good luck hunting from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Menard View Post
    You have to pay attention to the taper of the tree or you could be sitting at an angle at height. Good luck hunting from it.
    well my question is more when im starting to set it up, is it better to have the cable tighter and the platform on a little of an angle? or the platform flat and tighten to that?

    also was looking around and seen some stabilizer straps for them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVrETdPx-tQ looks pretty efficient?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    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 ?
    In terms of tree types the more consistent the diameter is the better. As for angles hopefully the stand came with a manual. Mine seems to like an angle of about 15 degrees which is in line with what is specified in the manual.

    As for starting angle typically with mine it starts a little steeper and gets less steep as I climb but never gets "flat." Never had to adjust cable length after I start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    In terms of tree types the more consistent the diameter is the better. As for angles hopefully the stand came with a manual. Mine seems to like an angle of about 15 degrees which is in line with what is specified in the manual.

    As for starting angle typically with mine it starts a little steeper and gets less steep as I climb but never gets "flat." Never had to adjust cable length after I start.
    ah it did not come with a manual but i may be able to find one online. do you also tie the stand off to the tree once at a desired height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowjob View Post
    ah it did not come with a manual but i may be able to find one online. do you also tie the stand off to the tree once at a desired height?
    Manual would be good - it will have the details specific to your climber design. Have never tied the climber off to the tree - never felt the need to and it is not mentioned in my manual. Only thing tied off to the tree is my safety harness.
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    On my climber, there are straps that you have to cinch on both sections to keep them tight to the tree.
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    I'm still using the original equalizer climber. It has served me well over the years. Super stable and I can adjust the seat and foot angle as I climb. It was spendy when I bought it but buy once cry once.


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    Whatever climbing method you choose please use a harness and make your own safety line from climbing rated rope, do not buy the made in China 'Hunter Safety Systems' rope, they do not use the correct figure eight knot and some just use staples. Don't trust your life to Chinese staples.

    I suggest using 9mm kernmantle rope girth hitched to the tree with a figure eight follow through knot (its easier than it sounds) and connected to the hunter with a prussic loop to a caribeener, if you can carry the weight use a rope long enough to rapel down if you get into trouble with the climber.
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    You couldn'tí pay me to use a climber again! Pisses me off that I wasted over 20 years in one when I should have been set up on the ground. Portable tent blind on the ground is the way to go. Ten times safer and warmer. No more freezing your bag off all day. No more swaying trees to try to aim from. Now you can move, scratch yourself, open your thermos and crap and
    piss in total comfort without the fear of spooking the deer. No more bloody noise climbing up and down the tree. The biggest con to climbers is that 75% of the time you cannot set up at the best spots due to lack of a suitable tree. I sure donít miss sitting cramped for 14 hours hanging off a tree in solid pissing rain, soaked to the skin in wet raingear.

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