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climbers in the rain ?

Old 09-14-2005, 08:33 AM
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Default climbers in the rain ?

Just started using a climber ( bullet backpacker ) this yr and wanted to know if the are safe to use in the rain. Light drizzle here and getting ready to go out around 1-dark. Thanks ...
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:05 AM
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I have never had a problem with my Cobra climbing in the rain. The only issue is you have to be carefulwith rubber bottomed boots if they are wet for any reason because they can slip on the platform.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:49 PM
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I once climbed a tree to 30 feet where one side was covered in ice from freezing rain. I am 6'3" 270# and this was with a Ol Man. Just remember to strap on the safety belt.
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:57 PM
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My loggy climber has no problems on wet trees at all. The only problem that i have is that i use the hug the tree method and pull the stand up with my feet and then inch my way up the tree. If its really wet i bring a plastic bag to wear as a cover up to keep the wateroff of me.
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:18 PM
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im a tree lounge owner with no problems so far climbing in the rain or icey conditions.
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Old 09-17-2005, 11:26 AM
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I've go ta Bullet Backpacker. Last year I used it in the rain. It was fine. It locks in pretty darn good. Always remember to use your bungy strap to hold the back of your seat pad up. And never climb with out that safety harness. Once last year my cable came out of my Bullet Backpacker. My fault..I should of made sure it was in square. I do now. Luckily it was when I was first getting started. The cable was in a little side ways. I was in a hurry.
The stand is very secure and stable.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:48 PM
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Same comments here. I have used my Summit Revolution and an API Bowhunter in the rain without any problems though they advise you not to use them on wet or icy trees.
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Old 09-17-2005, 11:42 PM
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API Grand Slam Bowhunter in the rain several times with no problems.

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