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Climbing Tree Stands

Old 09-03-2007, 01:12 PM
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i have a bigshot made by buckshot its an excellent stand allows you to face the tree or away very comfortable
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:23 PM
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I use a Tree Lounge it is the best stand i ever used next to my gorrilla grey back. Its One of the most comfortable stands in the world iwouldnt trade it for anything. Its a bit on the heavy side but im 16 years old so it dosnt bother me. I like it when hunting the rut so i can sit all day and never get sore. But thats my opinion.

Does anyone else use a Tree Lounge????
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:44 PM
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Does anyone else use a Tree Lounge????

I do not use a tree lounge, I have a few buddies that have em and love em'! Myself I cannot climb the long bulky things! I also would like to know when bowhunting how in the world do you stand up without looking like a 2yr old climbing out of a crib??
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:02 AM
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My vote goes to the Summit Goliath I am 6' 1" 225 lbs and feel just as comfortable in it as sitting in my recliner at home an all day sit is no problem. Plus the platform has plenty of room for my size 14 1/2 boots and the is a big seller for me. I do wish that the cables hooked up like my buddies Summit Viper but over all I love my Goliath.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:57 AM
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My vote goes to the Summit Goliath I am 6' 1" 225 lbs and feel just as comfortable in it as sitting in my recliner at home an all day sit
I used to think I wanted that, then I decided I'd rather be hunting.Not looking to sit all day anymore.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:59 AM
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I've got a summit Viper and for comfort it can't be beat ,i don't worry about the bar around it because you normally shoot standing up anyway's ,so there's no problem with the bar getting in the way ,but for carrying long distance's I do find it a little on the heavy side .

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Old 09-14-2007, 09:32 AM
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I'VE USED MANY BRANDS OF CLIMBING TREE STANDS OVER THE YEARS. MOST TOP BRANDS ARE A GOOD CHOICE. BUT MY FAV IS GORILLA CLIMBERS. THE WAY THE CABLE HUGS THE TREE IS THE BEST I'VE SEEN., I'VE NEVER FELT SAFER. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR TO ME. BUT I'VE USED EVERYTHING FROM API TO LOGGY. I'VE LIKED THEM ALL BUT ONLY ONE I HUNT OUT OF. I THINK YOU LIKE ANY OF THE NEW MODELS OUT THERE FROM ANY BRAND THOUGH..GOOD LUCK ON YOUR PICK...ALWAYS .....GOOD HUNTIN
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:38 AM
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I bought the loggy bayou over the summer and havent hunted with it yet. I had a summit viper last year, got stolen. I hope im gonna enjoy the LB, Im gonna use it for gun and bow. Never had a stand with an open front before.

Tim
I had a Loggy Mega for two years and it got stolen the second last day of the season. I was so happy with it, that I went out a got another one....Loggy Mega Pro Staff. My hunting partner and my brother also have Loggy Mega's.....they're also very happy with it.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:06 AM
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I started with a Viper Classic. Didn't use it much. I am about 160 lbs and the classic was big and bulky to carry, a gaurenteed work out. The I got the Alpha Sit And climb and wow. What a difference for packing it. It sits so close to your back that you don't feel the weight. Set up is a bit easier to be quiet, no metal cable to clang around but not as comfortable to sit in and the shoulder straps IMO were cheap.. I fixed that! Took the shoulder straps and seat cusion from my viper and put them on my Alpha Wolf. Few adjustments and a few accessories and I've got the best of both climber stands.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:27 AM
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I've got both the Summit Viper (that's the one with the bar all the way around), and the Cobra XLS (without the bar), and I basically don't even use my Viper top anymore. I'm keeping it around so that I'll have it if I ever get to lazy to climb with the Cobra, though.

I'm planning on picking up an Open Shot top sometime, too. It has none of the frills of its stablemates, but it reduces the total carrying weight to 14 pounds, which is even 1/2 lb. lighter than Lone Wolf's hand climber.
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