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Tree stand help

Old 12-12-2012, 09:57 AM
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Default Tree stand help

I'm looking to get a new tree stand I have the last model of the tree lounge made it's fairly light just a pain to pack and set up all the time I like my tree lounge but not for bowhunting I have the platform. I was thinking about getting the Summit openshot SD I used to have a comfort zone climber but didnt really like the bar in the way or weight of it so Im used to hand climbing. I was wondering if any one has the openshot SD I normaly only hunt from 6 in the morning till around 10 then pack up then im back out at 2 until sun down. So I dont usually stay in my stand all day. But if you have a Summit openshot SD I would love to hear what you think about it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:45 PM
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Default Everybody is different; there's pros; there's cons.

First, I really wanted an early tree lounge over twenty years ago. I had one big problem. Up in the air, you had to use a knee to pivot 180 degrees. If I didn't have old knee injuries I would have had a tree lounge.

The openshot is only 15 lbs, so there is no good reason to leave it in the woods. A plus in my mind.
I personally don't like stands without front or guard bars. Thinking about deer and standing on a open "diving board" never appealed to me. For some it's no bother.
Of course, I learned to use a 42 inch bow, a to a, successfully, with a front bar, so my opinion is different.

For my older back, I need something not available on the openshot. A nice cushioned back support.

Every stand has plus and minuses. And there are pluses and minuses for some and not others.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Valentine View Post
First, I really wanted an early tree lounge over twenty years ago. I had one big problem. Up in the air, you had to use a knee to pivot 180 degrees. If I didn't have old knee injuries I would have had a tree lounge.

The openshot is only 15 lbs, so there is no good reason to leave it in the woods. A plus in my mind.
I personally don't like stands without front or guard bars. Thinking about deer and standing on a open "diving board" never appealed to me. For some it's no bother.
Of course, I learned to use a 42 inch bow, a to a, successfully, with a front bar, so my opinion is different.

For my older back, I need something not available on the openshot. A nice cushioned back support.

Every stand has plus and minuses. And there are pluses and minuses for some and not others.
Yes I see what your saying and when I first got the treelounge I was kinda skeptical about pivoting around after climbing. But yea I never leave my stands in the woods I lug my tree lounge around one every bow hunt unless Im using my blind. My tree lounge is full alluminum so it's lite but I just need a less bulkier stand and something that sets up fast without having to bolt the back on every time you wanna use it my opinion it makes way to much noise. But on the plus side it is really comfy and I have no problem climbing around 30-35ft. So I was looking for something lighter smaller and quiter I dont mind not having a back rest I enjoyed hunting out of my ladder stand lastyear.
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