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Old 06-10-2006, 03:08 PM
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Hey I was wondering if the bar on the front of climbers ever gets in the way? I am looking at several Sumitts and I like what I see but. It looks like if a deer ever came and caught me off gaurd I wouldnt be able to take the shot sitting or does the front bar not getin the way? Any help would be great thanks.
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:25 PM
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Actually it helps give a sence of security. You can hit your bow on it if your not careful and spook game but it is a little comforting when your 30 feet up.
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:31 PM
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Default RE: Does the bar on climbing stands....

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Actually it helps give a sence of security. You can hit your bow on it if your not careful and spook game but it is a little comforting when your 30 feet up.
I agree with the comforting feel.

The only problem I have had with my bar is if the deer is directly under the stand, or at a severe down angle. You just can't take that shot...but since that is not a wise shot to take anyway, it really isn't a problem at all. And I do all (well, most) ofmy shooting sitting down.
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Old 06-10-2006, 03:54 PM
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I have the summitt without the bar.I love the stand but would definitlely buy one with a bar for 2 reasons, the security of the bar while in the stand, also for climbing up and down the tree.If your hands ever slipped off the top part of the stand while climbing without the bar theres nothing to stop you from falling backwards except your saftey belt
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:12 PM
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Default RE: Does the bar on climbing stands....

It definitely gives a good sense of security.......

Depending on how you are positioned....yes you can take shots sitting....I have successfully.....

And yes, like mentioned above....you can definitely hit your bow off of it making noise which could possiblly spook deer...and yes, I have done this as well.

I prefer "barless" types though, but sometimes I use my climber that has the bar in the front....
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:15 PM
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No, the bar does NOT get in the way of your bow. I shoot out of mine all the time and the bow has never hit the bar.
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:21 PM
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Default RE: Does the bar on climbing stands....

Same with me.... I like the bar on my Summit Viper X4. It gives me an added sense of security knowing its there.

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Old 06-10-2006, 04:23 PM
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Default RE: Does the bar on climbing stands....

I have owned a few summits and I own one now without the bar.The bar is nice if you are gunhunting.I have caught my cam on the bar before while taking a shot.But it was my fault not the treestands.While bowhunting I do not want anything toaffect my chances.I just feel the bar is a disadvantage to a bowhunter. Get a summit with a footrest and you are in heaven.
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Old 06-10-2006, 05:43 PM
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Good for security, as has already been said, and also for sit-down/stand-up climbing where you can rest while you're bringing the lower portion of the stand up with your feet.
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:14 PM
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Default RE: Does the bar on climbing stands....

What's all this talk about security? Who needs security while hanging from a swaying tree by a cable or chainwhile 20-25 feet from the ground?? I have an API Extreme Bowhunter that is open in the front and feel totally comfortable now, but it took a little getting used to the first time or two after using wrap around, stand up-sit down style stands. I know API gets a bad rap from some, but I have no complaints with this stand at all.
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