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Anything you don't like about your Summit??????

Old 11-06-2002, 09:22 AM
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Default Anything you don't like about your Summit??????

I'm using a Python and I get some noise out of the cable. I've been up about a dozen trees so far with it and it has what I would consider normal wear. When I carry it or climb with it the cable slaps the inside of the stand and makes a lot of noise.

I bought this stand because I wanted a quiet, comfortable stand. It is pretty comfy. Anyone else notice this problem? Should I let Summit know?

Thanks guys!

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Old 11-06-2002, 09:37 AM
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Chief,

I'm assuming you're talking about the cables used to wrap around the tree, the 8,000-lb. test steel ones...

I'm not sure how they could hit the inside of your stand, but do you insert them all the way to the last stop when you're packing in and out? This makes for a tighter bend for what's left, and places more tension on the cables so they can't move.

Let me know if that helps, or you're talking about something else.

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Old 11-06-2002, 09:49 AM
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Yes. Those are the ones. I know what you are saying about the tension and that does help some but doesn't stop it from slapping. I have been securing them with a strap while I'm packing in and out but I really shouldn't have to. That doesn't help any while climbing the tree though.

Thanks for the thoughts MQ1, and good luck out there!

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Old 11-06-2002, 09:59 AM
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Stop at the hardware store and get a can of that spray on plastic coating, works great for coating the cables, and lasts a lot longer than the stufff that's on there when you buy it.
I spray it down in those tubes too, it gets rid of that noise. I also spray it where the cable stop hits the bracket to keep it tight, where you slide the clip over it. Get it all down on the inside of there, it'll be real quiet, and absolutely no metat to metal.
It's the stuff used to color coat tool handles, or protect from rust. You can get green or black.

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Old 11-06-2002, 10:09 AM
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Great idea! So I guess you noticed this too. How long does it take to cure and do you know what the stuff is called?

Man, that's a good idea! Thanks 6ptsika!

Good hunting!

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Old 11-06-2002, 10:42 AM
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I have a Cobra I've used for 4 seasons and I really like it very much. I'll pay more attention to noise while I'm packing, but in the tree it's perfectly quiet.

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Old 11-06-2002, 10:50 AM
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The only thing I don't like about my Summit is that I cannot seem to stay awake while on stand. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> I have noticed the noise also, and I have found that if I push the cables far into the shaft, with no more than one notch showing on each side, that this just about eliminates the noise. I also replace the shrink tubing every year or two. Hopes this helps.
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Old 11-06-2002, 11:18 AM
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ChiefHeadHunter,

I bought the Cobra XLS used this year and found that the cables were pretty well worn off. So I bought two new shrink wrap tubes for $14.99 through their website.

Hope this helps...

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Old 11-06-2002, 11:35 AM
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I've been hearin that slappin noise when packin in-out also.
all the time i thought it was the 2 sections clankin together.
guess it was the cable. think I'll try that plastic spray stuff.
but does that stuff smell? what about spraying the cables with
that black under-coating stuff that comes in a spray can?

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Old 11-06-2002, 12:24 PM
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The only thing I don't like about mine is that I could only afford one! <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
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