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Old 08-22-2007, 01:15 PM
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Do you guys still use portable tree stands even if the tree is soaking wet, it seems a bit dangerous climbing up a tree in the rain?
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:34 PM
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I guess it just depends on what kind of tree your climbing and what kind of climber your using , The climber I use has spikes on it so I wouldnt worry about it . The ones with the cables you might slip alittle or something but once all your weight is on it it shouldnt go anywhere .
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:53 PM
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i use a summit
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:02 PM
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I use my Lone Wolf climber on wet trees without any problems. I screw in a tree hook on the back side just below the traction belt on theseat portion so it can't slip down if you need to stand.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:25 PM
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Early you are the man! That has to be the tip of the year for me.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:30 PM
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I use a Summit and don't have much trouble in the rain. It mostly depends on the tree you climb, if the bark is real smooth there is more chance to slip.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:28 PM
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ORIGINAL: FRALEY

Early you are the man! That has to be the tip of the year for me.
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Yea Tony, I learned that one the hard way!Several years ago I had a6pt coming my way. I went to slowly stand andmy pantspocket zipper caught the seat portion, lifted it enough, and it slid down and hit the platform. CLANK!! I swore that would NEVER happen again, and it hasn't.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:44 PM
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I have no problem in my Summit either...of course I am 350 pounds so I think I would get that thing to stick on a greased aluminum pole!
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:49 PM
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LOL... nice. I've got a climber (forget the name) that I've used for a few years now and I haven't had any trouble in the rain. The cable that goes around the tree is high enough so the bottom actually wants to swing in an arc down into the tree (best visual I could come up with) where the teeth hold it in.

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Old 08-22-2007, 05:18 PM
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I've used mine in the rain & snow. Everytime I lift the platform, & make sure I set that in a little bit harder to grab a better bite. Of course, the bark does make a difference. Say a large birch to an oak.
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