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Old 11-16-2008, 08:33 PM
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I bought a Summit stand to have for guests who come hunt, and for a spare. I don't like the Summit cable system; it didn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling, although I've not used the stand enough to know how/why the cable could slip to the next notch. I have an API I bought in the mid-90s, which I have full confidence in. It uses chains, and a locking pin goes through the chain link and snaps in place. The only way that thing is coming off is if the pin or the chain break.

Re: the harness, you need to wear that harness all the time. Once I was in a climber, facing the tree and sitting on the seat unit's safety bar. I must have put foot pressure on the foot platform near the tree, while at the same time the foot platform wasn't dug into the tree very good, because the next thing I know that foot platform was gone---about 8' down the tree (the length of the rope tying the two together). I didn't fall and obviously recovered, but you can see how it could have been bad had I fallen and not been wearing the harness.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:34 PM
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Wow, glad to here your ok. Good luck. So the cable stop gaveway andslipped to the next setting? Or did the notch give way and let the cable stop slip through it?
That's the stupidest design on a climber I've ever seen. There is NO WAY I'd get any climber that didn't usesome sort oflocking pin.
Mine has some sort of locking pin and it locks in just fine.[:-] Solo, do you know Dustan Griffin?
Nope....that's what Im sayin, a locking pin of some sort is a must, I wouldn't trust a "tension" type cable.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:55 PM
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Wow, glad to here your ok. Good luck. So the cable stop gaveway andslipped to the next setting? Or did the notch give way and let the cable stop slip through it?
That's the stupidest design on a climber I've ever seen. There is NO WAY I'd get any climber that didn't usesome sort oflocking pin.
Mine has some sort of locking pin and it locks in just fine.[:-] Solo, do you know Dustan Griffin?
Nope....that's what Im sayin, a locking pin of some sort is a must, I wouldn't trust a "tension" type cable.
Ya.....that's what Im sayin, mine has a locking pin, it's not a "tension" type cable.

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:10 PM
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Well While we are talking about it...

To night I was moving my stand to another stand tree, and my bottom was about 5 foot off the ground when I totally lost and and it went down the rest of the way with out me So there I am 8feet up still just sitting on the bark trying to grip the tree with my knees and lumber jack down... that didnt work out so well so I took off my camo utlity belt, like a white trash batman, and set it on the seat and let myself down threw the hole and jumped to the ground... So i got the stand appart and got moved...

anothter wonderful time in a treestand I had was about 3 weeks ago when we had 25mph winds... and your only moving about 3 inches each way but it feels like the whole is going over.

lastly on a but of a creepy note....
about 4 weeks ago I was up in the tree and there was little to no wind and I heard all hell break loose under me in the leaves and this stick was moving by itself... I have never made the sign of the cross and said the prayer of Saint Michael so fast in my life, well actually I have before but never in the woods....

every now and then i get paranoid in the woods... but then again you might two if you have ever read Algernon blackwood's wendigo...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10897...-h/10897-h.htm
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:35 PM
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So i hope you realize that you need to stay attached to the tree from the time you leave the ground until you return to the ground when using your climbing stand. Climbing up or down is when most climbing stand accidents do happen. I know its a pain to slide that harness and rope up and down the tree but its your life your talking about and that should be worth everything.

X2 i couldn't agree more
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:43 PM
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i have several summits, from new to old and i must say i HATE the new cable stop system; i think the "hinged flaps" work ALOT better.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:07 AM
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i have several summits, from new to old and i must say i HATE the new cable stop system; i think the "hinged flaps" work ALOT better.
Yeah....Well, I have the old style and one time when I was climbing out of a particularly gnarly tree that required a lot ofplatform movement to work my way down, one of those "hinged flaps" must have caught on something and became unhinged. Next thing I know, I'm trying to get the platform to seat against the tree, but it just won't do it. Strange I think, until I realize that my climber cable is now only attached on one side and I'm basically hanging in the air by the hand climber. I ended up dropping the platform to the ground, then jumping clear of my hand climber to the ground below since I had no other choice. Scary moment.

Stuff happens out there. I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon and immediately start in with the operator error stuff.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:14 AM
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BTW...I drilled a small hole through the flap and attached a cotter pin to a length of cord that Islide through the flap once I have my cable length set. It prevents the hinge from moving to the open position. Also, on those old style Summits, sometimes that hinge gets sloppy fromuseage, so at the very least, check them out and make sure it fits sng when in the closed position. If not, get out your pliers and make sure it does.

Wonder why they ever went away from the hinged design?
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:17 AM
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One more thing. My buddy accomplishes the same thing with wire ties to prevent the hinge from opening in an unforseen situation.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:58 AM
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That'll make your heart skip a beat. Glad you were able to hang on and stay safe.
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