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Old 12-30-2008, 11:04 AM
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I may need to add a couple stands to my arsenal for next season. I love LW stands but I can't afford to buy alot of those.

Anyone have any experiences with the Gorilla Kong stands?

How quiet are they (particularly in cold weather)?

Easy of hanging?

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:24 AM
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I have two Kongs, and A king kong.

I love gorilla treestands. Very easy to set up and move quickly, pretty quiet, not too heavy, and doesn't break the bank.

The ONLY thing I don't like about them is the straps. I always go to the hardware and get some heavier duty ratchet straps.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:29 AM
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ORIGINAL: MN/Kyle

I have two Kongs, and A king kong.

I love gorilla treestands. Very easy to set up and move quickly, pretty quiet, not too heavy, and doesn't break the bank.

The ONLY thing I don't like about them is the straps. I always go to the hardware and get some heavier duty ratchet straps.
Thanks for the reply...

So you think the straps are a little flimsy? unsafe?
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:29 PM
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I've been using one for about 6 seasons now and have never had any trouble. I use the factory straps and they've always been steady. No noise & very lite.Extend the strap before you climb and it's a breeze to set up.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:42 PM
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I have a King Kong. and I really like it. And like Kyle said the straps suck! I would highly recommend buying new straps.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:00 PM
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I probably have 12 gorilla stands. at least! ill do inventory in month. Either way there not as good as they used to be IMO. They used to be better constructed. I dont have problems with the straps,i bought two new gorillas this year and bow squeked, which i never had happen before.

I also bought another rivers edge stand, I have about 10 rivers edges too and no problems with them. Gorillas have a longer platform and River edge offers a wider platform but not as long. Id go with the top end gorillas or the rivers edge if you want to get a decent stand for $70. The cheaper gorillas arent as good as they used to be.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:07 PM
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Not sure why some of you are having strap issues?? The only problem I ever had was learining how to loosen them to get the stand down. Unless they have changed in the past couple years.
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:56 PM
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I will agree they are quiet and good construction but man unless the guy's who say they aren't heavy have never used other stands i would strongly disagree they are the heaviest stands I have ever hung. My buddy has about 6 of different sizes and they are ball busters to hang compaired to my summits and others I have. I bought 3 new field and stream stands list year for $30 and they are the best under $50 stands I have ever bought, they fold, carrry and hang great, much lighter. They make a little bigger model for $50 but I'm good with the smaller platforms. I would recomment the F&S over the, you need a Gorilla, to hang them but both are quiet and well built.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:04 PM
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AKong only weighs 15lbs but they make other larger stands that are heavier.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:03 PM
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I have a couple of the kong hang ons and love them.. They work good, i use the strap but add a wratchet strap of my own as well..
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