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What's the best Climbing Treestand???

Old 08-19-2009, 08:10 AM
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I am in the market for a Climber and just wondering if anyone had any ideas on what the best one to get is???
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by worm567952 View Post
I am in the market for a Climber and just wondering if anyone had any ideas on what the best one to get is???
Thats like asking whats the best bow.

It all boils down to what your ass is comfortable in within your budget. All we can do is make recommendations. That being said, checkout Lonewolf and summit.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:41 AM
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

I happen to be very happy after retuning my lone wolf to buy the Summit Open Shot!!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:12 AM
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Summit....
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Edcyclopedia View Post
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

I happen to be very happy after retuning my lone wolf to buy the Summit Open Shot!!!
Sorry to hijack, but what didn't you like about the LW? Have you had the Summit in the field yet? How is the quick draw connect system for ease and noise?
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:54 AM
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love the summit viper, haven't ever used the lonewolf but i don't know if i could like one anybetter than the viper
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:34 AM
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I've used several brand of climbers over the years, and I would choose the Lone Wolf over any other I've personally tried. Great stands. High dollar, but worth the extra money IMO.

If you're looking for maximum versatility, you might want to consider a lightweight hang-on with a set of steps as well? You can get up "less than straight" trees better with such a setup.

I bought the LW Alpha and sticks for just such reasons. There have been times I skipped a good looking spot because I couldn't find a "climbable" tree. With the hang-on+sticks, that's less of an issue.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:41 AM
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Summit Viper!! Lightweight, COMFORTABLE, easy to use, stable
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by MGH_PA View Post
Sorry to hijack, but what didn't you like about the LW? Have you had the Summit in the field yet? How is the quick draw connect system for ease and noise?
I never got past 5 feet before the latches holding the belt "unpopped"! A little bark rash to the face - OUCH! I even tried tying the latches closed and it was marginal. So I was damned to pay top dollar and not feel safe, so I returned it.

Maybe it was a rare lemon, maybe it was operator error??? All I know is when when Adrea' invites me to hunt some of those magnificent WI bucks and shows me how to use his stand, then I might consider buying one again.

I do think the Summit is the most comfortable stand and staying put without fidgeting is a major plus when in the woods for hours on end.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:28 AM
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I've got a Summit and been very happy with it. I'm always looking for new ways to quiet it down, but it is not overly loud. I'm just anal. It can't be beat for comfort.
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