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Old 10-22-2009, 06:35 PM
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Just picked one up today and excited to set it up on one of my hang-on stands. One question, in the directions, it appears as if you just use it as you safety strap once in stand too. Or rather, you don't disconnect from it once you get into stand and strap into a separate safety strap? Is that right? That would make sense.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:46 PM
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You connect your harness to it while your standing on the ground at the base of the tree and slide the prussic knot up while you climb up. Leave it alone while your on the stand, and then slide the knot back down as you decend. You stay connected to that rope the entire time that your off the ground. You do not have to disconnect it and reconnected it to anything else. i use mine with my highpoint climber and I absolutely love mine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:01 PM
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Don't forget to secure the bottom of the rope so the prussic knot will slide up.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:23 PM
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Every hang on and ladder should come with one of these. I learned the hard way last week, fell @ 15 ft while climbing. My stupidity caused the fall. Got lucky - no permanent damage.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:46 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys. A few more questions. With your climber, how do you hook it up completely at the top (stand spot) and bottom of the tree before climbing? I'd imagine you'd have to for it to work? For ladder stands, the video shows them running the rope down the ladder from the top of the stand spot. Seems like that's how you would connect it then in those cases but I'd imagine you'll want to pull it off to the side at the top some so it doesn't interfere with shooting.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:56 AM
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I use my rope/prussic knot from my Summit stands when I use the HSS vest with a climbing stand. HSS now offers a similar product. https://secure.huntersafetysystem.co...products_id=27

I think the long lifeline would be too much trouble in a climber but its great for hang ons.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by minnesotadeer View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. A few more questions. With your climber, how do you hook it up completely at the top (stand spot) and bottom of the tree before climbing? I'd imagine you'd have to for it to work? For ladder stands, the video shows them running the rope down the ladder from the top of the stand spot. Seems like that's how you would connect it then in those cases but I'd imagine you'll want to pull it off to the side at the top some so it doesn't interfere with shooting.
You don't use these with a climber, they are intended for a hang on or ladder stand. Matter of fact, I can't even think of a way you could use one with a climber. For a climber, you need a restraint that attaches to your safety vest (whatever type) and around the tree. As you progress up the tree, you move the restraint up with you.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:30 AM
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I use one on each of my hang on stands. Once I am in the stand I hook my safety harness to the tree, THEN disconnect from the safety line. Never be disconnected!

I use both just because, well don't know, I just worry about the safety roap moving as I maneuver for a shot.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by NavyDeerHunter View Post
You don't use these with a climber, they are intended for a hang on or ladder stand. Matter of fact, I can't even think of a way you could use one with a climber. For a climber, you need a restraint that attaches to your safety vest (whatever type) and around the tree. As you progress up the tree, you move the restraint up with you.
I was asking because ConcordMountaineer says he uses it with his climber. I wanted to know how that can be done.

Thanks for the replies guys!
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by minnesotadeer View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. A few more questions. With your climber, how do you hook it up completely at the top (stand spot) and bottom of the tree before climbing? I'd imagine you'd have to for it to work? For ladder stands, the video shows them running the rope down the ladder from the top of the stand spot. Seems like that's how you would connect it then in those cases but I'd imagine you'll want to pull it off to the side at the top some so it doesn't interfere with shooting.
I just bought one last week and set it up on my ladder stand. I ran it right down the side of the ladder like they did in the video. The line hangs over at least 1/4th of my sitting platform, it a 2 man buddy stand so has a decent platform. It will probably be a nuisance for me but not something i cant learn to deal with. It beats falling out of the tree and not being able to go home to my wife and 2 young boys.
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