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Old 08-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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I looking for a climbing stand that is light weight. Would really like to try one out before buying, but I know that's not gonna happen. Any recommendations. Light weight... I'm thinking Summit Open Shot. thanks in advance I've been using a API Grand Slam for years...Think it gets heaver every season?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:12 PM
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Summit make a great stand, love mine
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Hook View Post
I've been using a API Grand Slam for years...Think it gets heaver every season?

I also used an API Grand Slam for years and it definitely got heavier every season! I bought a Summit Viper before last season and I love it. Light, steady and easy to climb with. Love the rapid climb stirrups. Strongly recommend Summit.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:30 PM
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Go with a summit . Very comfortable . The open shot is a good choice
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:13 AM
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Diffenly go with a summit
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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Look on Ebay for an old Loggy stand. The first Loggy came out where you only needed the base. It hooks to your feet and you shimmied up the tree. The single piece is the lightest around, allows you to attach your back pack to and put it on your back. Its also extremely quiet. I've bought another one not too long ago off ebay since they aren't made anymore.

Here is one below. Forget the climbing aid included with this one. The key features to look for is the base of the stand that touches the tree. notice this one has a smooth arch. For some reason, Loggy experimented with 2 feet extending from the uder support bars that touched the tree. Thats a bad design. This smooth arch is the one you want.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Loggy-Bayou-...item4168e93442

This one below looks to have those feet.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOGGY-BAYOU-...item2c6738d50a
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:50 AM
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What price do you want to pay; how big are you; style you like; width of seat needed; how heavy is heavy for you; do you like open front or need a closed front; would you want one facing the tree. Everybody is different; treestands are different too.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:30 AM
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I have both a summit and an old man I love both of them both are light weight but I do like the way my old man sets better than my summit, but when I need to sit all day the summit is excellent!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:28 PM
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Im an Ol' man fan all the way! Just so sleak and easy to carry around
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:36 PM
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I have both ol man and summit. Never use the ol man anymore. SUMMIT ALL THE WAY
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