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Old 12-15-2003, 03:27 PM
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i need a new climbing stand what is a good that is not over $300 and that is safe?
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Old 12-15-2003, 03:53 PM
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Summit Viper XLS ~ $219.00 You can probably find it for less. I got mine a month ago on eBay for $187.00 brand new.
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Old 12-15-2003, 03:59 PM
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I bought a Hunters View Model HVATC-4020 Pro-Staff Elite Series Comfort Zone 12-Point stand. I am happy with it. There are probably better ones on the market but it is light and seems safe. It comes with the fall restarint harness.
I paid $130 at Dicks and I think the same stand in steel rather than aluminum is $110.

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Old 12-15-2003, 05:22 PM
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I've got a Bigshot that is one of the safest climbers around. Perfect for archery or gun. It's a little heavier than other brands but in my opinion the comfort and versatility more than make up for the few extra pounds. I've even had some buddies switch over after giving mine a try. They retail for $314 but you should be able to find one for around $275 at a local shop. Here's a link to there website.
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Old 12-15-2003, 08:36 PM
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I'll second the vote for the Viper XLS!
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:17 AM
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Lone Wolf for $299.00, won't be sorry.
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:08 AM
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I've hunted several brands and Summit is the best by far. They are extremely light and the cable system they have for locking on a tree is great. Also, I weigh about 250# and the strength of the stand is more than ample. I have the "Extreme XL" and have used it for several years. The seat in mine is an air bladder type which is extremely comfortable. Last year it dry rotted and started leaking. I called Summit and the next day I had a new seat on my door step - no questions asked. The new stands have a foam seat so I guess more people had the same problem. Based on that service I will be buying a new one next year.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:30 AM
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Lone Wolf seat climber here. Around $289 retail in my area.

I won't use anything else.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:39 AM
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look at API'S they are 229-289 and are very comfort.
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Old 12-19-2003, 07:02 PM
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Viper XLS, hands down and they are very comfortable, with a cable hook-up , no fumbling for pins and trying to find a hole to stick them in in the dark.
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