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Old 06-08-2006, 08:55 PM
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I need to buy a new stand. I already have 7 other stands. I do have a self climber I hate the thing. To heavy makes to much noise. What should I do?
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:48 AM
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I am hunting other woods this fall. Plus one of my stands is rotting away is no longer safer. Thats why I want to buy a new stand.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:03 PM
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I have 3 rivers edge 15' action ladders that I bought on sale for $75 and I really like them for stands for safety and ease of getting into; they are heavy though as all ladder stands are, but once up they are sure nice.For my hangons I love the Summit copperhead and the Millenium. Both of these stands have a hanger that is 1st mounted to the tree and than the stand is attached to the hanger. I like this feature in a hangon instead of trying to hold the entire stand and mount it.The millenium being the most comfortable hangon I have ever used.. For a climber I have a Summit Viper which is extremely comfortable but as noted by others the cables are a little noisy installing and it is not a super compact backpacker. The quietest climber to install to a tree appears to me to be a lone wolf. The equalizer is also apparantly very quiet to install onn a tree and it has the benefit of being tightened as you climb the tree.
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:29 PM
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I like the gorilla hang-on stands. They aren't expensive, but they are well made, easy to hang, and are rock solid. Give'em a try I think you'll like them.
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Old 06-09-2006, 10:17 PM
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Me summit viper. Check one out. Quiet climbing and not heavy.
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:35 AM
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Lone Wolf if silence and light-weight are what you are looking for! Check em out!
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:50 PM
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the summit viper is my choice. quiet and easy and light
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:26 AM
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If noise and weight are issues with you then you're pretty much limited to chain ons and climbing sticks or gaffs . The only alternative would be a super light climber with belt type attachments instead of cables or climbing bars . Your climber sounds like an older style climbing bar type , I have one too and hate it . I bought an Ameristep Prarie Falcon cable climber on clearance for $45 + shipping from Sportsman's Guide , it's much lighter at 17# and it's normally no more than $120 at Wal-Mart .
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:52 AM
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I have 7 API stands with the T screw for ease of installation. In my past I was a telco lineman so I use an oldlineman's body belt to help me to place the stand. Just lean back and have 2 hands free to put the stand up.
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:56 PM
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My hand climber get's it done silently and in about 2 minutes, at 14 lbs.....
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