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Which Climbing Stand??

Old 08-11-2008, 04:45 PM
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Im lookin at 3 different climbing stands, Has anyone had any experience with any of these stands??
Lightweight, and steady while in the tree are very important to me.
Lone Wolf Climber - 18 lbs. - $359.99:
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_95599_400007001_400000000_400007000_400-7-1

Ameristep Hitman Climber - 20.5 lbs.- 199.99
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_94614_400007001_400000000_400007000_400-7-1

Summit Viper -20 lbs.- 259.99
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_79359_400007001_400000000_400007000_400-7-1

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:25 PM
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I can't comment on the Lone Wolf or Ameristep, but I have a Summit Viper and like it a lot.
It goes on the tree easy with its cable system, it's sturdy and comfortable, and not that heavy to hike in with.
I like the stirrups and bungee on the bottom piece much better than boot straps.

I've been real happy with it. I have 4 climbers, but I'm usually reaching for my Viper when I head to the woods.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:36 PM
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X2 for the Vipor. I learned to climb with it 3 years ago. Easy to carry in and setup. I have heard alot of good things with th Lone Wolf but have no experience with them. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:54 PM
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:08 PM
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I have the Viper SS and I love it. It's easy to carry in, and very steady in the tree. Two of the three deer I took last year, I got from my Viper.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:30 PM
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I have the viper. The only negative is it's hard to stay awake! Way too comfortable!


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Old 08-12-2008, 08:31 PM
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I have used Summits for many years and love them. Though I have never used the others you have norrowed it down to, so I can't compare them.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:32 PM
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viper all the way
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:25 AM
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Get you an Ol Man if you can find one. Quiet as you attach to tree, sling seat is a real butt saver and light to carry.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:24 AM
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