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Treestands and heigths???

Old 11-05-2008, 12:43 PM
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I have used many ladder stands, and they dont bother me, I have recently bought a tree lounge and have tried it a few times in the backyard, Its very solid and comfortable.
I tried it today and got up to about 15ft.
My problem is I have a fear of heigths; Would a lock on stand with a climbing stick be more secure feeling?? The one I like has a rail and sling seat by strong built.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:46 PM
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I feel the most secure in my Sumitt Climber... I would rather be up higher in that than anything... usually up 20-25 feet in climber, if the trees will allow for it... lock on & ladders 15 to 18" max... I am less comfortable in them.

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Old 11-05-2008, 02:36 PM
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I have had a tree lounge for about five years and I usually go up about 30' with it and have no problem. but I dont mind hights. I have the bowhunter package on mine and stand on it all the time and I weigh about 250. No matter how high you go you need to have a good safty system.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:58 PM
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I have had2 old style Tree Lounges for 13+ years and I always climb between 20 and 30 feet. I'm close to 70 and weight 225 pds.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:04 PM
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Any suggestions on getting used to the heigth??
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:37 PM
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Any suggestions on getting used to the heigth??
A good Safety Harness.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:31 PM
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The more time that you spend up in the tree, the more confidence you will have. Be safe and wear your harness too.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:48 PM
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like said above the more time you spend up there the more confident you'll be.. I have a climber thats 4 years old but i use it as a hang on, just put it up and use a nice 16 foot ladder...
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:59 PM
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i used a climber ounce.. and didnt like them too well it was solid, but i use the gorilla kong hang on tree stand with 20 ft ladder... and instead of just sing the chain to tie it on.. we also use a ratchet strap so it really is solid!! hope it helps
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:03 PM
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i used a climber ounce.. and didnt like them too well it was solid, but i use the gorilla kong hang on tree stand with 20 ft ladder... and instead of just sing the chain to tie it on.. we also use a ratchet strap so it really is solid!! hope it helps
Thats what Im thinking of trying, I did sit in the stand at about 15ft again, It was a little better this time. I think the lock on would be quieter and easier when getting in too. If I use the climber it will remain on a tree on my lease, so i wont be packing it, theres still some noise with climbing.
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