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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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climber stability

I have owned an API Grandstand Magnum for quite some time. But, over those years I've also tried at least 4 other brands of climber. Each one I tried was hunted out of at least three times, and I tried them all on virtually every type of tree on my property, so I think I gave them all a good chance. Including my API they all had one little "flaw" as far as I'm concerned. Once up the tree and the seat part firmly locked(strapped) in, the foot part was not as stable as I would like. Each one had some "roll" to it if even a small amount of side pressure was put on it. The only one time Ii ever felt totally secure with the foot part, was when I belted in real well and lowered myself to a sitting position on the foot part, and actually put a ratchet strap around the tree like the seat part uses. Guess my question is two fold: is there a climber with a rock solid foot part, and if not why hasn't anyone ever made one that can somehow be tightened from the seat part?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 06:11 PM
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Re: climber stability

I have a lone wolf and once you get in the stand,you cinch the straps that connect the seat to the platform.That makes it rock solid and it never shifts.A company called third hand archery products makes a similar products that's actually a little better.
http://thirdhandarchery.com/home.asp
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Re: climber stability

Ive been using a summit viper for 5 yrs. What I've learned is the type of tree makes a big difference. I only climb popular trees. The stand bites in hard on them. Plus I climb high, usually at least 30 ft. Plus I hunt pressured deer, I can't have a single sqeek. I set the foot platform by hopping on outer edge. Set the seat part by hopping my weight on bar. Strap on seat to tree. It doesn't move. Sets in so hard, I have trouble getting it loose to climb down.
Other type trees, it doesn't set in as good. Just another .02.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: climber stability

dce, I like what I saw on that third hand site..I'll be ordering a set of those straps to try. Thanks for the info

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dce, I like what I saw on that third hand site..I'll be ordering a set of those straps to try. Thanks for the info

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Re: climber stability

Third hand man stabilizer straps. Get the Kentucky bow hunters package which also includes there bow holder. It is also great!
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Re: climber stability

I have a 20-some year old Loggy Lite. I don't know if they make anything like them any more. But the thing is a ROCK. It does NOT move at all. Weighs only 10 pounds, too, IIRC.

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Re: climber stability

The only climber I have hunted out of was a summit viper and I couldn't imagine not using the utility strap around the tree and top section of the stand and the tether connecting the top and bottom together. The tether is nothing more than some rope and a clip to connect the top and bottom sections together.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 01:31 AM
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Re: climber stability

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Third hand man stabilizer straps. Get the Kentucky bow hunters package which also includes there bow holder. It is also great!
This, get the whole Kentucky Bow Hunters package! Well worth the investment.
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Re: climber stability

Those third hand straps are awesome... I just ordered myself a set!
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