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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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gorilla king kong not tight enough??

Anyone else out there with this concern? I plan to put a ratchet strap as well (buy from hardware store). Where would you recommend the placement of a ratchet? Middle of stand? Up with other strap? at bottom?

Thanks for your help. I'm a new(er) hunter and this is my second season using a treestand (last year was a climber).

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 12:26 PM
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Re: gorilla king kong not tight enough??

Never had a Gorilla stand, but if I were going to put a ratchet strap on it, I would put it up near the seat. I would guess if you put it too low, the stand could roll over.

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Re: gorilla king kong not tight enough??

I put 2 ratches on all my lock ons- keeps them solid and noise free as well as safe

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Re: gorilla king kong not tight enough??

Gorilla stands have a tendancy to feel loose when you attach to the tree because of the cam strap. After I read the instructions (hate to admit that) I realized what was wrong. You need to pull the strap tight while supporting the stand so that it is as tight as possible while the strap is straight across...then pull down on the whole stand BEFORE lowering the platform (see manual). As mentioned above, I also put extra straps on my lock-ons at top and platform to eliminate ANY shifting...

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Re: gorilla king kong not tight enough??

Thanks for the advice. I too read the directions, but it needs the ratchet straps... Going back to the stand this week to install them. I may be used to my climber (dance party rock solid), and want that gorilla to feel the same.

All I could find were hooks for the ratchet straps. I guess the for the gorilla it needs to be hook to hook?

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Re: gorilla king kong not tight enough??

I usually put one strap at the top, basically doubling up on the existing strap...the try to go one side of platform brace, around tree, and hook to other side of platform brace. This eliminates any "shifting" when stepping on or off. Another nice accessory is a "climbing system" rope like the one from seat-o-the pants. Once installed, this 30' rope allows you to hook up while standing on the ground and slide the prusic up as you climb your sticks / ladder = no chance of falling.

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