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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Guido's Web

I just bought Guido's Web and was wondering if anyone uses one, if so how do you climb? I've seen climbing sticks, Rope with loops to step in, Climbing Paws, and even a lone wolf hand climber top. It looks like ladder sticks are the way to go but I would like to go as light as possible.

The hand climber top is definitely something I will try. I should be able to get around branches with it.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 03:51 PM
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Re: Guido's Web

I bought one last year,STILL IN THE PROCESS OF FIGURING IT OUT.You definately want to make a bridge.
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I bought one last year,STILL IN THE PROCESS OF FIGURING IT OUT.You definately want to make a bridge.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Guido's Web

I am trying to order a bridge from some guy on archerytalk. I could probably make one but he's cheap enough and sells a lot of them, so they must be OK.

My buddy uses a tree saddle and loves it. I am still on the fence about the web, but it gets great reviews so I figured I'll give it a shot. I'm interested mostly for climbing almost any type of tree.
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I have a tree saddle as well.The concept was great but I didn't find it comfortable at all.It pinched my hips and my knees took a beating.The Guidos web eliminates the knee issue and is way more comfortable.If you have some trees already set up with a ladder or steps,it's the ticket.Hauling in a set of LW climbing sticks isn't a big deal and you can also climb a tree using just one.

You're a friggin predator with one of these things.You can climb any tree and stay almost completely hidden.It does take some getting used to so just stick with it.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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well I tried climbing for the first time with the rope bridge and I have to say I need some practice. I had a heck of a time just because I'm not used to it yet. I couldn't figure out how to slide the prussic knot with all of my weight on it. When I stood up I held on to the tree and then had no hands left So I went in and watched the video and saw where you need to pull up on the rope that the prussic knot is tied to.

One thing I don't like is the rope that goes around the tree keeps sliding down unless there is weight on it. As soon as I stand up it falls. Once your settled in it's not an issue I guess.

I need more practice that's for sure.

FYI I bought a climbing sling from REI to connect to the rope and it is very light thin and strong. I use the 60cm length and it seems to be a good length.

Climbing Sling
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Re: Guido's Web

i have a tree saddle and i just use 4 lone wolf sticks and simple and they dont weigh much at all
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Sorry, I didn't type that clear. I shouldn't have said climbing. I use the sticks to get up too, but I was talking about the rope bridge that I use once I am at the height I want to be. I use a lineman's belt when climbing up the sticks.
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The rope with the prussic knot works good once you get used to adjusting.Most of the time I use the strap that came with my treesaddle.

If you slid the prussic all the way up,the rope shouldn't slide or fall down.It takes practice but once you get the hang of it,you'll be deadly.
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what is a rope bridge
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