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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever use them? I'm just looking for some reviews.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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Re: Climb Paws

I have never used these but they look like they would be pretty nice.

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I ordered a set so we'll see. I want to use them with my lone wolf climbing sticks & Guidos Web. I plan on leaving maybe two sticks on the tree and carrying in a few of these to get up to the sticks. And maybe a couple more for a foot rest once I'm up.
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Keep us posted, nothing better then real people giving a real review.

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Re: Climb Paws

Jack,I often leave two sections of cheap climbing sticks in a tree.However,I find it easier to use one rope on step along with one section of LW climbing sticks to reach the other steps.

One LW stick fits nicely in the folder of Guido's web and hardly adds any noticeable weight.

The climb paws seem ok but they're much more bulky and have to bang around when you;re carrying them.One folded up rope step for the first step and a LW climbing stick is the way to go.

I also have some older light aluminum steps that I hooked together on one strap to use as a platform.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Climb Paws

My bridge rope and paws were on my porch when I got home. I was worried the paws were going to be flimsy but they're very sturdy and are not noisy at all. I really wanted them for my foot rest when I'm sitting in the web, maybe put four around the tree. I agree that carrying one stick is pretty light.

now if it would stop raining I can test it out.
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As somebody who is safety conscious and understands different types of forces, I wouldn't use them. I do not like the design. But then again those screw in steps that many people like...well I hate them.

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not to worried because I will be using the Guidos Web and you really can't fall when your hooked up correctly. I would like to hear what you don't like about the design that would keep you from using them. That's why I started the thread.

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 12:10 AM
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I don't like that the foot isn't contained. Full containment is best, but slanted rungs on climbing sticks are also safe in my opinion. These are neither. I also don't like how your center of gravity is never in line with the force opposing the forces you exert while climbing. Since there is only one strap and very little distance of contact in the vertical direction between the tree and step, I can see how these will rotate or shift if you don't set them perfect or climb with perfect technique. It is just a disaster waiting to happen. If you slip, you can't recover by yourself. There is also no good anchor for your hands if you want to grab the step above you to climb.

There are many less expensive, safer, quicker climbing methods out there for me. I wouldn't use these if I got them for free.

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting thanks, I am not 100% sold yet either, but a liitle more confident than you are . That's why I want to try them just to get to my climbing sticks, and mostly for a foot rest when sitting in the Web.

I will be trying them out in the next couple of days and post my review.

One thing I would absolutely NOT do is take off my lineman's belt to go around a branch that is just crazy and IMO should not be shown on their site. You can use two belts to get around a branch that might add 60secs to your climb.
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