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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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disableing climing stcks

Hiya all,

On a new property I hunt we are required to disable climbing sicks when not in use. They want us to remove the first 2 sections so someone cant climb into your stand or even climb up the steps. I use to use a climber on this property but it is not TMA certified and everything now has to be. I don't have the money for a new climber. I have a couple sets of sticks so I was thinking of getting the Millennium 50 and go from there. maybe next year buying a good climber. Also No Screw in steps.

So I am asking for some advice of how to disable my sticks?

I was thinking of getting a piece of 4ft Plexiglas and locking it on steps with a bike chain.

was also told to get the fast sticks. I don't feel comfortable with them because I am a big guy. 6'4 280. they don't look like they would hold.

THANKS FOR THE REPLIES,

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 12:04 AM
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Re: disableing climing stcks

If you are using the climbing sticks that plug into each other and can disassemble the bottom two pieces while the top two or three are still on the tree, you certainly don't have the sticks properly fastened to the tree which is dangerous in and of itself. The plywood or plexi glass is your best bet with your current equipment. If you can afford rapid rails, they are very secure and easy to use.

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Re: disableing climing stcks

The plywood plexiglass option is the cheapest and easiest, but the noise of unlocking a chain early in the morning, or getting to the lock that is frozen would just be too much for me. I'm 6 foot 210, and i use the speed step sections and have never had an issue of any of them slipping. Would be real easy to carry in, slap on the first two and up you go.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 07:34 PM
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Re: disableing climing stcks

Steel Rapid Rails have a 300lb rating. They are very easy to set up and take down. I use them on my practice range at home. If you were closer I'd tell you to come try them out.

Gander Mountain sells these Big Game rails that are similar and also have a 300lb rating:

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/pr...mp;merchID=4005

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Re: disableing climing stcks

Just do the rapid rails and you'll be fine. Put an extra strap on them if it will make you feel more comfortable.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: disableing climing stcks

thanks for the information. I will look at getting the rails.

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