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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Baker Tree Stands
I'm JUST old enough to remember them. I learned to use them, but thank God TSS stands came out before my first year bow hunting, and I bought the "kit" where they gave you the parts and you cut your own plywood sheet for the platform. Dear Lord were they unmercifully heavy, but I never felt unsafe in it. The Baker left me up my "practice tree" more than once!
Then I moved from the TSS to the Loggy Bayou, which was the stand to have there for a long while. I just always got real nervous putting that 2nd foot into those bungee cord foot straps. There wasn't any weight out on the end of the stand at that point, and I was always afraid that pulling up on that stretchy cord would let the stand drop, but it never did.
Now I have a Summit Viper, which is a huge improvement over all of that older stuff, and I have always felt solid, safe, and secure at all times in my Summit.