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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Lookin for a treestand

Loking to pick up a self climber treestand. anyone have any suggestions. Looked in Cabelas just really unsure which one to get. Like to find one lightweight and easy to use
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 01:16 AM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

I bought a Summit Goliath 2 yrs ago and I absolutely love it...I can sit all day long comfortably, its large platform is great, its light enough for long walks in, and it packs up easily for transport...I wouldn't trade it for anything. Its a bit pricey, but its so well made I will have it for many many years and its well worth the investment.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

For the crossbow, I too love the summit goliath. Super comfy.

Now if I'm taking the vertical bow, I like the summit open shot deluxe. Much nicer NOT having the front rail when shooting the vertical bow.
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

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I bought a Summit Goliath 2 yrs ago and I absolutely love it...I can sit all day long comfortably, its large platform is great, its light enough for long walks in, and it packs up easily for transport...I wouldn't trade it for anything. Its a bit pricey, but its so well made I will have it for many many years and its well worth the investment.
how is your cable system holding up? have you replaced or repaired it?
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

Lone Wolf Alpha sit and climb. I used many stands before it,no others since I got it, probably 8 seasons ago. Use it with X bow,vertical bow,and rifle, sit all day dark to dark, love it.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 12:47 AM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

Summit Viper the cables don't ever wear just the heat shrink which can be replaced cheap. The rail is GREAT for an xbow and put the seat high for a compound. Summit also has that new stand that is 16lbs I think I am going to buy it saw it at Cabelas in Wheeling.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 07:46 AM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

The rail on my summit viper has never affected my ability to take a shot with my bow, put it at slightly above knee height it works every time and I lay my bow across it too. shrink tube is nearly gone off my cables though, I'm a licensed crane operator and I trust the cables to hold me.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

I just picked up a Summit Viper this year and i did not have any issue with my crossbow. The front rail is perfect for resting the bow.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

I also have had a Summit Goliath since last year. Very comfortable stand. A little bulky for carrying, even on the back, but there are usually trade-offs with this - like some bulk for comfort.

This is my first climber. I've used hang-ons and climbing steps until this, the other stands don't come out unless I plan on setting up a stand and leaving it for a while (private property).

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 12:01 AM
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Re: Lookin for a treestand

Summit viper is what I use. Very comfortable stand to hunt from and the rail doesn't get in the way.
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