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Thats a pretty good deal. Its a good setup if you plan on moving them some, and not sitting all day. For a morning and afternoon sit, theyre awesome, and you cant beat the price. I probably have about 40 of the same or close to the same combo. I would buy 5 or 10 if I were you.
 

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I have not used them, but my experience with almost everything I got from Sportsmansguide is that it's junk. I wouldn't trust my life with a $35 stand or ladder from that place. Rather spend a little more for a Gorilla or some other reputable manufacturer and feel confident that I'm only going to touch the ground when I want to.
 

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I've used a few stick ladders from SG and they have been decent, only problem is they change suppliers all the time so when you order more they could be differernt than the first order. Those stands are made by Hunters View for SG and are pretty good for the money. I have a couple that are actually labled hunters view but are pretty much the same stand. They are not as solid as some other stands so I'm not crazy about them.
 

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I have been using 5 of the cheap 16ft ladder stands from Dicks for the past 2 seasons. Got them during their black friday sale for $39 each. I weigh around 240lbs and they are very sturdy. I will buy some more if they are ever close to that price again.
 

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Efficient use of Three Arms

One arm so you can hang onto the climbing sticks as you go twenty feet off the ground.
A second arm so you can carry the climbing stand up the climbing sticks and tree.
Another arm so you can secure the tree stand tightly to the tree.

When you finish you have an open tree stand from which you could make a full gainer swimming dive from the diving platform, making a harness absolutely necessary.

Sure sounded like an absolute bargain. I think I'd pass on that one.
 

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Re: Efficient use of Three Arms

too heavy, my hangon and 4 climbing sticks come in at no more than 22#. hang a couple stands once, see how those 20#'rs treat you
 

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I'll give a no vote. Not for me. Not even for a warmer archery season.

Don't like climbing sticks. Don't like small tree stands with open diving platforms. Notice the hunter has to put his back to the tree bark while he sits and waits for a deer. My back is paining me already.
 

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Just keep in mind what fortgreg alluded to: watch the weight limt on the stands and ladders.
If you are 240# and haul up 20# of clothing and gear, you'll be pushing the maximum weight bearing load.

Or, you can weld on some angle iron and make it more rigid.
That's what I did.
 
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