With Christmas coming, I was wondering if the new style Quick draw cable adjustments(spring style) are any better than the old style slide and bend the cable into the cable bracket on the stand I think my Viper was made in 2002?
I still have my 2002 Viper as well---I modified the teeth a bit (Used a triangular file and made each tooth two by filing them in the middle---really bites into the bark now)but other than that she still works great!
lone wolfs are great but i couldnt afford one. for bow hunting i chose the bushmaster,and glad i did. its not super roomy,but you feel very secure in it. its the only stand i can do an all day sit in. its a little less expensive than the viper and is lighter for long hikes in.
Got my Bushmaster for X-mas years ago. 99 bucks at Gander, 50% off all stands sale. I helped her pick it out the day before the sale. I added a foam camo cushion to flip up against the tree and 1" I.D. foam pipe insulation to the arm rests. Very little weight added.