Had a friend give me an old Loc-on climber base that I am planning on using for a hanging stand. Since it's only the base there's no seat. I was looking at this seat, and it looks good, but it says for ground use only. Would any of you try it?
that's an accident waiting to happen there, you're going to get a lot of left-right wobble when sitting in it, plus when you go to stand to shoot, its going to be positioned right behind your knees, making you push out on the platform a little further than you should be. BUT....., Whatever you decide, wear a harness, and be prepared to "hang around" a little longer than you first intended. !!
Wear a harness if you are going to use anything like that.
The gentleman from Butler who passed away after falling from a stand in new york this past archery season supposedly was using a seat in not attached to a stand. It sounded like one with a screw in step.
I see no problem with using that IF you replace the top strap with a quality ratchet strap and add a quality ratchet strap to the bottom of the seat post (there are holes there to add one). Oh yeah, wear your harness.
PS - if you are pushing 250# or more, I WOULD NOT use this in an elevated stand though. Buy a quality, fixed stand rated for your weight.
perhaps I will come across a hand climber seat or something better suited. I have a nice summit climber already so I really wanted to just use this as a hang-on, but I do not want to have to stand all day.
Don't mess with safety. Buy and use a quality stand it will be cheaper than the medical bills. Pain is no fun and messing out on the quality of life through a hunting season or any span in ones life is simple not worth the risk to save a few dollars.