Tndeer Logo

Page all of 3 123>
Topic Options
#1124445 - 01/11/09 09:07 PM Tree Stand Novice
UTGrad
16 Point


Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

Offline
I will be new to tree stands and will be getting a climber. What would be a good height to start out to get comfortable? What is a common height you guys go up to? Can I tie the foot platform to the seat platform to prevent the foot platform from completely falling out from under me.
Top
#1124455 - 01/11/09 09:14 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
Twitch
8 Point


Registered: 11/27/08
Posts: 2233
Loc: Knox

Offline
Once I'm up the tree I tie the top to the bottom. I usually get up to around 20'-25'. 15' would be a good startin point. And always wear a fall restraint system.

Edited by Twitch (01/11/09 09:14 PM)
_________________________
AIM SMALL (( + )) MISS SMALL

Top
#1124458 - 01/11/09 09:14 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
TheAirMan
16 Point


Registered: 06/18/01
Posts: 10680
Loc: Moss, Tennessee

Offline
definitely tie them together.
_________________________
VooDoo Mafia

Top
#1124460 - 01/11/09 09:15 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: TheAirMan]
UTGrad
16 Point


Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

Offline
Does the tree stand come with some type of strap or rope to tie them together?
Top
#1124470 - 01/11/09 09:26 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
TheAirMan
16 Point


Registered: 06/18/01
Posts: 10680
Loc: Moss, Tennessee

Offline
The Summit I had did. That's the only one I have owned but I would figured they would.
_________________________
VooDoo Mafia

Top
#1124508 - 01/11/09 09:55 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: TheAirMan]
plinker22
16 Point


Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 12880
Loc: Mountians of East Tennessee

Offline
All stands come with a string to tie the upper and lower together. However, many only have one string. I have replaced my one with two strings.

One string on each side prevents the stand from falling and landing crooked on the tree. Not a fun thing. Any small rope will work. Mine ropes allow about 40" between the upper and lower.
_________________________
NOTICE: The party in Hell has been canceled due to Fire!

Top
#1124600 - 01/12/09 05:23 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: plinker22]
Radar
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Offline
If you buy a new summit , they come with an excellent DVD for those who need instruction on setup and climbing .
_________________________

Top
#1124657 - 01/12/09 06:56 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Radar]
Big Gun
16 Point


Registered: 09/02/00
Posts: 10702
Loc: Bartlett

Offline
Make sure the two pieces are tied together BEFORE you climb.
Top
#1124675 - 01/12/09 07:07 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Big Gun]
Radar
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Offline
http://images.ebsco.com/pob/summit/catalog/2008_climber_combined.pdf
_________________________

Top
#1124801 - 01/12/09 08:17 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Radar]
JeepKuntry
16 Point


Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 14771
Loc: Clinton, TN

Offline
Definitely tie the top and bottom together. I'd hate to be up in a tree staring down at the bottom and seeing the bottom of my stand. As for stands itself, your best bet is a lighter weighted stand if your going to be walking any distance.
_________________________
Greg Cooper

Top
#1124842 - 01/12/09 08:32 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: JeepKuntry]
POSSUM HUNTER
16 Point


Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 10212
Loc: Over yonder

Offline
when i was about 13 or so i dropped the bottom half about 15 feet luckily my dad had just came towards me becouse i had just shoot, i have never set my stand scince then with out tying them together, i use my pull up rope to tye them but i leave a little slack so i dont have any pressure on the rope and all the pressure of my weight is on the tree
_________________________

Theoretical Flash Mob founding member

Daytime crew part time member

Top
#1126254 - 01/12/09 09:16 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: POSSUM HUNTER]
UTGrad
16 Point


Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

Offline
I have never used a climber, but could I tie them together before climbing the tree loose enough that I can shimmy up the tree but tight enough that it wouldn't completely fall to the ground.
Top
#1126259 - 01/12/09 09:21 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
Carlos Viagra
16 Point


Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 14240
Loc: Cumberland Plateau

Offline
That's the idea exactly, UtGrad. I leave mine tied together with about 5' of rope just in case of a mishap. They're really safe if adjusted properly and you're careful.
_________________________
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Top
#1126284 - 01/12/09 09:36 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Carlos Viagra]
Radar
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Offline
If you use a new summit viper , the sections are tethered together by clipping the carrying straps to the lower section . Every TMA certified stand manufacturer has a tether rope that comes with their climbing stands .
_________________________

Top
#1126486 - 01/13/09 07:18 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Radar]
Gravey
16 Point


Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Offline
My Summit Viper SS works exactly as Radar stated. The carrying strap is attached to the top piece when transporting it. There is a buckle clip on one end and you unhook it and rehook it to the bottom portion and take off. I had an API Grand Slam and I had a piece of rope tied on each side. Leave them long enough so you can climb with no problems. The idea is that if the bottom slid while you were in the tree that it wouldn't go to the ground. As for how high, that depends on where I'm at. Some places I can't get over 15' but if possible I like to be around 20'. The most important part is wear a fall restraint device of some kind.
_________________________
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Top
#1126821 - 01/13/09 11:03 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Gravey]
LCU
10 Point


Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 2933
Loc: Maury Co

Offline
Trash the straps that came with the stand and buy a Hunter Safety System,and hook up before leaving the ground.
_________________________
Drenalin
Remington
Benelli
Glock

It's all about the hunt.
Taking game is just a bonus.

It's the Indian,and not the Arrow.

Top
#1127103 - 01/13/09 02:35 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: LCU]
Radar
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Offline
 Originally Posted By: LCU
Trash the straps that came with the stand and buy a Hunter Safety System,and hook up before leaving the ground.



We are referring to tether straps that tie the two sections together , to be used in conjunction with a safety harness system while climbing , descending , and at hunting height .
Trashing these straps that hold the stand together would be unsafe !

Read the link to better understand the carrying straps we are referring to :
http://images.ebsco.com/pob/summit/catalog/2008_climber_combined.pdf
_________________________

Top
#1130265 - 01/15/09 09:56 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Big Gun]
JLR
Spike


Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 54
Loc: Nashville

Offline
Always BEFORE you climb. Dont wait till you get there
_________________________
Every 60 seconds of anger is a minute of happiness you will never get back...

Top
#1130331 - 01/15/09 10:23 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: LCU]
Grizzly Johnson
Team Grizzly
16 Point


Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 15791
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Twitch
Once I'm up the tree I tie the top to the bottom. I usually get up to around 20'-25'. 15' would be a good startin point. And always wear a fall restraint system.



 Originally Posted By: LCU
Trash the SAFETY straps that came with the stand and buy a Hunter Safety System,and hook up before leaving the ground.


Great advice there, I also practice what their preaching.....
_________________________
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Top
#1130356 - 01/15/09 10:44 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
JayMc
10 Point


Registered: 08/09/04
Posts: 2912
Loc: TN

Offline
UTGrad - you might want to try a few friends' climbers before you buy. One of my buddies had never used one before and bought a very nice API. It was very comfy and stable. He would only climb about 8' before he got too scared to move. He ended up selling it and hunting out of ladder stands or from the ground.

You're welcome to try a couple of mine and I'm sure some of the others on here would offer the same.

Top
#1130585 - 01/15/09 01:36 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: JayMc]
LCU
10 Point


Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 2933
Loc: Maury Co

Offline
UTgrad,
You are welcome to come to my house in Columbia and try my Ol Man aluminum climber,and try my HSS vest in my backyard.

This stand packs well,and I tweaked it a bit.
Added the Claw straps.
Ground the teeth a little.
Replaced the boot straps with metal bands.

I won't climb a 6' stepladder,but climb scary high with my climber and HSS.
_________________________
Drenalin
Remington
Benelli
Glock

It's all about the hunt.
Taking game is just a bonus.

It's the Indian,and not the Arrow.

Top
#1131106 - 01/15/09 08:10 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: JayMc]
UTGrad
16 Point


Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 10229
Loc: Franklin, TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: JayMc
UTGrad - you might want to try a few friends' climbers before you buy. One of my buddies had never used one before and bought a very nice API. It was very comfy and stable. He would only climb about 8' before he got too scared to move. He ended up selling it and hunting out of ladder stands or from the ground.

You're welcome to try a couple of mine and I'm sure some of the others on here would offer the same.


Thanks, I am a ways off from getting the stand. I plan on practicing climbing with the stand this summer starting out about 10 ft off the ground. Then I will graduate up. I might even take a book and spend as much time as possible in the stand so when opening day bow begins, I'm not shocked to be 20' up and sitting for hours.


Edited by UTGrad (01/15/09 08:10 PM)

Top
Page all of 3 123>


Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Tennessee Todd, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
2 registered (matt15, TNCHRIS) and 60 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180122 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.024 seconds in which 0.015 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.