Tndeer Logo

Page 1 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
Page 1 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
0 registered and 51 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 0.008 seconds in which 0.003 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.