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#1124445 - 01/11/09 09:07 PM Tree Stand Novice
UTGrad
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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.
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#1124455 - 01/11/09 09:14 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
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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.

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#1124458 - 01/11/09 09:14 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
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definitely tie them together.
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#1124460 - 01/11/09 09:15 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: TheAirMan]
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Does the tree stand come with some type of strap or rope to tie them together?
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#1124470 - 01/11/09 09:26 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: UTGrad]
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The Summit I had did. That's the only one I have owned but I would figured they would.
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#1124508 - 01/11/09 09:55 PM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: TheAirMan]
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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.
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#1124600 - 01/12/09 05:23 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: plinker22]
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If you buy a new summit , they come with an excellent DVD for those who need instruction on setup and climbing .
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#1124657 - 01/12/09 06:56 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Radar]
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Make sure the two pieces are tied together BEFORE you climb.
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#1124675 - 01/12/09 07:07 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Big Gun]
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http://images.ebsco.com/pob/summit/catalog/2008_climber_combined.pdf
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#1124801 - 01/12/09 08:17 AM Re: Tree Stand Novice [Re: Radar]
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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.
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