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#16591 - 01/07/07 12:17 PM Climbing Tree Stands
Choclabman
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I am in the market for a new climber. The three I have narrowed it down to are
A. Summit Viper
B. API Grand Slam Extreme
3. Lone Wolf Alpha Sit and Climb

These three are the ones that were the most comfortable, when I tried them at the store.

I would like to get your opinions, which one you prefer in the field.
I am looking for one that is easy to use, stable(sitting and standing), and comfortable for all day hunting.

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#16592 - 01/07/07 02:14 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
rem270
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i dont have one but if i had a choice it would be the Summit!
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#16593 - 01/07/07 08:42 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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#16594 - 01/08/07 08:04 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I have owned all three of the stands you listed. each one worked well. Api was too heavy.it was very stable once locked on a tree. the lone wolf was light. the belt would roll up on the barkin the back as you climb up . summit is the best so far. the only improvement on my summit would to make it adjustable to the tapper of the tree as you climb. I tried a timbertall. it is light. the adjustment system is good but very noisey..
hope this helps.

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#16595 - 01/08/07 05:11 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
Mike Belt
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Summit makes a great stand. I'm scaling back and have a couple for sale but they aren't new...just used very few times.
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#16596 - 01/08/07 07:04 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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Summit Viper .
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#16597 - 01/08/07 07:50 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I have not used the other two but I know the Summit is first class.
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#16598 - 01/09/07 07:17 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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i have the viper and its a great stand and the stirups on the feet are great and stand is very comfortable
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#16599 - 01/09/07 09:54 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
tennbassethound
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I LOVE MY VIPER, AND I AM LOOKIN TO BUY ANOTHER SUMMIT.
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#16600 - 01/09/07 10:16 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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try a tree lounge the most comfort i have ever used.the new model just 18#
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#16601 - 01/09/07 04:06 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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For the weight and comfortplus what can be added after market
Go with the Viper
I have tried several brands and by far the most comfy and safe feeling and EASY to set up and start climbing is the Summit
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#16602 - 01/10/07 08:16 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I have the API Grand Slam Supreme and it is very comfortable. Sit down when you get in the tree and don't stand back up until you climb down. Have taken many naps in it too. It's a tad bit on the heavy side at 22 or 24 lbs though. That's the one thing I don't like about it. Whenever I buy another it will probably be an API, Summit, or Gorilla of some type that is in the 15 lb range.
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#16603 - 01/13/07 11:25 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I have both the Viper and Grand Slam and the Viper is by far more comfortable and grabs the tree alot better.
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#16604 - 01/13/07 02:14 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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#16605 - 01/13/07 10:32 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
kasey
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i have a couger claw its only 14lbs and its great.
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#16606 - 01/19/07 06:57 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I have a new Summit Bullet Backpacker, never been on a tree. First $200 takes it; pick it up at Oak Ridge. (It cost me almost$300, with shipping.)

Email me at Critr@PredatorMasters.com
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#16607 - 01/21/07 08:31 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I have a API SHOOTING STAR EXTREME and a SUMMIT OPENSHOT that I will sell CHEEAAAAP! The Summit is ultra light, but it doesn't have any bells or whistles.
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#16608 - 01/22/07 06:30 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
BigAl
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I had 2 summit vipers until one of them was stolen. I also have 2 ol man climbers.

Neither are perfect, but I love them both.
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#16609 - 01/22/07 07:20 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Stick&String:
I have a API SHOOTING STAR EXTREME and a SUMMIT OPENSHOT that I will sell CHEEAAAAP! The Summit is ultra light, but it doesn't have any bells or whistles.
Email or PM about the Openshot - Am interested. Thanks!!

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#16610 - 01/22/07 03:51 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
ghosthunter
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stick&string, how much do you want for that open shot. I'm right here in the boro myself.
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#16611 - 01/22/07 06:33 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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#16612 - 01/23/07 07:18 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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 Quote:
Originally posted by RUGER:
SUMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ditto
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#16613 - 01/25/07 01:18 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
MWP_N_Cookeville
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Summit Viper or Goliath depending on how big you are...

I have a Viper and I highly recommend getting a Summit!

I also have an API Grandslam Bowhunter, and the old style Tree Lounge. I'll take the Summit every time.

Good luck!
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#16614 - 01/25/07 05:02 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
Hillbilly Hunter
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I likr the Summit Bullet Backpacker. It is very comfortable. It is about the same as the Viper, except the Backpaker folds down flat.
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#16615 - 01/27/07 04:01 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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Summit all the way!!!
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#16616 - 02/03/07 11:58 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
num1medic
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 Quote:
Originally posted by BigAl:
I had 2 summit vipers until one of them was stolen. I also have 2 ol man climbers.

Neither are perfect, but I love them both.
I've got a Summit goliath and the ole'man grand vision, love them both.
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#16617 - 02/04/07 02:33 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I've gotten rid of my Summit and will be switching to LoneWolf this year.
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#16618 - 02/07/07 12:49 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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ive owned both i like the summit but its all what you want
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#16619 - 02/07/07 04:40 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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i've got a summit viper and love it!!wouldn't go with nothin else.sooo comfortable if you fall asleep (like some of us) you won't fall out.and it will grip the ose slick barked tree like nobody's business.
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#16620 - 02/07/07 09:47 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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I got a Viper,had lots of others,Vipers the best there is.
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#16621 - 02/08/07 10:14 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
FISHHUNT4EVER
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Got a brand new Summit Razor for sale...PM if you want it!!
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#16622 - 02/09/07 05:21 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands
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summit all the way
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#170115 - 02/28/07 04:44 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: buckhorn40]
Allen Sullivan
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Hunted with a tree lounge for years, sold it bought a Summit. It was the best money I ever spent.
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#170282 - 02/28/07 06:41 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Choclabman]
bo man
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Don't know about the other two, but my Summit is great. It's the reason I seldom hunt on the ground.
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#171256 - 03/01/07 03:23 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Tikkabuck]
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Do you still have the openshot for sale? Why are you selling it?
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#172888 - 03/02/07 09:41 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: buckhorn40]
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ol man all the way. now they're even lighter.
http://olmanoutdoors.com/
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#229353 - 05/05/07 09:49 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Summit Viper .

Ditto, won't buy anything else!!
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#229434 - 05/06/07 08:13 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: buckhorn40]
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I hunt out of an API Grand Slam Supreme and love it.
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#229550 - 05/06/07 11:51 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: GRAMPS]
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summit openshot
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#230736 - 05/07/07 10:04 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: TennBuck]
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Summit. Hunted exclusively with Tree Lounges for years...switched to Summit about 3 years ago, will never go back. I would strongly urge you to go for the Goliath though. I hunted with Viper for a couple of years. Last year sold it and bought a Goliath. Way more better! More room for comfort and for turning aroound to get a shot behind me. ONly about a pound heavier, but well worth it imo.
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#231257 - 05/08/07 07:33 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: pastorbmp]
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I love the API's!!!
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#231945 - 05/09/07 09:09 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: pastorbmp]
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Api G.S. Shooting star,super star???? sit/climb with footrest/shooting rail,,,,,, have lone wolf sit/climb and prob the most uncomfortable stand ever been in, 2 hrs max and wore out but with api cant stay awake
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#231956 - 05/09/07 09:17 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DTG]
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There is only 4.5 lbs diffrence in the lone wolf and api so ill pack 5 lbs extra and take comfort every time. What can i get for my lone wolf???????
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#232571 - 05/10/07 05:50 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DTG]
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 Originally Posted By: DTG
There is only 4.5 lbs diffrence in the lone wolf and api so ill pack 5 lbs extra and take comfort every time. What can i get for my lone wolf???????


I will give $50 for it if you throw in a comfortable cushion. Might even consider it without cushion.
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#232604 - 05/10/07 06:36 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Hawk]
DTG
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#233084 - 05/11/07 12:59 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DTG]
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List your lonewolf in the tndeer classified forum if you want sell it.
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#233607 - 05/12/07 02:55 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Hawk]
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If i could find a way to make it more comfortable id keep it
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#234967 - 05/14/07 09:05 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: ]
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Prob selllone wolf for 150 or so and hunt api much more comfortable to sleep in
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#235419 - 05/15/07 12:06 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DTG]
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Just take your sleeping bag and stay in the truck if you want to sleep!
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#237362 - 05/17/07 11:46 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Winchester]
DTG
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evreybody needs to hunt out of one once to see what i mean
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#240179 - 05/21/07 08:09 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DTG]
Radar
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Summit Open Shot for bowhunting
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#241014 - 05/21/07 10:42 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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Summit is my choice but if you are interested in a much cheaper imitation i rec. the ones Dicks sports sells. I have a couple of them in "aluminum". They usually retail around 179 or so but they run them on ad for about 149. You cant beat em for the price. With some modifications you have a stand that can be taken off of your back, unpacked and on the tree and you can be up the tree and settled all in the span of 5 minutes, believe me i am a fanatic about getting to the tree and up it in a minimum amount of time. Awesome!
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#293191 - 07/09/07 01:13 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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according to your body size at 6"+ 225+lbs i would go ahead and spend a couple extra $'s and get a summit GOLIATH. i have wide shoulders and there is a couple extra inches between arm rest much more comfortable. you wont be disappointed if you buy summit.
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#323196 - 08/01/07 09:27 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Choclabman]
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I got a Viper and an API..The Summit is easier to mount, lighter,and its got the side things to climb with...To me IMHO the LW is over priced.........
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#325382 - 08/03/07 10:02 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: bonekelektr]
Poor redneck
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Check out the Gunslinger at http://www.jrhssport.com. This is by far the most comfortable stand I have used. I can sit in one from sun up to sun down. Great customer service.
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#325385 - 08/03/07 10:03 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Poor redneck]
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sorry that web site is http://www.jrhsport.com
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#325533 - 08/03/07 11:51 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Poor redneck]
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Man, that looks really cool! Comfort is a high priority for me, and that one looks cozy. Only thing I didn't like is that the frame looks like it's painted white or off-white. Might just be the pic., though.
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#341164 - 08/14/07 11:32 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: gil1]
Poor redneck
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It is not painted, you have to paint it yourself, a couple of cans of spray paint and about fifteen minutes, that way you can choose colors and designs.I just use brown and green with no rythem.
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#498287 - 11/18/07 09:48 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Choclabman]
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I currently use, and so do two of my buddies, the Alpha Sit and Climb. It is a great, light treestand. Very quiet, ultra-compact and a nice set-up. One great feature is the ability to tighten/lock the climber half to the base, using the supplied strap system. The built in bow holder is a great feature, too.

Like with any treestand, you have to get it dialed in and rigged for you. The one complaint we all had was the thin seat - the supporting straps would dig into you thighs and a_ _! So, we replaced them with a thicker seat and it elimanted the only problem I had with the stand.

I also have a Summit Bullet Backpacker - very nice stand and safe. Not near as quiet though, and it does have the upper climbing wrap around bar which makes bowhunting tougher. It is comfortable and you can't go wrong with either company.
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#499086 - 11/19/07 12:20 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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#504131 - 11/23/07 03:43 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: BZ911]
TennBuck
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my api is heavy, i use it at my lease but it stays put all season. i have a openshot summit it is great for me, light and easy to get in and out of those hidden little honey holes. whatever you buy use the harness................please!
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#509021 - 11/27/07 07:41 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
BZ911
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#524830 - 12/11/07 12:40 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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Tree lounge is by far the most comfortable. However, it is a bit of a pain to carry and put on a tree. I own a Viper and it is really comfortable and the easiest stand to operate I have ever owned!
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#541227 - 12/26/07 06:56 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
Bertman
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B go with api
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#598684 - 02/04/08 03:56 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Choclabman]
bobthebowhunter
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I have the lone wolf. It's the only climbing tree stand to consider.
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#604943 - 02/07/08 07:43 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: bobthebowhunter]
Bertman
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#609774 - 02/11/08 07:57 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Bertman]
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treewalker treestands...i've used them all but treewalker beats the best. Api is my second choice, but i'm serious, try a treewalker and it will blow ur mind
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#617273 - 02/16/08 01:55 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: BoonerBucks]
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Picked up a new viper classic for 100 bucks at my local archery shop. I always wait till season is over and look around for good deals.
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#620805 - 02/18/08 07:10 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: ]
smstone22
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I dont like any climbing stands because they take the stealth out of getting set up in area. If I have to use one though then I usually use my summit.
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#628361 - 02/22/08 08:55 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Tikkabuck]
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Go to the website for "equalizer" treestands and see one with a worm gear for leveling on the tree and you will skip all of the other mentions on here....It will be my next stand as i saw them last year at the birmingham ala deer expo...
Freakin Awesome!!!
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#628483 - 02/22/08 10:20 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Boone 58]
gil1
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Looks interesting. Here would be my gripes without seeing one. I'd want the Magnum for the comfort. It doesn't even come with the leveling system. Even without a foot rest or a gun rest, it weighs 25 pounds and costs $340. The seat looks really uncomfortable with that tiny pad, like you'd have to always sit up perfectly straight. I'm a notorious slouch.
Still, you never can tell with stands until you take a test spin. I'd like to do so.

Equalizer Stands
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#630987 - 02/24/08 10:02 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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tree lounge is bulk, noisy, and not as safe a climber as api or summit.
I have a Summit 180 and love it. The only thing I hate about it is it's to comfortable. I fall asleep everytime I use it.
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#636481 - 02/27/08 07:35 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: In_my_sights]
Boone 58
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gil1 ....Good catch on the magnum i had not noticed that. I have actually seen the stand up close and watched it demo'd and i can tell you it looks like the real deal.
cant wait to get one maybe at the show this year.
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#636589 - 02/27/08 08:30 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Boone 58]
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TreeWalker blows all others away!!!! Comfort, Versatility, Safety
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#667408 - 03/18/08 08:13 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: volsgo1]
Boone 58
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Hey that treewalker does look great but i am amazed by the equalizers worm gear leveling system......
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#667836 - 03/18/08 11:02 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Boone 58]
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Gadjets, moving parts, = down time
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#677010 - 03/25/08 09:38 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: volsgo1]
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Gametamers fixed stands are awesome!!
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#677612 - 03/26/08 12:08 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Boone 58]
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 Originally Posted By: camoman270
Go to the website for "equalizer" treestands and see one with a worm gear for leveling on the tree and you will skip all of the other mentions on here....It will be my next stand as i saw them last year at the birmingham ala deer expo...
Freakin Awesome!!!

I have a buddy that owns a equalizer, he says they are not all their cracked up to be. Heavy, doesnt climb well, and noisy are his complaints.

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#677858 - 03/26/08 03:33 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Winchester]
BoonerBucks
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Get a treewalker. All my friends have one now because of me. I hear all kinds of complaints from all types and brands of treestands, but I would argue that treewalkers have little to no faults. Light, extremely comfortable, quiet, grabs the tree like a bear on steroids....all you can ask for.
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#678624 - 03/26/08 11:32 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: BoonerBucks]
volsgo1
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BoonerBucks knows what he talkin about I just bought my second treewalker. Best stand ive hunted from bar none.
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#678628 - 03/26/08 11:38 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: volsgo1]
gil1
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I checked out the website and am seriously looking at them. Only thing I wonder about is the hammock mesh style seat. I've never tried one, but do you guys like the way that seat feels.
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#679366 - 03/27/08 02:50 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: gil1]
BoonerBucks
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I love it. It's very comfortable even without the hammock. It only takes about a minute or less to put up when you get to your desired height. Plus, it puts you laid back and facing the tree, which I like alot. I'm not trying to sell you guys this treestand, but I highly advise trying one out because I think you will like it alot!
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#680378 - 03/28/08 08:45 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: BoonerBucks]
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Another 17.00 option i added was a second mesh seat. They install it at the factory and only use half a seat. This allows you to swap hunting position while at your hunting height without having to step acroos the seat at 20 ft in the air. You can face the tree while hunting or turn and face away from the tree without in acrabatics high in the tree.

This stand bights a tree like no other one Ive ever been in. I am a 3oolber and I hunted in a pine thicket last year on that soft wood and scly bark and never once came close to feeling unsafe.

Buy it you wont regret it.
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#680550 - 03/28/08 10:45 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: volsgo1]
gil1
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I'm checking the net for deals now. I'm a sucker for the perfect climber - the never-ending search...
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#680917 - 03/28/08 03:50 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
 Originally Posted By: camoman270
Go to the website for "equalizer" treestands and see one with a worm gear for leveling on the tree and you will skip all of the other mentions on here....It will be my next stand as i saw them last year at the birmingham ala deer expo...
Freakin Awesome!!!

I have a buddy that owns a equalizer, he says they are not all their cracked up to be. Heavy, doesnt climb well, and noisy are his complaints.


I have the Equalizer and I must say they are sweet climbing stands. Mine is 20 pounds (according to my fishing scale) with the shooting rest on it and climbs very well. Noise....what noise? It is very quiet. Your buddy must have the early version. Mine is 2 years old and won't trade it for anything.
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#718264 - 04/27/08 08:25 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Model70Man]
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summit open shot for me
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#718937 - 04/28/08 10:19 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
 Originally Posted By: Winchester
 Originally Posted By: camoman270
Go to the website for "equalizer" treestands and see one with a worm gear for leveling on the tree and you will skip all of the other mentions on here....It will be my next stand as i saw them last year at the birmingham ala deer expo...
Freakin Awesome!!!

I have a buddy that owns a equalizer, he says they are not all their cracked up to be. Heavy, doesnt climb well, and noisy are his complaints.


I have the Equalizer and I must say they are sweet climbing stands. Mine is 20 pounds (according to my fishing scale) with the shooting rest on it and climbs very well. Noise....what noise? It is very quiet. Your buddy must have the early version. Mine is 2 years old and won't trade it for anything.


I own an equilizer too. great stand. I wish they made a big man/goliath style version. it hits me in the knees.

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#720656 - 04/29/08 02:59 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: BZ911]
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I haven't tried them all, but a Loggy and a Summit is hard to beat!
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#721225 - 04/29/08 10:20 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Blue5
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Ive got 2 summits and an API and summit is hard to beat!
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#723240 - 05/01/08 12:01 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Blue5]
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API Grand Slam for a cofortable all-day hunt. They are a bit heavier but they are very sturdy and comfortable, which to me makes all the difference.
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#726078 - 05/03/08 05:28 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: warrior]
GRAMPS
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I also hunt out of an API Grand Slam and have spent the entire day in the stand.
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#784550 - 06/17/08 11:35 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
DOC1187
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summit viper for me. it's great.got a buddy looking for one
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#787913 - 06/19/08 02:30 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DOC1187]
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I have a goliath and had a viper, which got stolen several years ago. I also have a sit & climb lone wolf. I love the lone wolf products for archery. They are quiet and solid stands as well as well thought thru. I do not like it for crossbow or rifle because the part you sit on is not a good solid rest. it does not lock into position.

I love my summitt stands for rifle hunting and have not found anything that i would trade them for.

I am bad to try new things and have gone thru more equipment than a average person would in a lifetime. I am currently thinking about trying the new turn around stand by summitt, I think it is the 180.I like the idea of making the most of the surrounding cover and being able to face either direction is just one more trick i would like to be able to pull out of my hat if needed.

Has anyone tried the 180?
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#830681 - 07/21/08 01:17 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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summit all the way
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#831022 - 07/21/08 04:19 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: CREEK BOTTOM]
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Summit climbers are my favorite. Easy to use and quiet.
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#838703 - 07/26/08 07:27 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: ]
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Decisions, decisions!!
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#843923 - 07/29/08 06:15 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
SUMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#869817 - 08/15/08 07:31 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: pastorbmp]
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summit viper is the best out there i believe
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#870254 - 08/15/08 12:15 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: benny22]
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I have a Summit Viper and really like it.Safe and comfortable.
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#870540 - 08/15/08 03:33 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: TWL]
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It seems Summit has the majority of the market, and for good reason.
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#882983 - 08/23/08 07:29 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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#883162 - 08/23/08 09:27 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: 1shot1kill]
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Since this thread is so long and old, I have no clue if I have posted already or not, so I'll post just in case...

Summit...I have an Ol' Man but it is only good if you leave it in the tree so that you do not have to bring it back again...Bought a Summit two years ago and could not be happier. It's light, easy to use, safe and you can have it basic or fully loaded and very reasonably priced.
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#885742 - 08/27/08 10:35 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Stalker]
DOC1187
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summit viper
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#885841 - 08/27/08 11:36 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: DOC1187]
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 Originally Posted By: doc1187
summit viper
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#886250 - 08/27/08 03:17 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: RussellvilleRob]
bonekelektr
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 Originally Posted By: Rocketman
 Originally Posted By: doc1187
summit viper
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#887049 - 08/28/08 07:57 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: bonekelektr]
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I just ordered a Summit Viper SS yesterday. Can't wait to put it on a tree.

Edited by Gravey (08/28/08 07:58 AM)
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#891662 - 08/31/08 02:40 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Gravey]
squattin dogg
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Have you looked into a cougar claw treestand. very affordable and has same innovative ideas as a summit. But going with original question a summit is great.
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#892771 - 08/31/08 08:53 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Choclabman]
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I have summit viper and love it. You can hunt all day and stay comfortable.
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#919457 - 09/16/08 09:51 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: wiskerbiscuit]
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I tried several before settling on the Ol Man Grand Vision and now have 4 of them. Not the lightest stand but very comfortable for my all day hunts. I understand that they have started manufacturing them again.
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#920977 - 09/17/08 04:41 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: John Harris]
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The only climbing stand for me is a Summit
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#921038 - 09/17/08 05:15 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: A.Hall]
TWL
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 Originally Posted By: spoon
The only climbing stand for me is a Summit
Comfort, quality, and just safety.........SUMMIT
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#921063 - 09/17/08 05:38 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: tap.emtp]
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The tree lounge is to heavy and loud, i have always used API my stand only weights 17 pounds
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#935290 - 09/26/08 07:54 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Bonecollector88]
stickler
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I agree the tree lounge is way to loud.
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#973853 - 10/16/08 03:46 PM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Choclabman]
Selveege
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Love my Lone Wolf Alpha Sit & Climb. It's quiet, light, flat and sturdy. Replaced my heavy (older) Summit Viper...
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#976243 - 10/18/08 11:37 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Selveege]
BoonerBucks
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Yall never tried a treewalker have you.....? I frown upon other brands now.
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#1008556 - 11/04/08 06:25 AM Re: Climbing Tree Stands [Re: Winchester]
44fanatic
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Im glad most of you are confirming my interest in the the Summit Viper. Been looking at one for the past 8 months...will be deployment money put to good use.
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