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#2424736 - 06/23/11 03:10 AM Summit Climbing Stand
outdoorsmen22
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I sat in one of the Summit Viper stands last year, and realy loved it. I have an old old climber that is heavy and very uncomfortable. I would love to get me one of the Summits, but on my salary, they are just to darn high. If anyone has one they would like to sell, or has another climber like it, pm me, i would be interested in buying it off of ya.
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#2425874 - 06/24/11 10:46 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: outdoorsmen22]
Trevor2
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Well worth the money, only climber i will hunt out of anymore. Plan to get another this year. Word of advice dont leave it setting on your porch with the open wholes of the frame facing up. Rains in it and freezes and it will swell and bust the frame, imagine that.oops lol
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#2426785 - 06/25/11 06:10 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Trevor2]
hoytguy
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I had a ladder stand freeze and crack because the bottom of the legs stopped up with dirt and yes summit makes a very good stand

Edited by hoytguy (06/25/11 06:11 PM)

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#2426847 - 06/25/11 07:42 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: hoytguy]
stik
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check the pawn shops. i got a viper several years ago for $60.
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#2429722 - 06/28/11 07:55 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: stik]
LSUtigers
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Yea if any off you find a summit ultra at the pawn shop enjoy it ; because it may be stolen. I had one stolen hope they enjoy it. Don't leave in woods, i had a chain and lock cut. Good thing I didn't catch them in the act. AARRGGGGGG
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#2429745 - 06/28/11 08:04 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: LSUtigers]
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check around pawn shops, but also look on craigslist or golsn. There's usually lots of stuff like that on there.

btw, I have a summit goliath and I absolutely looooove that thing. I'm gonna try to save up a little $ and get one of the full wrap around seats for it before this gun season when temps drop off. If not this season I will next year anyway.

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#2430113 - 06/28/11 12:43 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Baxter83]
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Picked a Viper up for 75 bucks last week on a yard sale. Just keep your eye out.
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#2430518 - 06/28/11 08:25 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: smstone22]
Hoss
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Summitt makes a very comfortable stand. But watch the weight limits very closely. I have crushed 3 different ones. Each of them I was very close to the rated weight on stand.

The first one was rated at 280lbs. I crushed the hand climber when I weighed 275. The second one I broke the sit down bar on a Python, Had a friend straighten and weld it for me. Then the platform folded up on it a year later. I weighed about 310. It was rated for 300. The Last one was a Goliath. The paint started flaking off and you could see stress marks on the platforms in the same area the Python folded. It was rated for 340 or so and I weighed 360.

This is not a criticism of Summit or their stands. They are very good stands. Just pay attention to the weight ratings. Don't assume, as I did the ratings had some wiggle room, they do not.
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#2430754 - 06/29/11 05:27 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Hoss]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Hoss
Summitt makes a very comfortable stand. But watch the weight limits very closely. I have crushed 3 different ones. Each of them I was very close to the rated weight on stand.

The first one was rated at 280lbs. I crushed the hand climber when I weighed 275. The second one I broke the sit down bar on a Python, Had a friend straighten and weld it for me. Then the platform folded up on it a year later. I weighed about 310. It was rated for 300. The Last one was a Goliath. The paint started flaking off and you could see stress marks on the platforms in the same area the Python folded. It was rated for 340 or so and I weighed 360.

This is not a criticism of Summit or their stands. They are very good stands. Just pay attention to the weight ratings. Don't assume, as I did the ratings had some wiggle room, they do not.



i weigh 150 lbs on a "heavy" day so i don't think i will have a problem \:D
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#2432583 - 06/30/11 10:05 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: stik]
Hoss
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True Dat you Stick!! Oh yeah Never mind.... The last time I weighed 150lbs was the 5th grade!!
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#2432774 - 07/01/11 08:10 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Hoss]
DOC1187
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#2446276 - 07/15/11 12:15 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Baxter83]
Trevor2
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 Originally Posted By: Baxter83
check around pawn shops, but also look on craigslist or golsn. There's usually lots of stuff like that on there.

btw, I have a summit goliath and I absolutely looooove that thing. I'm gonna try to save up a little $ and get one of the full wrap around seats for it before this gun season when temps drop off. If not this season I will next year anyway.


Try one out first!!!!! Not to sound mean or anything like that, but if your a bigger man, you will hate it. I am 185 and my brother has one on his summit, during bow season I fit comfortably, after its cold I am in there so tight its very unconfortable and I dont wear tons of clothes. Just that lil extra layer or two wedges me in there like a can of sardines. I chose to stay away from that seat.
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#2446279 - 07/15/11 12:24 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Trevor2]
Baxter83
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 Originally Posted By: Trevor2
 Originally Posted By: Baxter83
check around pawn shops, but also look on craigslist or golsn. There's usually lots of stuff like that on there.

btw, I have a summit goliath and I absolutely looooove that thing. I'm gonna try to save up a little $ and get one of the full wrap around seats for it before this gun season when temps drop off. If not this season I will next year anyway.


Try one out first!!!!! Not to sound mean or anything like that, but if your a bigger man, you will hate it. I am 185 and my brother has one on his summit, during bow season I fit comfortably, after its cold I am in there so tight its very unconfortable and I dont wear tons of clothes. Just that lil extra layer or two wedges me in there like a can of sardines. I chose to stay away from that seat.


Thanks for the info. I wouldn't have even thought about that. I'm around 6'1" @ 210 so that may be an issue. Preciate it!

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#2446406 - 07/15/11 02:54 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Baxter83]
Trevor2
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 Originally Posted By: Baxter83
 Originally Posted By: Trevor2
 Originally Posted By: Baxter83
check around pawn shops, but also look on craigslist or golsn. There's usually lots of stuff like that on there.

btw, I have a summit goliath and I absolutely looooove that thing. I'm gonna try to save up a little $ and get one of the full wrap around seats for it before this gun season when temps drop off. If not this season I will next year anyway.


Try one out first!!!!! Not to sound mean or anything like that, but if your a bigger man, you will hate it. I am 185 and my brother has one on his summit, during bow season I fit comfortably, after its cold I am in there so tight its very unconfortable and I dont wear tons of clothes. Just that lil extra layer or two wedges me in there like a can of sardines. I chose to stay away from that seat.


Thanks for the info. I wouldn't have even thought about that. I'm around 6'1" @ 210 so that may be an issue. Preciate it!


No problem man. I wanted one bad till he bought his ultimate viper which came with it and i tried it out one day.
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#2485829 - 08/18/11 07:47 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Trevor2]
robin48
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I just ordered a Viper SS from Amazon. 239.00 free 2 day shipping. I'm about 15 lbs short of weight rating. Time to diet I guess lol.
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#2492969 - 08/24/11 03:03 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: robin48]
LSUtigers
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I have heard of people not paying attention to the weight rating and getting in trouble with that; be safe.
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#2493332 - 08/24/11 07:38 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Hoss]
Rubberduck270
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 Originally Posted By: Hoss
Don't assume, as I did the ratings had some wiggle room, they do not.


They should have been designed with a factor of safety just like anything else. Guess TMA doesn't require them to under rate their products. I've been eyeballing a Titan but just can't make myself spend the money...
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#2495585 - 08/26/11 10:57 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Rubberduck270]
LSUtigers
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It is it is the weight limit
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#2496377 - 08/26/11 09:37 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: LSUtigers]
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I weigh 250+ and have no problems with my summit
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#2500491 - 08/30/11 08:12 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: outdoorsmen22]
Gizmo
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I have one of the first stands they made bought it when I was in high school in late 80's .Have had to rebuild the seat a couple of times through the years.The shooting rest messed up on it so I took it off didn't need it anyway.Still use it today great stand.
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#2512736 - 09/08/11 10:14 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Hoss]
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I have a Summit 180. You can face the tree or have your back to the tree. Love it ! But be sure to get a good nights rest cause it'll put u to sleep. Think i paid about $280 a few years ago. Well worth it.
Btw- what kind of dirtbag steals other people's stands ? Wouldn't do for me to catch em in the act.
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#2513506 - 09/08/11 07:14 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: outdoorsmen22]
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 Originally Posted By: outdoorsmen22
I sat in one of the Summit Viper stands last year, and realy loved it. I have an old old climber that is heavy and very uncomfortable. I would love to get me one of the Summits, but on my salary, they are just to darn high. If anyone has one they would like to sell, or has another climber like it, pm me, i would be interested in buying it off of ya.


I own one summitt and one alum. model from Dicks sport goods and i absolutely love it. what ever you buy dont skimp on the price of a light weight Aluminum model whick usually is around 21#s.. that extra savings in weight is one regret you will never have. It has to be light to make it truly a bargain.
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#2515560 - 09/10/11 10:25 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Hoss]
z7x
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i have the viper ss. i love it
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#2515575 - 09/10/11 10:49 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: LSUtigers]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
Yea if any off you find a summit ultra at the pawn shop enjoy it ; because it may be stolen. I had one stolen hope they enjoy it. Don't leave in woods, i had a chain and lock cut. Good thing I didn't catch them in the act. AARRGGGGGG


the one i bought wasn't stolen. i know the guy that pawned it and he had hunted out of it for a couple of years. i have also had stands stolen.
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#2516182 - 09/10/11 10:51 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: stik]
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I've hunted 10 years out of one, they're great. I've upgraded to all goliaths though, they are much more comfortable with thick cold weather gear on. One trick i use is to fill the unused tubes up with "great stuff" foam filler, it quitens it down and keeps water out, just don't get that stuff on your hands its tough to get off.
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#2516228 - 09/10/11 11:51 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: holstonangler]
Beekeeper
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Check with Gator n Buck. He can probably help you out.
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#2519329 - 09/13/11 10:17 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Beekeeper]
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I would highly recommend that you get the foot rest attachement. it makes a comfortable stand even more so.
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#2519978 - 09/13/11 06:28 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: WRbowhunter]
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Well I got out my 75 dollar yard sale Summit. Looked it over really good, gave it a new coat of paint. Climbed a tree, at about 20 feet, I heard something give. Climbed back down and had a big crack bust open in the in the foot platform outer rail. So much for that good idea. I weigh 130 pounds so weight not an issue.
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#2522955 - 09/15/11 11:50 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: Gizmo]
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Nice stand.
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#2522997 - 09/15/11 12:13 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: LSUtigers]
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 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
Yea if any off you find a summit ultra at the pawn shop enjoy it ; because it may be stolen. I had one stolen hope they enjoy it. Don't leave in woods, i had a chain and lock cut. Good thing I didn't catch them in the act. AARRGGGGGG


You guys should save serial numbers off your items that you leave in the woods or think may get stolen and "Pawned" I don't know if tree stands have serial numbers but they might.

Its a law that the pawn shop turns in the serial numbers on items they take in to the police. If your stuff gets stolen, turn in the serial numbers and it will turn up if the thief takes it to a pawn shop.

Pawn shops do a lot of good catching criminals. They are not out to get your stolen items.
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#2523015 - 09/15/11 12:32 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: doubledownranch]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: doubledownranch
 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
Yea if any off you find a summit ultra at the pawn shop enjoy it ; because it may be stolen. I had one stolen hope they enjoy it. Don't leave in woods, i had a chain and lock cut. Good thing I didn't catch them in the act. AARRGGGGGG


You guys should save serial numbers off your items that you leave in the woods or think may get stolen and "Pawned" I don't know if tree stands have serial numbers but they might.

Its a law that the pawn shop turns in the serial numbers on items they take in to the police. If your stuff gets stolen, turn in the serial numbers and it will turn up if the thief takes it to a pawn shop.

Pawn shops do a lot of good catching criminals. They are not out to get your stolen items.


never seen a serial no. on a treestand but mine are marked.
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#2523433 - 09/15/11 06:58 PM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: stik]
Happy Birthday fourwheeler431
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I believe my old API has a tag on it with a serial number.
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#2530814 - 09/21/11 02:24 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: fourwheeler431]
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All Summits i own have serial #'s printed on the bottom of them
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