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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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#2429745 - 06/28/11 08:04 AM Re: Summit Climbing Stand [Re: ]
Baxter83
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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]
smstone22
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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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