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#2526909 - 09/18/11 04:06 PM Climbing Sticks
BDS05
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I'm looking at plunging into the hanging stand world.

Which sticks do y'all use? Pros and cons? Bulky, compact, heavy, light, easy to pack, etc..

Thanks in advance..
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#2526930 - 09/18/11 04:34 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: BDS05]
rem270
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when i was using them alot i bought the lightweight 16' sticks from rural king. i used to catch them at the end of the yr on sale for around 35 bucks.
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#2528063 - 09/19/11 11:16 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: rem270]
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Best I have ever used are the lone wolf sticks. Very well thought out and quality made!
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#2528072 - 09/19/11 11:22 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: Timberdoodle]
de novo
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The Summit Buck steps are the best I've used. I have never used the Lw's.

From reviews I've seen, the Summits are more comfortable but also more cumbersome and the LW's are lighter. So I would go with LW if I was going to move the set up frequently or carry it long distances.
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#2528084 - 09/19/11 11:34 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: Timberdoodle]
BDS05
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 Originally Posted By: Timberdoodle
Best I have ever used are the lone wolf sticks. Very well thought out and quality made!


I looked at them but man they're expensive. To feel comfortable, I'd want four at the minimum possibly five.
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#2528361 - 09/19/11 03:01 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: BDS05]
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 Originally Posted By: BSisco5
 Originally Posted By: Timberdoodle
Best I have ever used are the lone wolf sticks. Very well thought out and quality made!


I looked at them but man they're expensive. To feel comfortable, I'd want four at the minimum possibly five.


I agree they are expensive. I bought the set and one extra about six years ago and they are great. Light, solid, adjust to any situation. They level well and the steps flip from side to side.

I do not own stock in them, i promise. I have been concidering investing in one more set, though. Best bow setup I have is the four climbing sticks and the lock on by lone wolf. You can set up in anything with that combo!
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#2533107 - 09/22/11 12:15 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: Timberdoodle]
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I've researched and tried them all. Climbing sticks are either steel (cheaper) or aluminum (expensive). If you want a mobile setup, you need the aluminum ones. If you are going to leave your stand up the whole season, get steel ones.

I currently own a set of Muddys and a set of LWs. After using both, I use a combination of 3 LWs and 1 Muddy. I use the Muddy as my top stick b/c it has dual steps and makes it easier to hang a stand and get on/off stand. Also, if I'm using a tree saddle, I use the dual step on the Muddy as a platform.

However, I prefer the LWs for a couple of reasons. First, the Muddys are just too short and require 5 sticks to get to my preferred height. Second, each stick weighs the same, but Muddys are 20 inches and LWs are 32 inches. Also, the LWs pack together more compactly.

The only issue w/ the LWs outside of the single-step system (which is why I use the Muddy at the top), is the loud buckle on the strap. This issue is solved by the inner tube of a bicycle tire (found at Walmart or Target). Make a couple of cuts, slide it on buckle, and the buckles are no longer an issue.

I have researched the wiz out of mobile setups, feel free to IM me anymore questions you might have.

I also went back and forth btw a Muddy Hunter stand and the LW Alpha. I went with the Alpha b/c it was a better fit for what I would be using for.

Here is my Lone Wolf Alpha with the steps mentioned above strapped on. This setup weighs as much as a climber, but is much quieter to carry in and setup. Also, I can hunt out of ANY tree with this setup. I also added adhesive stealth strips to make the setup even quieter.



Much more compact than a climber:


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#2548747 - 10/02/11 08:34 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: String Music]
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that looks like a great set up....definitely compact....any idea on total weight?
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#2550835 - 10/03/11 01:54 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: WEBBER1]
String Music
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 Originally Posted By: WEBBER1
that looks like a great set up....definitely compact....any idea on total weight?


About 22 lbs. Same as a climber but feels lighter b/c of its low center of gravity.
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#2556918 - 10/07/11 01:59 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: String Music]
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If weight isn't an issue Sportsmans Guide has the best deal by far. 20 footers for around 40 bucks. I own 4 or 5 of them and have 0 complaints.
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