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#2558423 - 10/08/11 07:56 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
bow-hunter
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Take a look at the leverage steps. Cabelas has started carrying them. I have a set and really like them. They are comparable to the Lone Wolf as far as size and weight but $80 vs $140.
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#2568036 - 10/15/11 10:06 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: bow-hunter]
HowattHS
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Registered: 09/07/11
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Loc: Lebanon, TN

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I have three lone wolfs that I use with my tree saddle. They are great. They are too expensive to get another stick, but u can still get 18-20ft if you really stretch it. I used to rock climb so it doesn't bother me.
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#2584808 - 10/26/11 09:55 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: String Music]
catsbackr
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Registered: 12/23/09
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That is a GREAT looking set up.

But, with 1 Lone Wolf lock on ($240), 3 LW sticks ($180) and 1 Muddy stick ($40), that's $500 with shipping!

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#2588484 - 10/28/11 11:35 AM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: catsbackr]
String Music
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 Originally Posted By: catsbackr
That is a GREAT looking set up.

But, with 1 Lone Wolf lock on ($240), 3 LW sticks ($180) and 1 Muddy stick ($40), that's $500 with shipping!



I bought everything off of archerytalk.com

I bought my Alpha brand new with footrests, backpack straps, ez hook, and shipped to my door for $250. You can easily find a set of LW sticks for $100 on there. It's actually less expensive to by this setup than to by 4-5 lock-ons and sticks.
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#2599407 - 11/03/11 09:26 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
ZachMarkus
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Registered: 09/04/11
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[quote=bowhunterfanatic]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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#2600780 - 11/04/11 06:54 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: ZachMarkus]
DntBrnDPig
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String, I have been looking at the Muddy's and LW sticks as well. I really like the way Muddy's attach to the tree but I like a lot of the LW features as well.

One of big complaints about my climbing sticks and hang-ons is once I have them up, i am SUPER reluctant to move them because of the hassle. How easy is it to setup?

Do you set this up every time you come in and out?

If it was left out in the woods I'd be afraid of having too much invested in it to walk off.





Edited by DntBrnDPig (11/04/11 06:56 PM)
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#2606829 - 11/08/11 02:31 PM Re: Climbing Sticks [Re: DntBrnDPig]
String Music
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 Originally Posted By: DntBrnDPig
String, I have been looking at the Muddy's and LW sticks as well. I really like the way Muddy's attach to the tree but I like a lot of the LW features as well.

One of big complaints about my climbing sticks and hang-ons is once I have them up, i am SUPER reluctant to move them because of the hassle. How easy is it to setup?

Do you set this up every time you come in and out?

If it was left out in the woods I'd be afraid of having too much invested in it to walk off.





Let me preface this by saying I have used just about every stand out there. It's nice to have several cheap lock-ons spread over the property, but they definately are a pain to hang. I have a pulley system I use to hang my permanent sets due to how cumbersome they are to hang.

With that being said, both Muddy and LW systems are much, much easier to hang and take down. With some practice, you will be putting up and taking down either system in no time. I'm faster with this system than I am with a climber.

Even though I hunt private land, I still enjoy going into areas with a stand on my back. Having the ability to hunt out of any tree is a huge advantage.

As for my stand, I went with the LW Alpha over the Muddy Hunter for a couple reasons. LW stands are hands down the quitest and most mobile stand on the market. They are dead silent even in the coldest environments. Also, the Muddy Hunter attaches to the tree with a noisy ratchet strap. I only have to use one strap on my LW and it does not have a ratchet.

As for the sticks, I predominately use 4 LWs now. The Muddys are just too short and don't stack as compactly as the LWs. Although I like the rope and dual-step systems, I prefer the longer and more compact LW sticks.

In most cases, I put up and take down my set on every hunt. I usually take my time setting up, but I can take it down in less than 5 minutes. Either stick is incredibly easy to take down.
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