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#905950 - 09/09/08 07:41 AM Fat man friendly treestands?
ratsnakeboogy
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Any one know of any fat man friendly stands? I'm 6'7" and 385 lbs. I have an old Warren Sweat climber that's rated for 400lbs, but it's far from comfortable. Any ideas on climbers or even hang-ons. Big people seem to get left out of the sport sometimes. I'm big, but I am still very mobile and I want to leave the ground.

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#906323 - 09/09/08 11:27 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
Trapper John
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If you're not against ladder stands I know Summit makes a buddy stand that's rated for either 500 or 550 pounds. Very roomy and stable. Not sure about climbers. I have the Goliath but it's rated just at 350 lbs.
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#906514 - 09/09/08 02:14 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: Trapper John]
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Thanks TJ, I might consider a ladder stand, but I need a new climber. I wonder how set in stone those weight limits are?
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#907465 - 09/10/08 07:30 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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From what I've read, most of the stand manufacturers claim their stands will hold up to 3 to 4 times their rated weight (rated weight usually being 300 lbs), but for liability reasons they can only recommend that those 300 lbs or less use their stand.
For instance, my TreeLounge climber, if I remember correctly, can hold up to 1400 lbs., plus or minus. However, the makers of the stand say that 300 lbs is their recommended maximum weight. Probably just a liability thing to keep them from being successfully sued by someone in case of an accident.

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#907655 - 09/10/08 10:03 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: BlackBelt]
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That's kind of what I figured, but I don't want to get 20 feet up and have to "think lite" and be uncomfortable for 4 hours.

Thanks Blackbelt

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#907664 - 09/10/08 10:15 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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I think Blackbelt is right. I honestly can't remember how much they "underrate" their stands, but I do remember being told that most if not all treestand manufacturers put a lower weight limit on the box than the stand can actually handle. They're just covering themselves legally.

Personally I'm not comfortable enough with heights to risk it, but you do have a built in safety buffer there.

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#907814 - 09/10/08 12:14 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: Trapper John]
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I don't want to fall, but hunting from the ground during bow season is a challenge.

I can't even find a harness thats rated over 300, I would pat extra for a hunter safety system built for me, but I emailed them once and they pretty much said "sorry 'bout your luck".

Maybe I'll just make my own "overbuilt" equipment. \:\/

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#909519 - 09/11/08 11:18 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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I think the Summit Goliath is for big and tall folks and there was one in the classifieds the other day if I remember correctly.
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#910098 - 09/11/08 02:58 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: Gravey]
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Thanks Gravey. I saw that one, still only has 350 rating. I wish they would make a Big man stand.
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#910473 - 09/11/08 06:02 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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You might go to the TreeLounge website (just google it) and hit the FAQ, and look through the other material there. I can't recommend that you do something that is against what the manufacturer says,... but if it was me...
As far as harnesses go, I think just getting two should do the trick, with plenty of safety margin. I would probably use them as independent systems, though, just to make sure. That means 2 tree straps with one tether to each, as opposed to just using one treestrap with two harness tethers. You could probably rig up something so you only had to swing it around the tree once, though.
Like I said, ultimately it's your decision on how much risk you want to take, and no one here is going to be in the tree with you, or supporting you financially if an accident happens. Of course that goes for all of us as well.
Good luck with it.

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#912936 - 09/13/08 12:28 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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There was a company that made a stand called a big man 400 but am not sure about the manufacturer K-mart carried them for a while all aluminum and very roomy saw a used one for sale in spencer the other day not sure if he still has it I could give you directions if interested you may be able to google big man 400 and find something out on these stands I modified mine and put in summit seat made it alot more comfortable.
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#913281 - 09/13/08 12:17 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: SMOKEYJOE]
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I am 6'5 and weight 360 lbs!
Gametamerstreestands.com The nmost comfortable hangon ever made is the ts-30
Also Chippawaa wedge-loc. Will never move!!
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#913852 - 09/13/08 09:11 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: BlackBelt]
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Summit Goliath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#913914 - 09/13/08 09:56 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: JohnG]
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The treewalker brand of tree stands are all rated to 350 lbs, and they are made here in TN. Holds very securely to the tree. I recommend you take a look at them.

http://www.treewalkertreestands.com
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#915530 - 09/15/08 07:26 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: plinker22]
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Thanks guys, that's some great information. I appreciate it very much, and will check it out!!
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#915608 - 09/15/08 08:20 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: BlackBelt]
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They make a treelounge for people over 6'2" for $20 more and this site also has a message board with info. I loved mine when I used a clumbing stand and would hunt height in the pines for gun but i did not like it for bow.
http://www.treelounge.com/products/Items/44.htm

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#933888 - 09/25/08 10:06 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: BlackBelt]
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check out timbertall treestand. they have a super brute climber.
http://www.timbertalloutdoors.com/superbrute.htm

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#934232 - 09/25/08 02:04 PM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: BZ911]
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i thought the OLE MAN STANDS use to make one for bigger people, not sure the name of the bigger version though
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#966621 - 10/13/08 11:04 AM Re: Fat man friendly treestands? [Re: Big J]
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
I am 6'5 and weight 360 lbs!
Gametamerstreestands.com The nmost comfortable hangon ever made is the ts-30
Also Chippawaa wedge-loc. Will never move!!

http://www.gametamers.com/tree-stand-30-p-2.html?zenid=95a93eb0d9617250988f06d8d5fd4518

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