climbing tree stand


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Old 11-23-05, 03:24 AM
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climbing tree stand

I'm looking to buy a tree stand for my Son. Mine is about 25 years old and very lame - I wouldn't buy it again even if it was available.

There are so many to choose from and I'd like to get him a good one that is quiet, easy to use and safe. Does anyone have experience with one that they would reccommend or one that I should avoid?

I'm not interested in spending over $230.00.

Thanks,

Rick
 

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Old 01-12-06, 06:53 PM
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Rick: look into the tree lounger. I have owned mine for years, and other than being a little on the heavy side, once you get it around the tree you climb it just like any other stand. It extends out and you sit in a trampoline type seat and absolutely can't fall out of it, taking proper precautions. It has a built in gun rack, between the legs pack for essentials, a pillow and chill pad. I have hunted from daylight to dusk without being uncomfortable (sleeping most of the warmer part of the day with the sunshine beating on me) Yes, you can sleep in it, because your butt is below the framework, placing your center of gravity low.
 
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Old 01-16-06, 07:17 PM
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The Tree Lounge gets my vote also. Yes it is heavier than most others but the safety factor involved makes me welcome the extra weight. Besides a wheel kit can be had for it that makes it a pleasure to use.
 
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Rick, I'm a ladder stand guy but all my friends that use tree stands use a climbing model. My stand is on private ground but when I hunt public land I use a seat I made that straps around the tree. On the public land in Illinois I believe it's illegal to use screw in type steps plus they are tough to remove after a few weeks. I'd look at any climber, my friends don't have the Tree Lounger but I've seen their video and it looks like a nice outfit.
 
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Three years ago my brother and i both bought Summit Viper climbers. they are remarkable, and rediculously comfortable (many many ZZZZZZ's in the woods for me). mine is built very well, and i will always reccomend summit because of that.

a few points that were important in my decision:

i reccomend one piece solid frames. fold up type stands have hinges that will learn to squeak over time when you least desire it.

also, aluminum is more expensive, but is is DEFINITELY worth it. it will NEVER deteriorate and it is lighter to carry into the woods.

good luck.
 
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Old 03-15-06, 08:58 PM
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I prefer building treehouses, but i'm partial to carpentry. I could buy a lot of wood for $230. Unfortunately, I may have to. My deluxe tree stand (in a Cottonwood tree) went over this year in a windstorm. The WHOLE TREE.

It had a handrail, ballusters, the whole works. It was like a deck in a tree. Almost big enough to host a party on!

Looks like it's back to the drawing board.
 
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I could buy a lot of wood for $230

Originally Posted by XSleeper
I prefer building treehouses, but i'm partial to carpentry. I could buy a lot of wood for $230. Unfortunately, I may have to. My deluxe tree stand (in a Cottonwood tree) went over this year in a windstorm. The WHOLE TREE.

It had a handrail, ballusters, the whole works. It was like a deck in a tree. Almost big enough to host a party on!

Looks like it's back to the drawing board.
You can't buy alot of wood for 230.00 now a days. Prices have increased 4 fold in the past year.
 
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Watch at walmart, last year my dad got a real nice one. Its a 12' 2 seater, very roomy for one guy. It has a gun rest that folds behind for bow hunting. It came with safty straps also. And get this, only $97 dollars. come to think of it its still out in the woods. The only downside is its awkward to put up. Its not real heavy its just the top is so you need 2 guys to get it up.
 
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T-Rack

Looking for any info on a hunting stand I bought about 10yrs. ago. It's called the T-Rack. It's a cross between the Swing seat and the Guido Web stand. Please send any info to srcouch@embarqmail.com. Thanks
-Steve.
 
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Old 10-02-08, 06:34 AM
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just remember even useing a climber, the no 1 killer in a tree stand is falls, use a harness please.

if we're not supposed to eat animals why are they made out of meat?
 
 

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