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Postby bt58 » Wed May 11, 2005 8:41 pm

I think that I'm gonna buy a climber this year. I'm planning on bowhunting public land next fall while I'm down in Hattiesburg for school, so a climber would be much easier than carrying lock-on's in and out with me or risking leaving them there.

So I'm wanting some feedback on climbers...I've been told that Summit is the way to go. What do ya'll say?
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Postby gtk » Thu May 12, 2005 7:31 am

Two words: Summit Viper
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Postby nobucks » Thu May 12, 2005 9:47 am

I have three oldmans and I love them. :) :wink:
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Postby bt58 » Thu May 12, 2005 11:01 am

nobucks, I guess you heard that old man has shut down. It's still in the air what's gonna happen....
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Postby nobucks » Thu May 12, 2005 12:47 pm

No I dident know that! :( What happen???
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Postby bt58 » Thu May 12, 2005 12:59 pm

This link is over to the MDWFP Forums where someone started a thread about it.....This is all that I have heard.

http://www.mdwfp.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9494
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Postby nobucks » Thu May 12, 2005 1:06 pm

Thanks bt58.If they took it over seas then I need to look for another US made stand. :x
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Postby bt58 » Thu May 12, 2005 1:11 pm

I hated to be the bearer of bad news. I'm in Hattiesburg....the old home of Ol' Man....so I've been beating the bushes trying to get some info, but can't find anyone who really knows what's going on.
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Postby ghc » Thu May 12, 2005 1:20 pm

I'll back up the Summit! I have an Ol' Man and a Summit. The Summit is more comfortable to me but not as easy to pack. The Ol' Man is easy to pack but not as comfortable. Others my find it vise/versa....I think Summit now has a break down version.
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Postby nobucks » Thu May 12, 2005 1:22 pm

BT,go to buck and bass there and see what they say.
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Postby gtk » Thu May 12, 2005 1:22 pm

I shouldnt really offer my opinion, because the only climber I have is a summit. I've only owned two other climbers, one was made by a company in Hernando, MS that I cant remember, the other was a used "baker" climber that was too dangerous to use.

Bwm has a loggy bayou I think, and he really likes it !
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Postby nobucks » Thu May 12, 2005 1:27 pm

Bro,I left a new baker in the woods after a trip down the tree if you know what I mean. :x
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Postby bt58 » Thu May 12, 2005 1:27 pm

Will do nobucks....I'll let you know if I find anything out.

Thanx GTK....I'll check that Loggy Bayou out too.
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Postby Stinger » Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:39 pm

I've been using a Summit Viper for two years now and have been totally satisfied with it, safe and comfortable... :D
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Postby nobucks » Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:54 pm

I my have to try one of the vipers myself.Good looking stand. :)
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Postby Stinger » Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:55 pm

If you go with the Viper, don't waste your time buying the Rapid Climb Stirrups. They look like a great idea but they're made of plastic and flex too much, I used them a couple of times and took them off. Now if they were made of aluminum, they would be awesome.

I also bought the gun holder and unless I'm doing something wrong, you can't attach it and still combine the upper and lower units together for transport. I may have to figure a way to attach it on the front bar for those mid morning naps... :lol:

As you can tell, I love the stand but don't really care for the above accessories... :roll:
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Postby bt58 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:00 pm

Thanks for the advice.....I've gotta get rent money and tuition taken care of for next fall before I can buy one, but I'm leaning toward the summit as of now.
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Postby gtk » Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:26 am

thx for the info stinger. I never put my climbing stirrups on my stand... I kept meaning too, just never got around to it.
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Postby mshunter » Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:01 am

I also am looking for a good Bow climbing stand. I have several good rifle stands, Warren and Sweat and Homemade, that don't fit for Bow hunting. I also have been told about Summit Viper and Ole man. Are there any others? Anyone know of API , or the off brand selling at Wal-Mart ? I will need the 275 weight limit version and I also want American Made.....Ed
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Postby Stinger » Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:58 pm

mshunter, the Viper seat will slid back when you stand but for a bow hunter the front bar might get in the way. There's another model which is basically the same stand without the bar but I can't think of the model... :oops:
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Postby mshunter » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:02 pm

Stinger :

If you think of the model , please email me. Thanks...Ed
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Postby Stinger » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:07 pm

I'll have to check the Summit site...
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Postby Stinger » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:14 pm

Go to http://www.summitstands.com then click on broadhead. That's the stand and for the bow hunter it might be what you're looking for. :D
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Postby mshunter » Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:15 pm

Thanks for the info.....Ed
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Postby nobucks » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:30 pm

Hey guys.I went over the Birmingham show this weekend and got to meet David Gallo of tschuntingprouducts.They have some great looking deer stands that they make.They have climbers and lockons and at good price too.If you looking for a bow or gun stand they have what your looking for.Go to there site and check it out.www.tsctreestand.com :) :wink:
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