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Old 06-20-2008, 03:56 AM
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My hunting partner is 6" and weighs ~ 280. He is looking for a good sturdy climbing tree stand. I have an API Gram Slam Super Mag Supreme which is solid and roomy, but rather heavy and cumbersome on long hikes in the woods. He was wanting something lighter but still solid enough to support him. Any good suggestions? He was talking about a Summit or Lone Wolf Climber. He will be gun and bow hunting from it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:03 AM
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I'm 6'2" and weigh 250 minus all my hunting stuff. (No smart comments http://www.archerschoicemedia.com/fo...ies/tongue.gif)

Summit Golliath

Not to mention there customer service is beyond excellent. I found a problem with mine about 3 years after I bought it and after 5 minutes on the phone they shipped me a new one free of charge and payed for me to ship my old one back to them. I love that stand. Lots of room, very comfortable!!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:20 AM
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I will let him know, and thanks for the feedback. I checked out their website and the specs on the stand, I might just dump my API and get one of these for myself.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:28 AM
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They are a little big to carry in, but if your a bigger guy it is definitly worth it.

I love mine!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:28 AM
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As I was looking at the Goliath, I found this new stand by Summit, anyone know anything about it? The Titan?

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...l&N=4887&Nty=1

The Titan has all the proven features of the full-sized Goliath SS with even more room. The extended top section gives you more leg room while still maintaining the extra-wide features that allow for additional space for the full-sized hunter or for bulky, late-season clothing. Coupled with a wider, longer platform. QuickDraw™ cable system. RapidClimb™ stirrups. Aluminum SummitLokt™ construction. Stand is tested to TMA  standards. Includes a full-body safety harness and carrying straps.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:31 AM
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I've used my Goliath during rifle season here in PA. It can get pritty cold. I've never had a problem. I would say go somewhere you can try them out. I know the Sportsman Show here in Harrisburg PA has a huge display by Summit and you can try any stand they have..

Like I said their Customer Service is Excellent!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:39 AM
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For a big guy like myself I would not recommend a Lone Wolf, it is not very comfortable for long sits.

Do not buy anything until he checks out the Treewalker. It is light, roomy, and comfortable. it is rated for 350 lbs.

Here is a link to their web site; http://www.treewalkertreestands.com/...g&r3=bowholder

I have one an can't imagine how it could be improved upon.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:52 AM
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I'll cast another vote for Summit stands. I can sit in mine all day comfortably. Easy to carry in and set up. No pins to worry about dropping and having a hard time finding.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:58 AM
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The Treewalker reminds me of my API. The stand looks good, but I like the idea of having a back rest/pad of some kind, and I dont know about the net-type seat. I guess I would have to try it out first. Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:19 PM
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I'll cast another vote for Summit stands. I can sit in mine all day comfortably. Easy to carry in and set up. No pins to worry about dropping and having a hard time finding.
lol...reminds me of when I dropped my platform pin, 15 feet up! Oh boy! Was that ever a memory I'll never forget!

The Summits are great in that respect...that and they sure are light! My current climber weighs in at 35 lbs!
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