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Old 09-03-2008, 01:33 PM
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So..... I can come out and weight test the lines for you if you'd like.

You should know ahead of time that they will support you, and we can't have our DVD Star working with un-tested equipment. Especially in say... that area you put your food plot on.

I will step up and sacrifice myself... for the good of the Forum... see. Beginning of October is good for me. How about your schedule? Besides... one more appearance in an ACM DVD you're going to need a stunt double anyway.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:59 PM
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We started using a lineman's rope while we are climbing the steps.

Not the perfect scenario but alot safer than nothing...

We have bought nothing but the Gorilla Steel Climbing sticks...

Easy to put in....Easy to climb....Fairly easy on the wallet too...

Can get them at Wal-Mart for around $10 apiece...
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:25 AM
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YorkArcher as the other guys have said, Hunter Safety System makes a safety line called the "lifeline" that keeps you tied in the entire time you are climbing your tree. You only have to climb the first time to set it up. It attaches above your stand, then the rope runs all the way to the ground and gets tied off. The line has a knot called a prusic (spelling?) knot that allows you to connect your safety harness to the line and then slide the knot up and down the line while you ascend/descend from your stand. The cool thing is that if you happen to fall the knot locks in place on the safety line and keeps you from taking a dive. I highly recommend them! The only time I've ever fallen (not very far, only a couple feet) was when a screw in step pulled out of a big oak tree. Talk about a wake up call at O' dark thirty!
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