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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Did some searching but didn't find what i was looking for. I love my summit climber, i have had it 10 years now and hunt out of it about 80 percent of the time and now i am looking at getting one for there hang on stands. I like the looks of the hawk from there raptor series. Any imput on this stand, pro/cons or maybe a different stand suggestion. Also were do you prefer to buy your stand, where do you find the best deals? Thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 04:58 PM
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Come on!!!! ???
It's a Summit, can their be any downsides ;D

I would prefer a hang-on that has straps that attach, then you hang the platform on a mounting bracket. But if you leave it up for weeks it wouldn't matter much.


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Come on!!!! ???
It's a Summit, can their be any downsides ;D

I would prefer a hang-on that has straps that attach, then you hang the platform on a mounting bracket. But if you leave it up for weeks it wouldn't matter much.


I love my Open Shot at 14 pounds, but that new flat folding Switchblade has got my eye.
I agree that summit is great. I was kind of wanting it for the fact that i can hang it with the hook so that I can move it from one spot to another easier, rather than having a few stands.

How easy is it to hang your Open Shot? I have a few spot that i don't trust leaving my stands and don't want to leave it out there.
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How easy is it to hang your Open Shot?
My Open Shot is a "climber" and it's easy to set up and climb. At 14 pounds it's lighter than most backpacks with gear. Downside is it's a "hand-climber" and that can be difficult for some. Sometime I might get one with a bar in front to make climbing easier and feeling safer in the stand. The Switchblade folds flat and has the bar. But it's $300.

But "hang-ons" can go just about anywhere, but less portable IMHO because of the sticks/steps and hanging process in general.

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I was kind of wanting it for the fact that i can hang it with the hook so...
The Raptor uses a bracket system? That is the way to go for hang-ons, for sure.

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I love my Viper climber but sometimes I think it may be a little too comfortable.

One opening morning a few years ago I was chomping at the bit to get out. I was up in the tree about two hours brefore legal shooting light.

After a 25 or 30 minutes my eyelids started to get heavy.........I awoke to a branch snapping and full day light and what would have been an easy 10 yard shot for my bow on a nice 8 pt white tail turned out to be a 35 yarder I had to pass on. If only I had been awake I could have taken the shot as he passed through my shooting lane.
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I picked up a used viper last year and was very impressed. alot more comfortable than my old summit saber that felt like dangling on the edge of a cliff. and I dozed off in that one a few times, lucky to be here. but I guarantee the little saber has it all over the viper for being able to look/shoot behind the tree you are in.

lakota thats too bad but look on the bright side you were in a safe stand that you could safely doze off in.


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I have a summit cobra and they don't make it anymore but it is exactly the same as the viper but without the rail. I am not a fan of the rail. If you know what the bushmaster looks like it is just like mine except it has the back rest. I believe the switchblade is the model that replaced mine. It is also a had climber but I have used it for 12 years now and it works as well as year one.
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I picked up a used viper last year and was very impressed. alot more comfortable than my old summit saber that felt like dangling on the edge of a cliff. and I dozed off in that one a few times, lucky to be here. but I guarantee the little saber has it all over the viper for being able to look/shoot behind the tree you are in.

lakota thats too bad but look on the bright side you were in a safe stand that you could safely doze off in.

Oh I did more than doze off! I was full asleep! It was just like sleeping on a Lazy Boy at home. ;D
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