Probably good quality. But way too may gee-gaws and cables and such for me. I also don't like the 'bicycle chain wrapped in a rubber tube" for my only connection to the tree. I want a steel bar.
I have never used anything but the old Amakers and my two Wahoo Warrior climbing stands. I have never found one other than those two that I would a) trust my life to and b) allow me to comfortably hunt all morning or afternoon standing up (a requirement for me to hunt a climber, there's no other effective way IMHO).
I don't have to back-pack my climber in, I realize. If I did, my requirements might change. But sturdiness, quietness, simplicity, and safety are my concerns and goals. I want an all steel, no cable, simple two piece climber. Never forget to tie the top to the bottom with good rope!!!
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My hunting partner has one and likes it alot. He gave his API to his son and went looking for a new one and was impressed by the equalizer. For me, it does not do anything my 10 year old API Grandstand does not already do just as well.
Just my opinion.
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It could be handy, but I don't have a problem with the foot part of my stand. and the couple times the seat needed adj I just shortened or lengthened the cable and it was fine. I did not see what it weighted and the extra stuff would just more to fail or maintain. I like my 17 lb. Summit.
Post by dougedwards on Feb 18, 2009 15:30:51 GMT -5
Agree with Joe. I have one of these stands before they had the equalizer incorporated into it. They were called Hotshot by Bigshot (or vice-versa). They have an adjustable rifle rest which can be somewhat cumbersome to carry through the woods and they get heavy after a long walk. Other than that they are very comfortable once in the stand.
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