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zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 960 Officer
Instead of hijacking bowhunter4lifes thread with his sweet bow bird I figured I'd just start new one.  Been using climbers for 20 years although not as much as I'd like just for fact that when I'm at my desired height no matter what brand I use(except for real good ones like lone wolf never tried) and how straight the tree is the stand itself always seems to wanna rotate around the tree. Never had a problem with it slipping up or down but actually always wants to rotate "around" the tree. Never always did this but lately I've been real anal about cinch strapping the top part of climber actually around the tree itself and seems to help probably more mental than anything. I've used tree lounge api and now summit and dont really prefer any over others. Anyways figured I'd throw this out there and see if anyone else can relate or know how to fix my dilemma my other go to stand unfortunately is about 2.5 miles from nearest road and the _ussy northerner in me wont be headed to it until temps drop about 35 degrees and I dare head through the honey hole snake spots to get there. This is climber I'm currently using  

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  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 1,498 Officer
    Try these on your summit stand. You’ll never lose your bottom section climbing and you cinch them down tight when you reach your desired height and your stand will never slip....great product!
  • Florida BullfrogFlorida Bullfrog Posts: 3,161 Captain
    Do you have this problem on trees of various sizes? I usually have more rotation problems on trees with smaller diameters or if I’m gripping an oddly shaped portion of the trunk. The larger diameter a tree is, usually the more stable the climber is. I generally use Summits with the rubber coated cables. Sometimes I cut the rubber coating off to improve traction. When my stands rotate, its because the “V” of the climber isn’t adequately fitting snug against the trunk. 

  • H20dadH20dad Posts: 1,984 Captain
    Spend stand money on these and your problems are solved. 


  • wilburzwilburz Posts: 999 Officer
    grind the parts that sit against the tree so they are sharper?

    Happiness is a belt fed weapon!

  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 960 Officer
    Wow thanks for quick responses I shoulda posted this while back. Bullfrog your spot on with explaining my problem as usual but those stabilizer straps seem to be the ticket I've been looking for never even heard of them before. You guys rock doesn't matter if your 10 foot or 30 foot up in air a little bit of assurance goes a long way  
  • PinmanPinman Posts: 2,649 Captain
    H20dad said:
    Spend stand money on these and your problems are solved. 



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  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 960 Officer
    H20dad said:
    Spend stand money on these and your problems are solved. 


    I stopped bringing any quality pair of glasses with me when I was 15 for bowhunting just for the fact that if I needed them to see anything they well beyond my shooting range anyways and could never find a "good" spot to carry them  Around my neck they are in worst possible place when your trying to pull string back even if tucked under your clothing and anywhere else I'm constantly just moving way too much with them. Gun season I use my monocular for any of that even if isn't necessarily the safest way.(only hunt with single shot so hammer needs to be pulled back to be dangerous) and that's only happened once down here with coyote i shot first time hunting 
  • H20dadH20dad Posts: 1,984 Captain
    zimmy4209 said:
    H20dad said:
    Spend stand money on these and your problems are solved. 


    I stopped bringing any quality pair of glasses with me when I was 15 for bowhunting just for the fact that if I needed them to see anything they well beyond my shooting range anyways and could never find a "good" spot to carry them  Around my neck they are in worst possible place when your trying to pull string back even if tucked under your clothing and anywhere else I'm constantly just moving way too much with them. Gun season I use my monocular for any of that even if isn't necessarily the safest way.(only hunt with single shot so hammer needs to be pulled back to be dangerous) and that's only happened once down here with coyote i shot first time hunting 


    You up will kill more deer on public land in Florida hunting from the ground than you will in a tree. 
  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 960 Officer
    H20dad said:
    zimmy4209 said:
    H20dad said:
    Spend stand money on these and your problems are solved. 


    I stopped bringing any quality pair of glasses with me when I was 15 for bowhunting just for the fact that if I needed them to see anything they well beyond my shooting range anyways and could never find a "good" spot to carry them  Around my neck they are in worst possible place when your trying to pull string back even if tucked under your clothing and anywhere else I'm constantly just moving way too much with them. Gun season I use my monocular for any of that even if isn't necessarily the safest way.(only hunt with single shot so hammer needs to be pulled back to be dangerous) and that's only happened once down here with coyote i shot first time hunting 


    You up will kill more deer on public land in Florida hunting from the ground than you will in a tree. 
    Tend to believe you guess that's my next purchase if I dont want to forget how good venison tastes 
  • TerribleTedTerribleTed Posts: 286 Deckhand
    Get a summit  
  • TerribleTedTerribleTed Posts: 286 Deckhand
    H20dad said:
    zimmy4209 said:
    H20dad said:
    Spend stand money on these and your problems are solved. 


    I stopped bringing any quality pair of glasses with me when I was 15 for bowhunting just for the fact that if I needed them to see anything they well beyond my shooting range anyways and could never find a "good" spot to carry them  Around my neck they are in worst possible place when your trying to pull string back even if tucked under your clothing and anywhere else I'm constantly just moving way too much with them. Gun season I use my monocular for any of that even if isn't necessarily the safest way.(only hunt with single shot so hammer needs to be pulled back to be dangerous) and that's only happened once down here with coyote i shot first time hunting 


    You up will kill more deer on public land in Florida hunting from the ground than you will in a tree. 
    Can't agree there I killed a few off the ground but over welĺ over 60 out of a trèe.  They have the advantage on the ground thick forest. There hearing way better and there senses of smells 
  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 960 Officer
    both my heaviest buck (206 lbs top picture) and my best buck antler wise were shot from the ground with a bow and have killed a few more from ground as well but that being said something about being up in a tree during bow season if I have my choice I'll choose tree stand every time.  Once gun season started my grandpa rarely got in a tree in my family he was the still hunt king. No matter how hard I try on ground though I'm just not "slow"enough or patient enough. It would take him a hour probably to go less than a hundred yards and I had that ground covered in less than 15 minutes. Definitely takes discipline to ground hunt
  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 3,363 Captain
    edited October 2019 #15
    THERE ARE A FEW REALLY GOOD GROUND/STILL HUNTERS ON THIS FORUM.  I CONSIDER THEM TO BE THE EXCEPTIONS RATHER THAN THE RULE.  THEY ARE SPECIALISTS AND IN MY OPINION EXCEPTIONAL DEER HUNTERS.  I KNOW SOME OF THEM PERSONALLY, OTHERS ONLY FROM THEIR POSTS, AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY, I AM GLAD I AM NOT ON A LEASE WITH SOME OF THEM!  THE ONES I KNOW HAVE SHARED IMMENSE AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION WITH ME AND I CONSIDER THEM FRIENDS, BUT THEY ARE DEVASTATING TO A DEER HERD!

     I HAVE MANAGED TO BAG SEVERAL DEER FROM THE GROUND OVER THE YEARS BUT I ALSO CONSIDER MYSELF A BLIND HOG STUMBLING UPON AN ACORN WHEN I DO. 

    I'LL TAKE THE WELL PLACED TREESTAND, THANK YOU VERY MUCH...
  • meateatermeateater south flaPosts: 515 Officer
    i always start the morning in a treestand      not randomly placed but where i got several pictures of deer using a certain trail or rubs and scrapes       11 am or so i will go on a walkabout then 4.30 back in the stand.    think around 80% i killed from the stand , a few walking to and from the stand and a few driving,spot and stalk then spooking most of the time but most from my stand       95% on public land wma,s       
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 7,666 Admiral
    I chopped down about 10 Cabbage Palm fronds this morning.
    Stuck them in the ground in 2 different spots along a Pond / Cypress Swamp edge.
    I'll be there in my folding chair come Smoke pole season.
    I can see for 75 yards in 3 directions and the deer have to skirt the 2 ponds...Their Mine..
    I hunt a lot from my chair but in Tight Cover you best be in a Stand .
    The Wind shifting will kill you. Got to have Range if your sitting..
    Good thing is if the wind switches direction you just grab your Fronds , and chair and move...I love it.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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