The Outdoors Place  
THE PLACE Chat Room

Go Back   The Outdoors Place > Hunting > Hunting
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-13-2014, 03:51 PM
Just 1 More's Avatar
Just 1 More Just 1 More is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Frozen tundra
Posts: 22,044
Default Climbing sticks, Which ones are the best?

I'm looking for light weight, strong &, very portable... would like steps on both sides, Something like the Biggame Aeorlite sticks... what's your opinion?
__________________
I'm just like you... only prettier

"Money buys bucks and tits" jb
You can't spell SPOILED without OIL
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2014, 04:10 PM
Gator's Avatar
Gator Gator is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 20,535
Default

I really like these kind. Not necessarily this brand, its just the first that came up with my search. But the ones like this that hang on their own, not having to be put together with the other ones. They are especially good on twisted up, and crooked trees. They are quicker to put up, with less effort and if you need an extra 6 inches, you can separate them further up the tree and get the height you need.
http://www.agrisupply.com/product.as...ZpsaAuLs8P8HAQ
__________________
❤️'s the only 🏡 big enough for all the pain in the 🌍
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Sixes's Avatar
Sixes Sixes is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sixes
Posts: 17,282
Default

I've got a set of 4 Lone Wolf climbing sticks, never put on a tree and a Lone Wolf Alpha hang on stand (original), unused if your interested.

$130 for the sticks plus shipping
$130 for the stand plus shipping

$260 for all with shipping
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Duff's Avatar
Duff Duff is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,714
Default

Non typical. Hang ons.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-13-2014, 05:10 PM
Quickdraw's Avatar
Quickdraw Quickdraw is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milledgeville
Posts: 35,251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixes View Post
I've got a set of 4 Lone Wolf climbing sticks, never put on a tree and a Lone Wolf Alpha hang on stand (original), unused if your interested.

$130 for the sticks plus shipping
$130 for the stand plus shipping

$260 for all with shipping
I may be going to Kansas and might need that for those crooked trees out there! I will give you 200 and meet you up there one day to pick them up if they are still available on my next trip to Atlanta
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Just 1 More's Avatar
Just 1 More Just 1 More is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Frozen tundra
Posts: 22,044
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quickdraw View Post
I may be going to Kansas and might need that for those crooked trees out there! I will give you 200 and meet you up there one day to pick them up if they are still available on my next trip to Atlanta
HEY MedicineMan,,, BACK THE EFFF OFF,, He made ME the offer, NOT YOU
__________________
I'm just like you... only prettier

"Money buys bucks and tits" jb
You can't spell SPOILED without OIL
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-14-2014, 12:54 PM
BuckyT's Avatar
BuckyT BuckyT is offline
Super Moderator Supervisor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newborn
Posts: 20,214
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just 1 More View Post
I'm looking for light weight, strong &, very portable... would like steps on both sides, Something like the Biggame Aeorlite sticks... what's your opinion?
Ameristep rapid rails. Spend the extra $$ and get the aluminum ones.
__________________
"Human footprints, I find, are always a disappointment in the wilderness, even when they are my own."
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Just 1 More's Avatar
Just 1 More Just 1 More is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Frozen tundra
Posts: 22,044
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quickdraw View Post
I may be going to Kansas and might need that for those crooked trees out there! I will give you 200 and meet you up there one day to pick them up if they are still available on my next trip to Atlanta
Might want to check this
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...3Bcat104549580
__________________
I'm just like you... only prettier

"Money buys bucks and tits" jb
You can't spell SPOILED without OIL
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-14-2014, 01:39 PM
BuckyT's Avatar
BuckyT BuckyT is offline
Super Moderator Supervisor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Newborn
Posts: 20,214
Default

http://s187.photobucket.com/user/Buc...tml?sort=3&o=0

This is my set at Blackbeard Frank. 3 miles one way from camp.

I know the rapid rails are not the step on each design you are looking for, but I love how portable, light, and ease of use for virtually any kind of tree you would like to use them in. The stand was in the 13ft range off the deck, and I only used 3 of the 4 sections.
__________________
"Human footprints, I find, are always a disappointment in the wilderness, even when they are my own."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Duff's Avatar
Duff Duff is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,714
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckyT View Post
Ameristep rapid rails. Spend the extra $$ and get the aluminum ones.
Those are the ones I am talking about. Non typical use to make them. Ameristep bought them out. Best steps made IMO
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Sixes's Avatar
Sixes Sixes is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sixes
Posts: 17,282
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just 1 More View Post
Mine are the sticks not the ladder sticks. There is a difference

I have several sets of the 20 foot Sportsmans Guide and for the money they are tough to beat, I've quit using lock ons but when I did, these are what I used. I just made sure to add a couple good ratchet straps and not rely on the small straps that come with them

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...stick?a=546743
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Quickdraw's Avatar
Quickdraw Quickdraw is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milledgeville
Posts: 35,251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just 1 More View Post
I do like those Frank. I helped a buddy set a stand in Illinois and he had some like that. I like them
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-16-2014, 07:31 PM
Just 1 More's Avatar
Just 1 More Just 1 More is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Frozen tundra
Posts: 22,044
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixes View Post
Mine are the sticks not the ladder sticks. There is a difference

I have several sets of the 20 foot Sportsmans Guide and for the money they are tough to beat, I've quit using lock ons but when I did, these are what I used. I just made sure to add a couple good ratchet straps and not rely on the small straps that come with them

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...stick?a=546743
I'm curious, Why?
I'm about at that point myself,, Last one I was in I was scared to death... not sure if its an age thing or a big fat man thing or what but, I definitely don't feel safe in one anymore
__________________
I'm just like you... only prettier

"Money buys bucks and tits" jb
You can't spell SPOILED without OIL
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Sixes's Avatar
Sixes Sixes is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sixes
Posts: 17,282
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just 1 More View Post
I'm curious, Why?
I'm about at that point myself,, Last one I was in I was scared to death... not sure if its an age thing or a big fat man thing or what but, I definitely don't feel safe in one anymore
Friend of mine died 2 years ago when the cable broke on his lockon. His stupid mistake of not wearing his safety harness and some of his actions trying to switch stands so his son could shoot, caused the stand to break and flatten out against the tree.

Jeff landed on his side which broke his ribs and tore an artery in his heart, killing him within a few miutes. His son fell too and suffered a broken back and hip.

Parts of the tragedy could of been avoided, but still the fact is the stand broke. I know portables can break and they do, but I don't think they could scissor down and throw me out.

I hunted lockons for years and I'm sure some people will think I'm an idiot, but I won't be back up in one. Too many bad sories.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Quickdraw's Avatar
Quickdraw Quickdraw is offline
THE PLACE Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milledgeville
Posts: 35,251
Default

I hunt out of my portable or either a 16ft ladder stand 99.5. % of the time the last few years. I am actually liittle surprised how well the ladder stands work while bowhunting
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.