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Old 07-22-2008, 06:13 PM
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Here are a couple of reviews on a couple new lock on stands that I recently got. These stands were hung only a couple feet off the ground and I haven't set in them for hours so these are my first thoughts on the stands.

The first one is the Gorilla Kong Lounger XLS. The stand is extremely comfortable and good size platform. The seat is thick and padded and should sit great. I added another ratchet strap to make it more stable, one did not seem sufficient. The stand has a built in footrest and a leveling device to get the stand more level and comfortable. The stand was $99 not including shipping and I believe will be well worth the money.


I ordered the second stand just on a whim because of the price (Sportsmans Guide club price $53.97). I got the stand last week and put it together (very simple). Its heavy but is solidly made with a really big platform (for a lock on). The seat is a suspension seat (Summit) and really roomy. The stand has arm rests built in and padded camo to cover the arm and foot rests. The stand has a removable foot rest. So far, I would say that for $54 bucks, this stand is GREAT for the money. I changed out the strap (not the ratchet) because I wanted it to be a little longer for bigger trees.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics of the two stand on the tree with me in them to show a size reference. Both are 300 LB stands. I am 6' and 242 LBS, so I take up a lot of room in a treestand, this is one reasons that I have quit using lock ons over the years. But with these stands, I am going to start back using lock ons, especially to bowhunt.


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Old 07-22-2008, 06:18 PM
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thanks for the review. Made up my mind Im getting a couple of the sportsmans guide stands.

Good Job Tim and Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:41 PM
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Damn you look as if your posing in the pics Tim, didn't know you were like that........... Thanks for the reviews
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:43 PM
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Damn you look as if your posing in the pics Tim, didn't know you were like that........... Thanks for the reviews
You should see the naked versions of the pics



Hell, it was so hot outside, I had to rest after climbing up the 2 feet, especially after a hard day at work
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:30 PM
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Nice looking stands...might have to pick one up
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:04 AM
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TTT in case there is interest from the the day crew.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:08 AM
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Thanks Tim, been looking at them and was undecided.. I might go get me a couple as well.............
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:26 AM
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I have several of the king kong's you have pictured and they are GREAT stands. one tip on the gorillas...replace both straps with ratchets because the strap that comes with them is the devil when trying to get it to loosen up so you can move the stand.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:04 AM
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TTT in case there is interest from the the day crew.
thanks for this thread bud, i am in the market for some lock-ons and i have been looking at the same stand in sportsman's guide.
you just helped me make up my mind to order a couple
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:08 AM
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I have several of the king kong's you have pictured and they are GREAT stands. one tip on the gorillas...replace both straps with ratchets because the strap that comes with them is the devil when trying to get it to loosen up so you can move the stand.

Your not kidding there!!! I have two of the Gorrilla XLS Loungers.

Here's a tip if you use the orginal strap. If you can't get it off, (Which happened to me) Loosen the bolt on the hook assembly on the stand. It's piece where the hook hooks to.

Had to do it on both of my stands last year....................

Great stands and comfy.

Great Review Sixes!
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:19 AM
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I love my Gorilla King Kong Pro series
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:32 AM
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Your not kidding there!!! I have two of the Gorrilla XLS Loungers.

Here's a tip if you use the orginal strap. If you can't get it off, (Which happened to me) Loosen the bolt on the hook assembly on the stand. It's piece where the hook hooks to.

Had to do it on both of my stands last year....................

Great stands and comfy.

Great Review Sixes!

or do like me...cut the ***** off and use a ratchet
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:10 AM
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Tim, with all that Kudzu around that stand, you might be able to kill a deer from where its at now!
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:48 AM
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Tim, with all that Kudzu around that stand, you might be able to kill a deer from where its at now!
I fight that **** every year, finally I decided to just keep it cut back.

Funny thing you say that, I had a nice buck standing in my backyard a few weeks back, eating KUDZU
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:16 PM
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I fight that **** every year, finally I decided to just keep it cut back.

Funny thing you say that, I had a nice buck standing in my backyard a few weeks back, eating KUDZU
Not trying to get off tropic
The only way to get rid of that kudzu and wild ivy is to use round up and then TIL THE HELL OUT OF IT....Got to get the roots...
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