Climber recommendation - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Hunting/Shooting Forum > Hunting Forum

Like Tree4Likes
  • 4 Post By Brandon_SPC2
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
Snapper
 
kmerr80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 463
Default Climber recommendation

Purchasing a new stand since my ol man and viper are 20 years old and by the time i replace all the dry rot i might as well buy a new one. Looking for comfort opinions regarding the ol man or the summit viper. I hunt my own land and usually move it a few times so i'm not worried about how light either is. My original ol man was pretty damn comfy when you reversed and used the foot rest. Opinions?
kmerr80 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-11-2018, 02:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 626
Default

Cougar Claw bubba. Hands down probably the most comfotable climber out there.
toma, lettheairout, hyco and 1 others like this.
Brandon_SPC2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 02:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: pace,fl
Posts: 1,867
Default

I've had both those stands you mention and the Summit is the only one I use. Very comfortable and safe.
Dagwood is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2018, 02:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Achim2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mobile AL
Posts: 1,405
Default

Only using Viper SD. Not only comfy but very quite too. Can use the steel version if you don't carry it around. Its below 200$
__________________
Teach a man how to fish and hunt and you will never see him again.
Achim2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 03:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
Linkovich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 3,075
Default

Iíve got a cougar claw den prowler and a summit viper. Canít go wrong with either one, both are very comfortable. I like being able to relevel the cougar claw safely once youíre in the stand if needed. I hate ol man stands. The way the cable arms pivots side to side always made them very uncomfortable if you were in a small diameter tree, it always would crush my ribs. That being said I do have a hazmore silent seat (net seat) on my summit, itís pretty much the same as the ol man seats and I really like it, especially for bow hunting.
Linkovich is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
Snapper
 
kmerr80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 463
Default

Thanks for the opinions. I have not had to buy one in 20 years or so and i see that Summit makes a foot rest so i think that answers that. Linkovich you are correct about narrow trees and the ol man. I did hate bending over to tighten the cinch strap on the platform part too.
kmerr80 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 03:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 626
Default

Also if I recall Cougar Claws are made in Foley vs Summit using mostly foreign parts. It's great to support a local business.
Brandon_SPC2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #8
Blind Squirrel
Trigger
 
Amateur Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Milton, FL
Posts: 215
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmerr80 View Post
Thanks for the opinions. I have not had to buy one in 20 years or so and i see that Summit makes a foot rest so i think that answers that. Linkovich you are correct about narrow trees and the ol man. I did hate bending over to tighten the cinch strap on the platform part too.

My vote is for the summit. But, I got the Goliath instead of the viper so that my big ass has more room up there. And yes... if you get a Summit, get the footrest for it also, no question. I don't have anything against other climbers, just never tried any of the others out there. Started out using my dads old Tree Lounger when his knees gave out, but it was too heavy and bulky to tote in and out, so I got myself the Goliath because summit was recommended to me by numerous guys I hunted with.
__________________
Work hard, play hard.
Amateur Alex is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 04:58 PM   #9
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
lettheairout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: milton
Posts: 5,500
Default

Cougar claw all day long. They also have a good rest
Summit was comfortable just didn't like the stirrup style climbing

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
lettheairout is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-11-2018, 10:19 PM   #10
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,736
Default

Summit Viper with fold out footrest is the best that is produced....I've made some customizing to mine and since the cable lock in adjustment system is such a no brainer and no noise if in the right hands....
The couger claw has its advantages as being able to level safely under a load at any height....I just don"t like pins and clips ....They are comfortable when set ,Im just a Summit Viper Man.....
fairpoint is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.