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I know that many of you are dead set on Summit tree stands, but the next time you are in the market for a new stand, you should really give Cougar Claw a look. I posted on here last weekend about the mishap I had with my stand. The seat on my stand came a loose causing me to fall through the top platform. It was my fault. I knew that my buckles were busted, but thought they would make it until the end of the season. I called Mr. Paul, owner of Cougar Claw, on Monday and explained what happened. I tried topurchase some replacementbuckles, but he said that there would be no charge, even thought I explained I had purchased my stand more than 5 years ago. Well, when I got home today there was a package on the porch with a brand new seat in it. I have gotten this kind of customer service every time I have called the company. The stands are made locally in Foley, Alabama. I know that everyone has their preference, but again, you should really give these stands a look the next time you are in the market.
 

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Thanks for the review. Customer service like that is what can bring customers in. I will be in the market for a climber soon. I am going to try and get one at the end of season sales for next season. Not sure what I want to get yet.
 

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i have been looking at them more and more and i am starting to like them...might ride over andtake a look at them...im interested in how they climb
 

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everyone has their favorite but I found a defect on my 15 year old api. They sent me a shipment decal so it didn't cost me any shipping and replaced it with the newest model they have.All of this took 4 days.
 

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I don't like the "Pin" system. I don't like putting my life in the hands of a simple "pin". Plus it's to easy to miss a hole or something in the dark. That's why I've steered away from the the Olman climbers and API.
 

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Grassflatsfisher (1/28/2010)I don't like the "Pin" system. I don't like putting my life in the hands of a simple "pin". Plus it's to easy to miss a hole or something in the dark. That's why I've steered away from the the Olman climbers and API.


just looking at them they have 2 pins you can put in...im not a real big fan of the pins either but i always wear my safety harness
 

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They now have the pins with the wing nut on the bottom which makes them a lot safer. I have them on my stand and love them. I have the Gorilla stand, which is almost the same as the ol man, and wouldn't trade it for any other climber out there.
 

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Kingfish53 (1/28/2010)They now have the pins with the wing nut on the bottom which makes them a lot safer. I have them on my stand and love them. I have the Gorilla stand, which is almost the same as the ol man, and wouldn't trade it for any other climber out there.


Its still a pin, wing nut or not. I wear a safety harness everytime as well. I personally think the summits and lone wolf climbers have the best and safest set up out there. Just my opinion.
 

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who all had one of the old original cougar claws? i still have mine, vintage early 90's. i once was kicked back just enjoying the woods, and she let go... dropped the longest 6' ever felt. those were good times.
 

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Went over to Foley this year and visited withCougar Claw and the fellow that was there showed me around and explained everything about how there climbers are made and safety is there 1st choice.I was really impressed with how much they put into there systems. He also told me that they are coming out with a new ladder stand . The double pin system is so as you can adjust the level of your stand when you get higher in the tree. I have an API & a Gorilla stand but thinking of the Cougar Claw as a primary stand.After sitting for hours in a climber the butt seems to get a little uncomfortable. The Cougar also makes a great climber for the bow hunters. They are a little more expensive than a Summit but with Cougar everything comes with it not like the Summit . I'm notknocking Summit at all as they seem to be number 1 in sales.
 

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Kingfish53 (1/28/2010)They now have the pins with the wing nut on the bottom which makes them a lot safer. I have them on my stand and love them. I have the Gorilla stand, which is almost the same as the ol man, and wouldn't trade it for any other climber out there.


Its still a pin, wing nut or not. I wear a safety harness everytime as well. I personally think the summits and lone wolf climbers have the best and safest set up out there. Just my opinion.


Agree to disagree. It's all personal preference and what you're comfortable with. And agree with the safety harness, I wear mine no matter what stand I'm in.



By the way, I wouldn't show my face while wearing that Auburn shirt either!!! :poke
 

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I say we load up the party bus and head to Foley for a Fieldtrip and check these guys out. Im going to buy another stand or 2 this summer.
 
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