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I sold my game winner climber a few weeks ago. Good stand just really bulky to carry and heavy. I ended up getting the viper classic. I haven't hunted out of it yet but now I know what you guys mean about it being comfortable. I'm loving this stand. Its a little heavy as well but packs up nicer and more quiet. Only thing I don't like is the back pack straps. Gonna have to find something to pad them with. Can't wait to use it this weekend.
 

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welcome to the club, you'll never go back
 

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They make aftermarket straps that look like gun slings.... but I've never had issues w/the cheap nylon straps. Only thing is they will leave marks if you are in a sleeveless shirt....
 
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Yeah I just had on a thin short sleeve shirt when I was walking around with it and could tell it was digging into my shoulders
 

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Man, I'm on the verge of buying one as well... I climb with an Olold school Ole Man (at least 20 years old) that I have rebuilt with new cables/hardware. I love my stand for a few reasons, it packs up quick and quiet, and it's very thin. I don't get hung up walking through thick stuff like my friends with Summits...

But lord, it's heavy.
I also don't like how you can't climb smaller trees without the arms pinching in on you. That's my biggest complaint.



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I sold my game winner climber a few weeks ago. Good stand just really bulky to carry and heavy. I ended up getting the viper classic. I haven't hunted out of it yet but now I know what you guys mean about it being comfortable. I'm loving this stand. Its a little heavy as well but packs up nicer and more quiet. Only thing I don't like is the back pack straps. Gonna have to find something to pad them with. Can't wait to use it this weekend.


You got the classic? It's steel right?
 

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For a few dollars more they have the aluminum viper sd. 20 lbs.....You can't go wrong with a summit. I've got two of them. I hunt on private land so I leave mine out in the woods. The only problem I have experienced is the squirrel love to chew on the seats and arm cushions and the few bear we have on the property have occasionally messed with them. I love those summits.
 

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Man, I'm on the verge of buying one as well... I climb with an Olold school Ole Man (at least 20 years old) that I have rebuilt with new cables/hardware. I love my stand for a few reasons, it packs up quick and quiet, and it's very thin. I don't get hung up walking through thick stuff like my friends with Summits...

But lord, it's heavy.
I also don't like how you can't climb smaller trees without the arms pinching in on you. That's my biggest complaint.



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I found this one on Amazon for $180 free shipping.
 

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I attached Mollee II shoulder straps and kidney belt on mine. It makes carrying it a whole lot easier. I hated the old original straps.
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