Light weight saddle

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  1. kenn1320

    kenn1320 Well-Known Member

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    Your dog gives a whole new meaning to "got wood". :lol:

    I noticed you shoot thumb up like Fred Bear. I could never get comfortable with that style.
     
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    If that dog could only pull arrows! I had a lab that would find arrows that buried under the grass. I don't know if it was the smell of the feathers but she was good!
     
  3. DaveT1963

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    Re: RE: Re: Light weight saddle

    That's how the little lady refers to me.... The steel pole lol....

    As far as tree size, Swamp, I use the platform in any sized tree. If it is real large i just carry one out two steps. My platform weighs just a little over a pound more then a ratchet strap and five steps does and it can fit inside my pack.... But i tend to just strap it to the outside. How many steps does it really take to work around a large tree with ameristeps? My platform and one or two is all i usually ever need to use. The problem i had with ameristeps was they would sheaths shift at the wrong time and make noise and it was very hard for me to rotate around a tree quietly. Since i tend to hunt really thick stuff deer were often with 30 yards before i even saw them.... Didn't have time to move around a tree quietly. Now i don't have to :)
     
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    I really like the small platform idea especially the fact that you can strap it to your back pack. I would like to figure out a replacement for my Ameristeps. I would need to have it strapped on my back pack with 3 lonewolf sticks and be quiet. May just mount it on my top step if I can figure a way for it all to lie flat and not stick up too high or too low.
     
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    I just almost spit out my drink on that one...


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    Re: RE: Re: Light weight saddle

    Glad I could help. I'm told that them loincloths ain't saddle friendly

    Shaun
     
  7. kenn1320

    kenn1320 Well-Known Member

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    Here is the latest mod made to this saddle. I ditched the 2 carabiners and fixed length 1" runners sling bridge for an adjustable 1/4" amsteel bridge. Love this mod!

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  8. Shane Wink

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    Are you still using the whoopy for the sling bridge? Where are you with development on the saddle?
     
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    X3


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    i'd buy one too!
     

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