Wild edge steppladder?

Discussion in 'Climbing methods and platforms' started by Big Country, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. BassBoysLLP

    BassBoysLLP Well-Known Member

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    He is due. There is a fairly large group of people that want to see the base point split to two points of contact to keep improve stability on soft trees. Add and platform and you have a winner

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  2. Cain

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    If you want to get 16, you might want to look into getting two bags and putting 8 in each bag. I think it will be better on your shoulders. Just a thought.
     
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  3. Big Country

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    Good idea, thx
     
  4. Crabgrass@25

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    Question saddle hunters.
    What length of rope did you all get with your steps 6ft or 8ft?
    I'm looking at buying a set of 10 steps and a aider, but can't make-up my mind on the length of rope.
    I trying to stay as lite as possible with my Guido's web.
     
  5. GCTerpfan

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    I went with the 6' rope. If you hunt trees that you can lean easily reach around then the 6' is good. If you hunt larger trees regularly you might need the 8' rope. The downside is you will have 2' more rope on each step to fit in the bag.
     
  6. BassBoysLLP

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    I would go with the 6 foot rope. Maybe a 2 - 3 8 footers to handy the heavy buttress of some

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    I went with the 8 ft and wish I went with the 6 ft. I broke a zipper on my bag trying to fit 12 stepps into a 16 step bag. There's not much extra room in those bags and every bit helps.
     
  8. EricS

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    When it comes time to replace my ropes I will put 8 foot ropes on the bottom two or three. I have only attempted a couple trees this year that the 6 foot rope wasn’t long enough. I’m considering coming up with an extension that is small and lightweight to keep in my pack.
     
  9. sojourner

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    There is a Jim Stepp YouTube video where he attaches a stepp to a tree with the rope not attached to either end of the stepp. Maybe just carry a few 8' ropes unattached to the stepps.

    I have original with, 6' I believe. I put new 8' ropes on about 12 of my stepps. I like the extra length just in case, but have not needed it yet. Only downside is pulling through the extra rope when attaching to a small/regular size tree.
     
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  11. Gettin Closer

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    Like they said above. I went with 6' length and 90% of the time, I am glad. I would call and see if you could get 3 in the 8' lengthy and keep those at the top of the bag so they go on first. (If you are hunting a small tree, you can skip them. I typically use 7 stepps with the aider.) There have been a handful of times I wish I had a longer rope and had to improvise (Not the best ideas) or change trees. When I replace the ropes, 3 of them will get 8' and the rest will get 6'.
     
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    6'. I have found that when I am hunting mobile it is a huge PITA to set up on trees that I would use more rope than that.
     

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