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Beast Sticks...... attachment method

Buckhorn70

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What method are you guys finding is the lightest and most efficient in attaching the Beast sticks? Looking something that packs well too.

standard buckle
Amsteel Rope mode(what diameter)
buckle less strap mod(what strap)
versa strap daisy chain
Amsteel Daisy chain
 

five

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I use the amsteel daisy chain. When I made them, I included some shock cord at the end that allows me to easily attach to the button. Though I will be honest and say I've only tried the stock strap and buckle and the 7/64 daisy chain. It's no comparison for me and I love the daisy chain. At first I was doing it the standard way and would turn the stick sideways to get a bit tighter. It worked fine.

However, after seeing this thread I changed to this method and am liking it a little better:
 

dlist777

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Amsteel daisy chain worked best for me from a lightness / quiet perspective. However, I am now back to using cam buckles. All of the attachment methods other than cam buckle leave the stick susceptible to being dislodged when bumped from the bottom....esp on smooth trees. I had a couple of times where I dislodged with my knee as climbing (not a big deal...just reset the stick and continued to climb). One time, I hit a stick while lifting my bow and it dislodged and slid down the tree to the next stick....made getting down a bit of an adventure. IMHO, it's not worth the weight savings.
 

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Amsteel daisy chain used as a truckers hitch. I think it’s important to get the beast sticks pretty tight before setting and climbing. I think that’s where a lot of the bent standoffs come from. The metal they are made with is a bit soft.
 

DMTJAGER

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Are the standard factory supplied attachment straps although admittedly heavier a safer option and less selectable to becoming loose if applied correctly?
I ask because even though I own 8 made in USA OLW 32" sticks my experience with climbing sticks is at best minimal.
 

KYRanger

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Are the standard factory supplied attachment straps although admittedly heavier a safer option and less selectable to becoming loose if applied correctly?
I ask because even though I own 8 made in USA OLW 32" sticks my experience with climbing sticks is at best minimal.
In my experience, Beast sticks work well with most all strapping options. The factory straps, daisy chain webbing, amsteel daisy chains and cam cleats. I started with the daisy chain webbing, and like the light weight and hold. The amsteel is even lighter. Both work well as beast sticks really bite the tree. Remember to properly set the stick and they don’t move. This year I have gone to a single beast stick with a cam cleat. I think the cam cleat is my favorite option for speed and simplicity.
 
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Maverick1

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Have used the stock cam buckle, daisy chain webbing, and amsteel daisy chain. All three work.

Stock cam buckle is the heaviest and easiest to get secure/tight. Having the buckle on the end is nice for added weight when swinging the end of the webbing around larger trees but not a huge factor to me. Easiest to secure sticks to challenging or mangled trees

Daisy chain webbing worked well for me, used it for a couple of hunts before trying out the amsteel daisy chains

Amsteel daisy chain is the lightest. Had one instance where the light weight became an “issue” in getting it around a really large diameter tree; it just took a little patience and some extra swings to get it around. Not a big deal, since I don’t climb very large diameter trees that often.

In comparison to the daisy chain webbing, I liked the fact that I didn’t have to adjust the amsteel - with the webbing I always wanted to ensure it was laying flat and wasn’t twisted over on itself. (Likely does not make a big difference, more just personal preference/ OCD!). Not something I thought about with the amsteel.

The amsteel - at times - seem to roll or slip down the tree more easily that the stock cam buckle or daisy chain webbing. Never a big issue, just happened to notice it happening.

After some trial I ended up using the amsteel daisy chain the most and ended the season using that method. As mentioned, it is really helpful to turn the stick slightly sideways if you are between loops to get to the one-smaller setting. Seem to lock in very tight. Haven’t had one get dislodged on me. Yet!
 

Buckhorn70

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What is the advantage or dis-advantage to Amsteel Daisey Chain..... vs...... Amsteel Ripe mod on the beast sticks?
 

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I tried other methods but always end up right back with the stock buckle strap. Quick, easy and reliable.
 
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