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Finally done with DIY sticks and platform

Deltahuntr

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Looks great! Tell us about your build, stick and platform weight?
 

blt348

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Awesome job....that setup looks sweet. Now put it to use and sling some arrows


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From the title of your post I thought you were giving up sticks and adopting a civilized climbing method like SRT/RADS. :grinning:
Nice camo paint job.
 

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From the title of your post I thought you were giving up sticks and adopting a civilized climbing method like SRT/RADS. :grinning:
Nice camo paint job.
Well about that... I’ve got the SRT gear, ropes, ascenders and the such just not the time to preset like I would like to. I will use my sticks to try a spot and if it is decent enough, I leave a paracord loop in the tree for when i come back and SRT.


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Rod Johnson

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Sticks came in at 1.8 lbs without ropes. Platform is right at 4 lbs. I had an old XOP stand I cut down for the platform.


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What’s the dimensions of that platform? I love my predator for most hunts but I’m looking for something just a lil bigger for all day sits


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MTS9321

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What’s the dimensions of that platform? I love my predator for most hunts but I’m looking for something just a lil bigger for all day sits


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It’s 14” at the widest part and 10” from the post to the edge


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Well about that... I’ve got the SRT gear, ropes, ascenders and the such just not the time to preset like I would like to. I will use my sticks to try a spot and if it is decent enough, I leave a paracord loop in the tree for when i come back and SRT.


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When I leave a line in a tree I leave a loop with the ends tied together with intertwined bowline loops. Bowlines are easy to untie. I can just girth hitch the climbing line to one of the bowlines and pull the loop up and over the crotch and leave the loop in place for next time.
 

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After several months of tinkering and tweaking, I think I finally have my setup dialed in. Shout out to everyone that did the sponge paint camo before me to give me the idea. I think it turned out great.

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Sir,

Great work! Was the stand the new XOP Vanish Evolution? Can you explain and take a closeup picture of how you attached the bolt from the platform through the Ibeam? Thanks!
 

MTS9321

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Sir,

Great work! Was the stand the new XOP Vanish Evolution? Can you explain and take a closeup picture of how you attached the bolt from the platform through the Ibeam? Thanks!
It was an old silver medium I think they called it. Not sure they make them anymore. I just found a thick spot in the post and drilled there. Hopefully you can see in the picture

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Ok perfect. I think I'm going to give it a shot. I also have an old XOP that's been sitting here.

Thank you!

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