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Hawk Helium modification

BowhunterH2

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I used my new Hawk Helium one time and knew something had to be modified to change the slipperiness of the platform edges and surface. :rolleyes:
Using some 3/8" diameter rope, I did a wrap of the edges. I ran out of that size and had to finish it with 5/16" rope, but it will make it quiet from any metal noise and add some traction to the edges. :cool: I'll be taking it for a "test drive" tomorrow.

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jjroberts1977

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I used my new Hawk Helium one time and knew something had to be modified to change the slipperiness of the platform edges and surface. :rolleyes:
Using some 3/8" diameter rope, I did a wrap of the edges. I ran out of that size and had to finish it with 5/16" rope, but it will make it quiet from any metal noise and add some traction to the edges. :cool: I'll be taking it for a "test drive" tomorrow.

BowhunterH2
Let me know how that works. Here is mine, added a new bracket and painted with non-slip truck bed paint. I was on it briefly and bracket is a big improvement for locking it to the tree.

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BowhunterH2

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Your mods to the bracket looks good. :cool:
The factory bracket needs to be concave, not convex. It needs to fit to the tree on all sides. I may look for a different replacement bracket from another company that will work on my platform.

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BowhunterH2

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I place an order with Tethrd, for one of their brackets and it should be here in a few days. :)
A good company, decent price for the bracket and reasonable shipping. :cool:

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BowhunterH2

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I added the bracket from Tethrd and it works great. Actually, it worked better after I got rid of the Hawk cinch strap and used one of the Muddy Aerolite straps, which are heavier duty straps. I tried the platform out, yesterday evening and it works great. :cool: It should after 3 modifications from the factory configuration. :rolleyes:
Switched the bracket, changed the cinch strap and rope wrapped the platform edges/crossbars.

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