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Bigterp

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Hi all - First year hunting out of the saddle. I am a bigger fellow, and I am using the Phanton XL, Mission platform and Skeletor sticks...all good so far. Thinking of going smaller on the platform as I get more comfortable with it. I use a vertical crossbow that I bought specfically for saddle hunting. Been up in a tree for three sits now...no deer sighting, but I am liking the system. Need to find a way to cut down weight though...adding aiders to the sticks, think that'll allow me to carry three most of the time. - I hunt in both central Maryland and western Maryland...happy to be here!
Welcome from harford county. I tinkered with aiders chasing a little weight savings & found I’d rather lose a few pounds than try to find it in my setup…….
 

AJHS

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Welcome from harford county. I tinkered with aiders chasing a little weight savings & found I’d rather lose a few pounds than try to find it in my setup…….
Yeah…I am not committed on the aiders, starting slow…already experimenting with one on the bottom stick, maybe will try two on the bottom stick.
 

Bigterp

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Yeah…I am not committed on the aiders, starting slow…already experimenting with one on the bottom stick, maybe will try two on the bottom stick.
Not busting your chops either, I had a decent system that gave me a good bit of extra height & worked well. All it takes is to get sketched out a time or two & you might reevaluate. That’s big guy perspective, there’s guys on here that climb like spider monkeys. I’ll leave that stuff to them. I do have a movable climb as you go aider ill add on my bottom stick if I really think it’s necessary ( just found most of the time it’s not)
 
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