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Plebe

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Oh well sooorry….lol
I just didn't see it. It's worth noting. Now that I look, there is slightly different geometry in the taper to the stem of the post, from the Fix to the pictograph/prototype picture of the Rebel. Not sure if it'll make much difference. But there is a difference. Slightly.
 

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Who's original design is that? Specifically the cam-over post and bark biters, not the X-wing platform shape. Tethrd was the first I saw, but no idea if they were actually the first to produce it. You'd think they would have patented it. Seems a lot of different companies are using it now. But maybe they are licensing it...I dunno. Just thinking out loud since I've been wondering about that recently.
 

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Who's original design is that? Specifically the cam-over post and bark biters, not the X-wing platform shape. Tethrd was the first I saw, but no idea if they were actually the first to produce it. You'd think they would have patented it. Seems a lot of different companies are using it now. But maybe they are licensing it...I dunno. Just thinking out loud since I've been wondering about that recently.
Lone Wolf Assassin.
 

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ROS guide: Predator none, Latitude yes
But what does a ROS guide do? If you are running a whole ROS set up, you just strap it first and then cam the platform over so that the ROS strap is behind the platform holding beam. Usually I run the slotted squirrel steps if I am gonna use a platform then you can hitch them on to the platform strap and be done with it lol. I personally can’t wait to see these climbing sticks and platforms companies are coming out with but with all these composite sticks and platforms, I wonder just how expensive it’s all going to become as inflation continues to rise. At least with aluminum you have an idea of costs based on raw aluminum pricing. Carbon production is usually double the cost of aluminum or more.
 

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But what does a ROS guide do? If you are running a whole ROS set up, you just strap it first and then cam the platform over so that the ROS strap is behind the platform holding beam. Usually I run the slotted squirrel steps if I am gonna use a platform then you can hitch them on to the platform strap and be done with it lol. I personally can’t wait to see these climbing sticks and platforms companies are coming out with but with all these composite sticks and platforms, I wonder just how expensive it’s all going to become as inflation continues to rise. At least with aluminum you have an idea of costs based on raw aluminum pricing. Carbon production is usually double the cost of aluminum or more.
Problem with putting the steps on the platform strap you weight the step and the step slides down a hair and loosens up the platform. Then you have to toe cam the platform and it becomes a cycle. I do prefer to run mine on a separate strap. Not sure how this strap slot on the post will work but maybe you will get the benefit of the camming action of the platform to get the steps nice and tight….or….it could be a disaster.
 

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Problem with putting the steps on the platform strap you weight the step and the step slides down a hair and loosens up the platform. Then you have to toe cam the platform and it becomes a cycle. I do prefer to run mine on a separate strap. Not sure how this strap slot on the post will work but maybe you will get the benefit of the camming action of the platform to get the steps nice and tight….or….it could be a disaster.
That has been my experience also. Especially in deep bark cottonwoods. Amsteel For one-stick and amsteel daisy chains (modified truckers hitch) for Predator, but nothing gets as tight as that ocb for my squirrel steps. Plus the fiddle factor of managing all that. But I’m sure there are guys that use steps on platform straps with no problem.
 

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That has been my experience also. Especially in deep bark cottonwoods. Amsteel For one-stick and amsteel daisy chains (modified truckers hitch) for Predator, but nothing gets as tight as that ocb for my squirrel steps. Plus the fiddle factor of managing all that. But I’m sure there are guys that use steps on platform straps with no problem.
Yes, this an issue. One thing that I do which helps out quite a bit is turn turn the main post of the platform 45 degrees from vertical when tightening the strap, tighten the strap, return to vertical, then pull down, set the platform, and cam it over. (The same process you’d use when using daisy chain loops on a climbing stick,). Poor description, I know, but really helps to keep the platform from walking its way down the tree as you repeatedly transfer weight from the platform to the ROS, if you are using the same strap for both.
 

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Problem with putting the steps on the platform strap you weight the step and the step slides down a hair and loosens up the platform. Then you have to toe cam the platform and it becomes a cycle. I do prefer to run mine on a separate strap. Not sure how this strap slot on the post will work but maybe you will get the benefit of the camming action of the platform to get the steps nice and tight….or….it could be a disaster.
Ladies and gentlemen, he’s back.

In all seriousness I have never tried to use a ROS with my platform but intuitively this makes sense just from my experience with a ROS. Look like it could be hit or miss. If it is holding a part of the strap away from the tree on one side of the step the step is just going to keep sliding back and around the tree. Will be interesting.
 

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Now, where is the info for the latitude sticks? I’m get the platform info but nothing on these carbon gems that made an appearance.
 

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Now, where is the info for the latitude sticks? I’m get the platform info but nothing on these carbon gems that made an appearance.
They haven’t released any information yet on the sticks.
 

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Problem with putting the steps on the platform strap you weight the step and the step slides down a hair and loosens up the platform. Then you have to toe cam the platform and it becomes a cycle. I do prefer to run mine on a separate strap. Not sure how this strap slot on the post will work but maybe you will get the benefit of the camming action of the platform to get the steps nice and tight….or….it could be a disaster.
I agree however I only walk the tree when I need to for a shot so it’s not like I am constantly having to recam a platform, it’s a solution for a problem that was so minor that I never would have thought about it kind of like the leg strap lifters the AH saddles had on them last year.
 

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Timber Ninjas are just some carbon fiber tubing ordered from dragon plate, standard stand offs and plastic steps to be cheap and still charge $130-140 each and heavy for what they are. More like 1.5lbs. I would rather have beast sticks any day.

It’s a new material these latitude sticks are made from. This is something new. Not the same old redone. They have been working on and testing them for quite some time now and seem to think they have something special. They have been extremely tight lipped.
Please, they're not 1.5lbs.

Are they really carbon fiber tubing from Dragon Plate?
 

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Please, they're not 1.5lbs.

Are they really carbon fiber tubing from Dragon Plate?
Weigh them and tell me what they weigh then….

Yes…that’s where it’s sourced.
 
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