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Thoughts on oversized saddle?

wyetterp

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About to jump into a new saddle & wondering thoughts on if there's any benefits, or negative's, to
ordering a saddle a size up then recommended. I'm currently in a method & considering getting a
method 2, but thinking the XL would give more comfort room. Not sure how if it would end up pushing
the bridge to close together or if the bigger size might be pointless? I'm a 34" waist & the current,
older original method, fits a little tight & causes a pressure point on the side of my legs no matter
where I place the panels or adjust the bridge settings. Considering ordering the XL.

Side note, I've been stalking the TX5 sight for the longest time waiting for availablity, but that seems
impossible to come by. Any thoughts are welcome! Thanks
 

MaxJac

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If any, a larger saddle might reduce hip pinch as loops, knots, carabiners and other “hard” items might be situated a bit further out and not sit on the hip. The force pulling is the same, the difference is the material sitting on your hip, if that makes sense. Think of a dyi fleece saddle, compared to a rigid harness. Personally, I like a little larger saddle for added comfort. After all, I’m supposed to sit up in a tree for hours.
 

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My Cruzr XC is a size 2 and slightly large on me. I just can't walk in with it, which I don't like to do anyways. If I was between sizes, I would always go up one size.
 

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As long as the waist belt tightly secured around you and the leg straps can be fastened. A larger saddle as mentioned above is more likely to place the webbing beyond your hips and less likely to pinch. Walking in may be a little more difficult. Also it depends on if you lean or sit. Sitting in a large saddle can allow it to go up into your rib area which can be a little inconvenient for some, but overall it’s more comfortable to be a size up than it is to be a size down.
 

Hall17

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Make's sense. That's the stuff I needed to know.

Thanks.

I think I may jusy hold out for the TX5 then.
First off love the avatar. I have a Blackbeard tattoo on my leg. Also, you may never become a saddle hunter if you hold out for a TX5 to come in stock!
 

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Seeing that you're in SC it probably doesn't matter much but IMO you do need to take into account thicker winter clothing and upsize if necessary.
 

wyetterp

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Nice. Yeah I've been trying for a while waiting on the updates on the tx5. Hopefully good things come to those who wait. At least I have the method till then. I works great was thinking about the bigger size but thinking it might night be the best idea. I like one sticking, sitting & leaning. Seems like I'd have to sacrifice a little functions if I went to big.

Still learning everyday. Thank you all
 

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Schemeecho

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@wyetterp I was lucky and a member on her loaned me two different saddles to use this year. One was the Aero Hunter Kestrel which was a size 1 and the other was an Aero Hunter flex Size 2. I liked both of them but after trying The flex out for a few weeks. I found that when I was one sticking I liked the flex because when I had to lean to the side and twist to release my stick so I could move it the flex felt more comfortable for that transition. Once I was able to get my tether height and bridge adjusted correctly for what was comfortable for me. I found that the size 2 flex was very comfortable. It kinda reminder me of being in my fleece saddle. I have sat in it for hours and haven't gotten any hip pinch as of yet. I'm a 34 waist so using the next size up for me was a good choice. Also wearing it and walking in it wasn't that bad either. All I have to do it adjust the bridge tight and it snugs up pretty good around my waist, so no issues with walking in it.
 

wyetterp

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Thanks for the perspectives.

Yeah I'm going to order a hair size up on the next saddle. Sounds like the XL method is a little to much of a stretch being a 34 waist.
 

Spence71

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There’s an XL TX5 on sale here. If you have classified access


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wyetterp

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There’s an XL TX5 on sale here. If you have classified access


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Appreciate it Spence! I know someone has to jump on that asap. Great deal. A little to big for me. I need to step up my cornbread & collard green game..
 

RLM

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About to jump into a new saddle & wondering thoughts on if there's any benefits, or negative's, to
ordering a saddle a size up then recommended. I'm currently in a method & considering getting a
method 2, but thinking the XL would give more comfort room. Not sure how if it would end up pushing
the bridge to close together or if the bigger size might be pointless? I'm a 34" waist & the current,
older original method, fits a little tight & causes a pressure point on the side of my legs no matter
where I place the panels or adjust the bridge settings. Considering ordering the XL.

Side note, I've been stalking the TX5 sight for the longest time waiting for availablity, but that seems
impossible to come by. Any thoughts are welcome! Thanks
I ran into Latitude guys at Total Archery Challenge here in MI back in June. I was torn between Archon and Method 2, leaning towards the Archon due to larger bottom panel for one sticking. I’m 5’9” 190lbs and 34” waist. After talking and leaning for a bit, they suggested to try out the xl. It never really crossed my mind but after trying, I knew that was it. Just spent about 8 hrs from two hunts(youth season) and don’t regret it a bit. Walked to one stand just over a half mile and never noticed. Cold gear in Nov-Dec will still be plenty comfy
 
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