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Old 10-14-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
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which one do you prefer?
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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I just bought a summit viper from my brother. I currently have an API bowhunter. It is small, fairly light and compact. I love it. The Summit is a little larger and just as light. it has a front bar, and you will have to stand up always to shoot. It takes a better bite into the tree and holds rock solid. Climbing is standup and sitdown. With the API it is pull with arms.
I know this is not the comparison with the lone wolf, but the Summit is a super climber.
Also, I am willing to sell the API for $100. I will not pay for shipping, as is 21lbs. For all those who look at this post.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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I own one of each and they both have advantages and disadvantages. I will say that the summit is a little easier to climb with (at least until you learn how to use the lone wolf properly....I'm talking about the hand climber not the sit and climb), but it is more noisy when setting it up and taking it down. The lone wolf folds flat and packs easily and only weights 13 lbs. My summit weighs 18. You could look at the summit open shot which is a comparable weight to the lone wolf. I like the openness of the lone wolf but you HAVE GOT TO wear a harness every single time in it because there are no rails. Price wise, the summit's are a little cheaper than the lone wolf's. Either way, you will be well served.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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went from a API bowhunter to a viper took alittle to get use to the viper because the api. I would fly up a tree ! viper really nice fell asleep twice in it! I like it alot now ! I gave the api away to a kid I seen in the woods hunting the ground .
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:49 PM   #5
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I have a set and climb Gorilla grey back...It is pretty fast up a tree but is kind of noisy setting up because the arms swing to fit the tree...Other than that it is rock solid on the tree and has been a good stand,,i think it weighs 18 lbs and I got it new off Ebay for 122 shipped...It is the one with the mesh seat that slides back out of the way for more platform room...It gets real good bite and has straps that hold the arms to the tree for even more stability...It has not shifted with me in it,yet..
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:56 PM   #6
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I noticed the summit don't have sharp points like the API . I was worried about shifting but not yet.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:17 PM   #7
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I had a older model Summit arm climber,it did not have much of a seat but it was very solid in the tree,the platform never shifted and it was pretty quiet...Personally,I like the sit and climbs better than the open front arm climbers...I set my stand up where my seat is a tad high and it makes standing up much easier..At peak moving times I am usually standing up with my mesh seat slid all the way back...One less thing I have to do...I would like to add a foot rest to my stand so I can lounge out a little LOL...
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:19 PM   #8
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I really like Summit stands. However, I would like to get a Lone Wolf hang on stand with some steps.

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Old 10-14-2008, 08:28 PM   #9
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big lone wolf fan here
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Your platform looks on the smaller side,or you have on size 15 boots lol,that stand has to be lightweight...
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No I'm not a big guy. 5-10, 185, size 10 boots
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Summit hands down. I love mine, my dad loves his, my buddy loves his and my brother now loves my dad's since my dad jacked up his knees.

The stands up sit down are excellent, the Viper front folds out of the way or UP so it works excellent as a rifle rest or to allow an open front

The platforms bite in very solid on just about any tree other then shag bark (ouch!) they come with a very strong and reliable cable, they are quite, the harness is good, the tie in rope is good, the seat is extremly comfortable, the layout is great... everything on them is excellent.

You won't be disappointed, just make sure you get the Viper as it has the open front and still has the benefit of stand / sit which is huge when climbing trees, especially big trees that you wouldn't be able to hug.

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I have a set and climb Gorilla grey back...It is pretty fast up a tree but is kind of noisy setting up because the arms swing to fit the tree...Other than that it is rock solid on the tree and has been a good stand,,i think it weighs 18 lbs and I got it new off Ebay for 122 shipped...It is the one with the mesh seat that slides back out of the way for more platform room...It gets real good bite and has straps that hold the arms to the tree for even more stability...It has not shifted with me in it,yet..
I have one of those too, and I hate the seat. I'd rather have the seat with the straps that support it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:29 AM   #14
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I don't have any experience with the Lone Wolf but I like my Viper; and you can shoot sitting out of it from some directions. My bow's ATA is 32.75" so it's pretty normal in today's world. I had a Gorilla before this and I much prefer the Summit; lighter to carry, and more comfortable.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:50 AM   #15
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i have had 4 different climbing stands, the Lone Wolf is by far my favorite. I don't have the sit and climb, but as far as ease of climbing, i am up a tree pretty quick for a big guy. I bought the Lone Wolf because it is light, quiet, and compact. always seems like my favorite spots are pretty far from the truck, it makes it nice to only cary 13 lbs. If you are going to sit for an extended period of time you should get the sit and climb.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:34 AM   #16
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i never tryed a lone wolf but summits are alsome
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