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ptaylortx
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I've got an X-Stand sit and climb model headed this way but its delayed in Houston due to Harvey. It seemed the best choice for me. Light weight and an option for an open front. I'll give a review once it finally gets here.
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quote:
Originally posted by tracker12:
Im buying Lone Wolf not a copy by XOP. I'm not supporting a company that steals another design.

They didn't steal it!! The creator and original owner of Lone Wolf Andrea D Aquisto. Sold Lome Wolf a few,years back. Then later started XOP that his son now operates with the same designs (his).
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I choose comfort over anything, summit it is.

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quote:
Originally posted by tracker12:
Im buying Lone Wolf not a copy by XOP. I'm not supporting a company that steals another design.

They're made by the exact same owner. He sold LW and not makes XOP's. So is that technically a copy?

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Really have found nothing "for me" that is more stable , bowhunter "Longbow" friendly than my Lone Wolf hand climber ....

I've hunted and killed a few critters from a few different portables , and tried several different climbers ....The Lone Wolf always has me feeling safe and secure on one of the most stable platforms on the market .....

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I have a summit classic (steel and not open front) and 2 Lone Wolfs (Assault hand climber and sit and climb). Like everyone else has said the summit wins in the comfort department but does not fold up very flat. Even the aluminum ones, although they are lighter they are still cumbersome. The Lone Wolfs are super easy to get in and out and I think easier to climb with and more stable. I like my Hand Climber the best for transporting and climbing but if I had to do it over again I would have gotten the full sized hand climber, the Assault platform has very little foot room and makes shots to the front difficult for me.

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Lone Wolf for for ease of back packing and quietness. Summet Open Shot for comfort and price. Both made in USA!
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I bow hunt using a timbertall brute platform (bigger than LW platform but not too big) and a lone wolf hand climber top. Gun hunt with the timbertall platform with top that has a front rail

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Treewalker for me

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quote:
Originally posted by ptaylortx:
I've got an X-Stand sit and climb model headed this way but its delayed in Houston due to Harvey. It seemed the best choice for me. Light weight and an option for an open front. I'll give a review once it finally gets here.

Very interested in reading your review.

I'm also in the market for a new climber. I routinely hunt some very steep mountainous terrain on public lands and searching for a lightweight climber led me to the X-Stand X-1 model. The Summit Open Shot SD was at the top of my list at 15 lbs but then ran across the X-Stand X-1 at like 13.5 lbs. Lots of reviews on the Open Shot out there but not a lot of real world reviews on the X-Stand model. Anyone else own and use the X-1 model? If so, thoughts?

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I very much disliked the X-stand. It was noisy and difficult to climb with because of the way the platform doesn't strap tight to your feet.

Lonewolf binds on to your feet giving you complete control
Older model summits with the green footstrap were the same way(the newer plastic foot stirrups are garbage.

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You have to try them yourself. I knew a lot of guys who loved the Lone Wolf, I knew a lot of guys who don't. I tried it for a season And I didn't like it. I tried to love it but it just didn't work for me. I prefer the Summit. Still all in all my number 1 stand is my Loggy Bayou that I bought in 1988

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If they could make one like the old loggy seat and a lone wolf bottom with summits foot stir ups that would be perfect

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