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CRM_95
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I was in the market for a new, lighter weight climber. I found an X Stand adrenaline for a good price online for a Black Friday deal. The reviews look good, but I have no first hand knowledge. Any of you guys have experience with X Stand tree stands?
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I have X stand sit and climb, used it twice and ordered a Lone Wolf. It might work better in other locals, but it didn't like cottonwoods

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Mine will probably be on pines more than anything, with the occasional oak.
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Too bad you aren't local, I'd sell you mine, but no way I'm shipping it anywhere

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David Achatz
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Mine was the sit and climb. Worked good once I made a few changes. Problem was it’s small and I’m not. Lol. If your around 5’9” or under and average weight or less you’d prolly love it. My knees stayed in the tree when climbing but once set up it did ok. Not for long sits but for 2 or 3 hours it was fine. It’s not in the same league as my summit.

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My buddy, ethan has an xstand. It is a dream for packing in long huals on public geound like we do. I have a summit that i love, bit this year after walking aroubd with ethan gor a few days im going to invest in one. They wont win any comfort awards, but ill gladly trade that for weight and packability. If you put MOLLE staps on it youll have a dream public land get up. Thats my plan anyway.

Well worth the money IMO, theyre only about 150 bucks online right now too.

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Loudest stand I ever tried to use.

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quote:
Originally posted by huskyarcher:
My buddy, ethan has an xstand. It is a dream for packing in long huals on public geound like we do. I have a summit that i love, bit this year after walking aroubd with ethan gor a few days im going to invest in one. They wont win any comfort awards, but ill gladly trade that for weight and packability. If you put MOLLE staps on it youll have a dream public land get up. Thats my plan anyway.

Well worth the money IMO, theyre only about 150 bucks online right now too.

I got this one just for public land since I hunt out of permanent ladders at the lease. I didn't get the sit and climb, this is a hand climber model. I knew to get one this light there would be some trade off's, but I'm hoping it will work well for a half dozen or so public land hunts late season every year. I won't make any all day sits in it so it should be ok. I never hunt more than 12 ft or so anymore and always wear a safety harness even at that height so we'll see how it goes!! I just know my Summit Goliath can be brutal to pack in very far.
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quote:
Originally posted by huskyarcher:
My buddy, ethan has an xstand. It is a dream for packing in long huals on public geound like we do. I have a summit that i love, bit this year after walking aroubd with ethan gor a few days im going to invest in one. They wont win any comfort awards, but ill gladly trade that for weight and packability. If you put MOLLE staps on it youll have a dream public land get up. Thats my plan anyway.

Well worth the money IMO, theyre only about 150 bucks online right now too.

Dalton,

I thought your buddy had a lock on X stand?

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I have a lonewolf sit and climb. I have yet to use it as a sit and climb. I use it just like a hand climber and slide the bar up under while climbing.

It is without a doubt my favorite stand I have ever touched by butt to. It packs great, weight is great, climbs great, and is the quietest stand i've ever used or heard of.

The only problem I've seen with some larger trees(not "huge" ones) that the LW isn't very wide. Even if it fits around the tree, if its close to the max diameter, it'll have be slightly harder to start climbing with, but that is usually only a couple steps up the tree.

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JamesV
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My wife loves her X stand

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I bought one for my GF and I like it. I am not impressed with the quality control. Welds are fair fit and finish fair. I feel it's safe just not Lonewolf quality. It's super lite and easy to pack. And it is cheaper than most others.
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quote:
Originally posted by emac396:
I bought one for my GF and I like it. I am not impressed with the quality control. Welds are fair fit and finish fair. I feel it's safe just not Lonewolf quality. It's super lite and easy to pack. And it is cheaper than most others.

Good to know. I only climb about 12' at the highest and wear my harness. Lots of times I stop at 10'. And it'll only be for 3-4 hour sits. Lightweight and easy to pack, and of course safe, were the main things I wanted.
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The weight of the X-1 climber is attractive for hunting public land where carrying a stand in-out each trip is necessary.

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quote:
Originally posted by DanielB89:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by huskyarcher:
My buddy, ethan has an xstand. It is a dream for packing in long huals on public geound like we do. I have a summit that i love, bit this year after walking aroubd with ethan gor a few days im going to invest in one. They wont win any comfort awards, but ill gladly trade that for weight and packability. If you put MOLLE staps on it youll have a dream public land get up. Thats my plan anyway.


Well worth the money IMO, theyre only about 150 bucks online right now too.

Dalton,

I thought your buddy had a lock on X stand?
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No sir, hes got the climber.

Like others have said, its def. not a summit or lone wolf, but i have a summit and there are things it does better than the summit no doubt. For what you're describing, Im not sure you would see much benefit to a lone wolf or summit over the xstand.

Good luck with whatever you buy! Climbers are a diff. ball game and there are a lot of tips and tricks you will learn that make them my go-to stand choice. They can, however, be frustrating if not used properly. It just takes time.

Shoot straight!

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