Arkansas Hunting banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
13,646 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Sitting in my new Summit Titan climbing stand. Wow! I always thought my Ol Man was comfortable, but this one is even better. No doubt I could sit in it all day. It's rock solid on the tree too. Looks like me and the ole Summit are gonna get along just fine. I'm gonna look for a foot strap instead of the plastic stirrups though. Looks like they would break fairly easily.
 

·
Super Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Wi
Joined
·
9,131 Posts
I've used my Viper for 6 seasons and have friends who use Summits. None of us have ever had a problem with the plastic stirrups breaking. I guess they are tougher than they look.
x2......I have two vipers and have had them for several years. Never had any trouble with the stirrups breaking.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
I bought a Summit Viper this year. It’s my first climber and I love it. The foot rest is a great addition. I'm 5' 8" and I can't imagine hunting without it. You taller guys would really need it. I also spent $8.50 on eBay for the High Traction Strips. After leaving it locked on a tree all one night, the platform was slick from frost and my feet nearly slipped out from under me at 20 feet in the air. I also added the side bags for all my gear. I'd like to add the gun rest for steadier shots.

I would change a few things if I could. The seat is a little short. After several hours in the stand, I've wished it was a little longer. Also, the frame is a little narrow. It’s big enough for my torso to fit comfortably but my arms don't fit inside it. This is uncomfortable after a while.

Pros
Lightweight for backpacking
Simple to use
Very solid and sturdy
Lots of accessories
Quiet on the tree

Cons
Short seat
Narrow seat frame

The Titan is larger so it probably does not have some of these issues. Overall, I really like the Viper. It's well worth the money.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,197 Posts
I bought a Summit Viper this year. It’s my first climber and I love it. The foot rest is a great addition. I'm 5' 8" and I can't imagine hunting without it. You taller guys would really need it. I also spent $8.50 on eBay for the High Traction Strips. After leaving it locked on a tree all one night, the platform was slick from frost and my feet nearly slipped out from under me at 20 feet in the air. I also added the side bags for all my gear. I'd like to add the gun rest for steadier shots.

I would change a few things if I could. The seat is a little short. After several hours in the stand, I've wished it was a little longer. Move the seat straps as far forward as you can just before you sit down. This will give more seat under you and make it more comfortable. Also, the frame is a little narrow. It’s big enough for my torso to fit comfortably but my arms don't fit inside it. This is uncomfortable after a while. Raise your seat up so that when you sit your arms will rest comfortably on the frame. If you wanted your arms to fit inside the frame, you probably should have gone with the Goliath or Titan.

Pros
Lightweight for backpacking
Simple to use
Very solid and sturdy
Lots of accessories
Quiet on the tree

Cons
Short seat
Narrow seat frame

The Titan is larger so it probably does not have some of these issues. Overall, I really like the Viper. It's well worth the money.
:up:
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top