I bought a Summit Climbing stand last spring, the overall quality is very good and its real comfortable on an all day hunt. The problem I'm having with it is the rubber coated cable that goes around the tree.
In the old days I can remember and I still have climbing stands that use a piece of metal that digs into the tree for extra bite. Yes, they are a little heavier and a little noisier when getting them set up, but they seem to grip and hold the tree MUCH better. With my Summit, to me its like flying in or piloting a plane, the most dangerous part is the climb and descent, once your up there and you strap it to the tree with the strap they supply its safe.
I notice on every hunt that the rubber coated cable on my Summit will ALWAYS slip somehow, even a little on my climb up or down the tree. And it always makes me feel uneasy using it. Has anything like this happened to you? And what may your suggestions to me be concerning this. Thanks.