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    Any Tree Saddle hunters?

    Just got my saddle in, went and hung from a tree about 10' just to test it out. I can already tell my climber is going to spend a lot of time in the storage shed once I get comfortable with it.

    What are your dos and don't? Any modifications you've done to yours? I will be using the one stick climbing method to start and will probably start rappelling next season. Any advice for a newbie would be appreciated.

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    Chained, curious to know your thoughts on the saddle now that you’ve had it awhile. I tend to stay in the climber for hours so wondering about comfort. Saddle of course appeals because guessing it’s significantly lighter than my 17 lb cilmber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardDrayton View Post
    it’s significantly lighter than my 17 lb cilmber.
    and safer from what I hear

    I'm curious about these as well. My bro-in-law is trying to convince to to try it.
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    Sorry guys, I haven't been on the outdoor in a long while. I'll do my best to answer your questions. First off I absolutely love my saddle as far as versatility and ability to hunt areas I couldn't before. I do wish I had done some more research in regards to models and brands. I went with a Tethrd Mantis just because it's what the guy had that talked me into it. If I had done more research I probably would've gone with Cruzr.

    I actually enjoy hunting out of it a lot more than my climber. I think its safer because I'm tied to the tree before my feet ever come off the ground. I also think it's quieter by a mile. Deer don't seem to notice you in a saddle, it's like they think you're a fork in a tree. Not to mention, you can get yourself into some crazy cover where they'll never pick you out.

    The second hunt I used it I killed a decent buck on public land hunting about 12 feet in a bodock tree where there wasn't a straight tree for hundreds of yards. I had been wanting to hunt that spot for years but didn't have an option other than sitting on the ground and it was too thick for that.

    One thing I will say, there is such thing as saddle shape. If you'll practice in your yard a few times and get a system down that you like it'll take about 3/4 hunts then you'll be good to. Also, I can nap for days in mine now

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    I?m a fairly decent size fella ?.my question is how comfortable would it be for a big boy to use? I love to ride a bike, but it took a while for me to find a decent seat that didn?t feel like I had an ultimate wedgy seat ramming up my butt crack. Are there varying size saddles for the larger hunter?

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