Tree saddle hunting...

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by mikerock85, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. S.McArthur

    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I’ll be in a saddle next fall can’t wait to try it out![​IMG]


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    So why did you choose the Latitude?
     
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    I’ve read really good things on the 2 panel design and the comfort that comes along with it. I also like that have a metal free option and they use oplux for their rope. The oplux is way less bulky compared to other ropes. Then lastly they are made in the USA, Michigan to be exact.


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    To your xbow question no issues for me in fact you can use your tether as an arm rest on certain shots. Having a good hanger is a must though.
    I built my own saddle when I was much heavier...good thing I put in a great belt and leg straps she's a bit roomy now. Also glad its solid material not mesh....holy moly I'm cold ALL the time now...
     
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    I used to just burn up all the time, even slept with the windows open in the winter. I about drove my wife out of the bedroom over it. Then, six years ago, I lost over 100lbs. I never thought I could be this cold. But like you, I freeze year-round now. It's just amazing to me, the difference. But as much as I don't like being cold, I hate being fat worse!

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    Amen to that! I also did the same, window open all winter.. Now I wear socks to bed and have 2 fleece blankets and a quilt.
    But man walking around is so much more pleasant. I'm actually looking forward to not being sweaty this summer. Weight or not, I will still be wearing tucked in (socks)pants and long sleeves in summer. Skin cancer and having to remove embedded ticks...not fun...lol
     
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    Saddle came today! This thing is awesome and I havent even hung from it yet. Can’t wait to use it. [​IMG]


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    I like the tethrd phantom but i would like to try this one out
     
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    I saw this picture in a saddle hunting Facebook group. It looks interesting, share your thoughts on it once you have had some time in it.
     
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    For sure. I’m still waiting on my ropes. They are currently on back order. But once the weather gets nice I’ll be trying it out. Going to start some mods to my sticks here soon.


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    Well boys I have officially started to join the BRUHtherhood!!! My saddle should be here mid week!!
     
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  14. Oly44

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    Just about have everything I need. Should have the last couple things for my stick mods this weekend. Then I will be putting stealth strips on my LW sticks and adding a double step to the top of three of them. My top stick will have the OOAL monarch for my platform. Then I’ll be able to get some practice in.


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    Bruh!! What did you go with?
     
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    Got my lone wolf stick setup today. Put stealth strip on. Added EWO stand offs and alumibutton. Then finally the monarch from OOAL. I also have amsteel daisy chain from custom amsteel products. I was able to finally get in the saddle for the first time and I’m impressed. I can already tell I’ll be way more comfortable than in a treestand.
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    Never tango’d with the saddle. I’m plenty comfortable with the run and gun lone wolf setup. What’s the benefits switching to a saddle over a stand? I’m not looking to be conformed, but just a general consensus on why choose saddle over mobile stand. Anything other then weight?
     
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    I’ve used the lone wolf setup for awhile. The saddle is taking a lot of bulk out of the entire setup. Reduction is weight is nice as well. Im a fan of the minimalist style that comes with it. Ill wear in the saddle then carry my sticks and bow. Simple as that. I’m still new to the saddle world but The comfort for me is greater than a hang on.


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    How about comfort for all day sits? I just think my legs would go numb and I’d be stuck hanging.I’d like to mess with one for a day or two at the house.
     
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    Couldn’t tell you Lol I messed around for the first time today in my saddle. But you can adjust a few different ways I dont think it would be a issue. You can extend your legs and lean or you can sit and have your knees on the tree or straddling the tree.


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