XOP climbing stick/Lockons ?

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  1. Tylerray619

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    Looking to swap over from lone wolf to XOP is it worth swapping?? Let me know if anybody has used the XOP climbing sticks or lockons. Thanks.


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    Sticks are great. I'm still undecided on my air raid though, only sat it once
     
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    I'm pretty happy with my air raid at this point, but was very dissapointed in the company. Their customer service, at least as far as I'm concerned was terrible.

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    I been using lone wolf for over 5 years now and the climbing sticks and the alpha hang on is so good and quite. Just don't know how much better XOP is vs lone wolf.


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    I have both LW and XOP sticks. If you want the lightest sticks, go with LW. If you want a bit heavier stick but, a more stable feel climbing, go with XOP. When I first received my XOPs and compared them next to my LW sticks, I thought I might have made the wrong choice. Once on a tree and climbing I noticed a big difference in climbing comfort. There is no doubt that l like the XOPs better for climbing and am happy with the purchase. I will be buying steps again in the off season, will likely go with XOP again. I actually like having both types. I can leave the top two steps in the tree XOP. And back pack in two LWs each time.

    I would not consider swapping, I think you can can enjoy both.

    Same goes for the stands.
     
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    My buddy got a xop after I showed him my lone wolf. I like his xop sticks. They go to get her so much nicer, big foot steps. Beleave it wieght a bit more.
     
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    I have both xop and lone wolf hang ons. I think the lone wolf is a little less spongy and more rock solid when locked in. that might be in the xop straps stretching? once they are broke in a bit it might tighten up the xop stand. but for the price difference the xop is well worth it. it is just as quiet as the lone wolf. I love my lone wolf sticks. I would be interested in trying the xop sticks sometime.
     
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    I have the xop climbing sticks and have almost a season of use out of them now and think they are awesome, I use them for my hunting on the wma I hunt so I carry them in and out every day.

    I have never used the lone wolf sticks so can't give a side by side review of both but here is what I know bout the xop sticks.

    They lock together and it makes it very easy to pack them with my Chippewa stand, they lock super tight to the tree, so tight that when I let the straps loose they are stuck hard to the tree bark and I have to hit them with my hand to make them unbite from the tree.

    I'm a big guy and I find them super strong and steady when climbing and setting and climbing down and removing them.
    I choose them over the lone wolf due to the step being longer and wider and the stick its self sits farther of the tree then lone wolf.

    I want to change out to the muddy sticks due to the two sided steps but if I don't I will keep useing the xop sticks really like how they pack and how they set up and take down.

    Don't have anything to add on the xop or lone wolf stands due to the fact I use the chippewa stand for a larger weight rating and a faster and easyer for me way of hanging it, but everything I have read about xop and lone wolf stands is good.
     
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    Let me know what you want for them.


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    Hawk Helium sticks are the best made.
    Do the versa button/rope mod and they can't be beat.


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    I have heard good things about the hawk helium sticks.


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    I'm a dealer for xop stands and sticks. Shoot me a pm if your interested.


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