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Unread postby muddy » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:30 am

I remember these were a huge rage a few years ago, anyone ever try them?

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=664190&highlight=UCR%27s

There was a huge discussion on them on Iowawhitetail.com

http://iowawhitetail.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31131&highlight=lone+wolf+sticks+rope


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Unread postby Dor » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:42 am

I haven't tried them, but I think they'd work great.
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Unread postby muddy » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:48 am

Ironwood bought a bunch and he's cheaper than I am, I think I remember talking to him at the Classic last year and he was VERY impressed.
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Unread postby Dor » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:55 am

muddy wrote:Ironwood bought a bunch and he's cheaper than I am, I think I remember talking to him at the Classic last year and he was VERY impressed.

I just updated the IW thread and asked him what he thought.
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Unread postby Dewey » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:55 am

I have the same type ropes on my Cranford rope steps and they work great.
Very interested in trying these on my sticks. Wonder why Lone Wolf never went this direction just because of the stealth factor? The buckles can be very noisy even when covered with tape.
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Unread postby Dor » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:57 am

Dewey wrote:I have the same type ropes on my Cranford rope steps and they work great.
Very interested in trying these on my sticks. Wonder why Lone Wolf never went this direction just because of the stealth factor? The buckles can be very noisy even when covered with tape.

I totally agree. Buckles suck IMO.
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Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:21 am

Looks to be a GREAT idea ;) Next year I will have the LW sticks and would be very interested in trying the rope system.
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Unread postby 3dog » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:01 am

For all the guys interested..... these ropes require TWO HANDS to tighten... just like it takes two hands to move a prussic hitch on a static line. The cam buckle arrangement only takes one hand, once you have it looped over the versa button. I just wanted to make that clear. Personally, it's not an issue for me, I find it very easy to do.

Not sure if I'd like that, I don't see what's wrong with the buckles once you get used to handling them.
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Unread postby muddy » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:14 am

3dog wrote:
For all the guys interested..... these ropes require TWO HANDS to tighten... just like it takes two hands to move a prussic hitch on a static line. The cam buckle arrangement only takes one hand, once you have it looped over the versa button. I just wanted to make that clear. Personally, it's not an issue for me, I find it very easy to do.

Not sure if I'd like that, I don't see what's wrong with the buckles once you get used to handling them.


My buddy has them on his sticks and his stand, once he got better at it he could pretty much one hand the sticks onto the tree but the stand took two hands. He said wearing a lineman belt setup is the ideal way for them AND it's a good practice to have regardless. I couldn't agree more.

As far as the buckles go, they clank on the sticks at inopportune times. I'm likely going to go the rope route next year.
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Re: Seen these?

Unread postby matt1336 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:27 am

Are those ropes going to be at any shows this year? I'd like to see how they work first hand b4 buying. They certainly look like they're worth looking into.
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Unread postby Dor » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:47 am

If you are old enough to remember the rope system from the old Loc-on stands I beleive it is the same.
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Re: Seen these?

Unread postby Boo » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:00 am

Those look nice! Where can you get them and what is the price now?
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Unread postby muddy » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:31 pm

matt1336 wrote:Are those ropes going to be at any shows this year? I'd like to see how they work first hand b4 buying. They certainly look like they're worth looking into.


I doubt it, the guy on AT just dabbles for the most part. Once he posted pics of them they took off and I doubt he can retire on it.
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Unread postby lungbuster » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:28 pm

I remember Dan saying something about the rope not being strong enough :? ............I used to use Muddy sticks and I really liked the rope system on them, the cam lock system was great.....that is until a bolt broke on one of my pro-staffers sticks and he fell....luckily it was the second to last stick from the bottom and he didn't get hurt. :shock:
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Re: Seen these?

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:58 pm

He refers to the way the ropes grab on each other as being similiar to a prussic hitch. A prussic hitch would be a far safer option also with a heavier rope. Anyone who leaves the ground on a rope in career (arborists, linemen, the like) are required to be on a rope with minimum 5,400lbs breaking strength and made up of atleast 13 strands and are a half inch in diameter. It would weigh a little more but being TONS safer
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