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Unread postby kwaldeier » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:13 am

I must have been away from the Beast way too long. What are these and how do they benefit you? I assume it's to save on weight and on steps. I see people use three for the bottom one and sometimes two for other 2nd stick. Which is best to purchase for 1 or 3? And are they worth it?


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Unread postby JoeRE » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:32 am

I hang a 5 foot etrier off the bottom stick and then hang that stick as high as I can reach. It gains me probably 5' and I also use that etrier as my sling to carry my sticks across my back. I use a saddle most of the time so there's no strapping the sticks to the stand.
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Unread postby elk yinzer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:42 am

I use a two step aider off the bottom stick. Its made of tubular webbing and cobra weaved paracord. DIYsportsman has a video how to do it.

It allows me to carry 3 sticks and be as high as I need to be. I like the way 3 sticks pack on my stand, I don't like to stack my sticks. I am standing at 9 feet at the top of my first stick.

I made a second one but don't feel comfortable using it that high up yet.

I also use it to hang cameras up high. Carry one screw in step to hang it from.
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Unread postby Jhand » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:46 am

The advantage comes from getting higher with less weight. I can get higher with 3 sticks then I could with 4 before. I make my own aider and just a double on the bottom stick and a single on the next two. With the double on the bottom I am able to hang the stick as high as I can reach and still be able to climb it. I am able to get as high with my bottom stick as I could with 2 regular sticks. I only use a double on my first step because if you don't have your footing right you can go swinging when on both aider steps.
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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:29 am

Jhand wrote:The advantage comes from getting higher with less weight. I can get higher with 3 sticks then I could with 4 before. I make my own aider and just a double on the bottom stick and a single on the next two. With the double on the bottom I am able to hang the stick as high as I can reach and still be able to climb it. I am able to get as high with my bottom stick as I could with 2 regular sticks.I only use a double on my first step because if you don't have your footing right you can go swinging when on both aider steps.

I found that out the hard way on a leaning tree and why I'm only comfortable with a 3 step on the bottom stick only. Thinking I will add a 1 step to the rest of my sticks.
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Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 am

I use 5 step etriers on my sticks. I get 7.5 feet per sticks. 4 sticks puts me at 30 feet. 3 sticks at 22.5 feet, etc.
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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:43 am

BassBoysLLP wrote:I use 5 step etriers on my sticks. I get 7.5 feet per sticks. 4 sticks puts me at 30 feet. 3 sticks at 22.5 feet, etc.

Just to be clear that's with LW Mini Sticks correct? Unless someone is like 7 feet tall they would never be able to strap a standard length LW stick to the tree with a 5 step etrier.
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Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:45 am

Dewey wrote:
BassBoysLLP wrote:I use 5 step etriers on my sticks. I get 7.5 feet per sticks. 4 sticks puts me at 30 feet. 3 sticks at 22.5 feet, etc.

Just to be clear that's with LW Mini Sticks correct? Unless someone is like 7 feet tall they would never be able to strap a standard length LW stick to the tree with a 5 step etrier.


Any short stick works best. I prefer a 22 inch sticks with 20 inch spacing between double steps for my height. Rope attachment makes like a lot easier as well. If considering OEM (available today), I'd use the muddy sticks. They are a little shorter but very user friendly and work well with multi step aiders.
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Unread postby kwaldeier » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:18 pm

So what do you guys use for 1st step with 3 step ETRIERS?
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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:25 pm

kwaldeier wrote:So what do you guys use for 1st step with 3 step ETRIERS?

https://www.cmi-gear.com/products/etrie ... =640306697
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Unread postby kwaldeier » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:34 pm

Lol dewey I just bought that. I meant stick wise. A mini or regular stick? Ect
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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:39 pm

kwaldeier wrote:Lol dewey I just bought that. I meant stick wise. A mini or regular stick? Ect

Sorry about that. :oops:

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Unread postby kwaldeier » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:47 pm

I didn't know if a LW stick was too long to reach up to get it off the ground high enough. I don't have any super secret sticks. Just regular..... :lol:
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Unread postby kwaldeier » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:43 am

Pic anyone?
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Unread postby bowhunter15 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:32 am

Here is my method for hanging the sticks high enough to get full use of the etrier/aider (at 11 minutes and 30 seconds into the video). I show a rope, but you can sort of do the same flip with a strap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYGfZCRwVd8&t=70s

I prefer 2 step aiders for short sticks, and 1 step aiders for full length sticks.

One step aider:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5buumTY_oc&t=8s

Two step aider:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPU6UtQHNbc&t=95s


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