Beast sticks -- initial review

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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Kel Varnsen » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:46 am

Mopar1169 wrote:Ignore this I was not thinking about it right sorry.

Just add a washer to the front side if you are not stealth stripping. Then you don't need to grind it off. Pretty cheap and simple.


That's what I was wondering. Why could you not just shim it up with something even thinner than a regular washer?


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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby greenhorndave » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:32 am

Dewey wrote:
83mulligan wrote:I hunted with my beast sticks for the first time tonight. Double step is so convenient. Anyone use a vera strap on theirs? I'd think this would be a good upgrade and make them featherweight and even quieter to use.

I do but they aren’t perfect. Hard to beat the adjustability of the stock strap along with Stealth Buckle Silencers.

I second this.

I appreciate the double step more and more every time I climb them. The stacking is great too.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:46 am

Love my beast sticks with rope mods.
Gun glow and stealth strips.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby milkweed-militia » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:36 am

Tennhunter3 wrote:Love my beast sticks with rope mods.
Gun glow and stealth strips.


Any pictures of them?
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Mopar1169 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:09 am

Kel Varnsen wrote:
Mopar1169 wrote:Ignore this I was not thinking about it right sorry.

Just add a washer to the front side if you are not stealth stripping. Then you don't need to grind it off. Pretty cheap and simple.


That's what I was wondering. Why could you not just shim it up with something even thinner than a regular washer?


Yeah spacer would have to between antler bracket and tube. Be easy enough to cut one out if rubber or plastic. My first 3 sticks I just ground them then painted over ground ends. My 2 newest sticks I already painted so I guess I will grind them then put a dab of black rtv on ground end. I already painted them so don't want to split them back apart.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Enkriss » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:46 am

Got my hands on a new beast stick.

The updated tree brackets are sweet!

Wish my others had these....

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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:57 am

milkweed-militia wrote:
Tennhunter3 wrote:Love my beast sticks with rope mods.
Gun glow and stealth strips.


Any pictures of them?


When climbing down in dark the dots glow bright green.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Wlog » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:25 am

dan wrote:
KillerRob wrote:
Wlog wrote:I seen a video about grinding down the bolt that holds the step and tree bracket on to get them to stack tighter. Does this still have to be done or has the bolt been shortened?


The bolt has remained the same 2" bolt, you could replace with a 1 7/8" bolt instead, or grind as in the video.

The trouble with replacing the bolt is that store bought bolts are not black nickel plated, they are just black oxided, which means the store bought ones will quickly rust. The dilemma is, if we go to the smaller size and a guy uses stealth strips it may not get tight enough, but its a fraction to long if you don't use stealth. We are working on that issue in R&D we may have a special length bolt made that's in between, or add a little material to the extrusion... Both are expensive to us, and take time to implement. Leaning towards the bolt length being custom made.



Problem solved! Little piece of stealth strip and I can quietly stack them together. In fact I can pick up the set of four and shake them without them coming apart. So nice!
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Kel Varnsen » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:00 pm

With these new tree brackets, just to be clear, the wider side of the tree teeth should point towards the top? I’m assuming that’s the 45 degree part referenced.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby dan » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:43 pm

Kel Varnsen wrote:With these new tree brackets, just to be clear, the wider side of the tree teeth should point towards the top? I’m assuming that’s the 45 degree part referenced.

The 45 should face down so the step slides down the tree and tightens.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby Kel Varnsen » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:49 pm

Thanks, Dan. That makes sense and what I was thinking—that it would work like a wedge.
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby HoosierG5 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:57 pm

I thought the directions said to have the 45 facing tge top? Do they both face up? Or, do they face each other (top faces down and bottom faces up)?
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Re: Beast sticks -- initial review

Unread postby austin1990 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:58 pm

HoosierG5 wrote:I thought the directions said to have the 45 facing tge top? Do they both face up? Or, do they face each other (top faces down and bottom faces up)?

The chamfered side goes down on top and bottom brackets. That way as you step on the stick to set it the chamfered gets pushed into the tree and wedges tight.


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