Who has used a climber stand and re-adjusted the angle of the seat portion of the climber by undoing the cable strap while up in a tree? I have a Summit Viper Ultra that I tried out in the backyard for the first time today and the tree I climbed bowed away from the side I was climbing and the angle of the seat portion was canted back towards the tree.
I was practicing using one as this is my first climber and I went up and down a couple times. I also used my safety harness as I will always will ( I have a wife and 2 sons that depend on me). This climber feels very solid while in the tree.
I watched the dvd that came with the Summit and it said to never loosen the cable strap while in the tree to adjust the angle of the stand. While in the tree I felt very stable while standing on the lower portion of the stand. I work using ladders (electrician) while being quite high on them and am not afraid of heights. I do not use a safety harness at work because it is not practical but felt safe enough with the harness on to to loosen the cable and adjust the stand to a level position.
Does anyone else do this or do you climb back down and adjust at ground level? I must say this stand feels very stable and very comfortable. I like it and can't wait to use it in the while hunting.