After alittle scouting of some new land I got permission for I went out tonight to hang a stand. Semi tough place to hunt due to it's an old golf course which was clear cut and tilled into farmable land. Anyways found a good area where deer have a beat down trail going across a creek. There's one good solid tree to hang a stand from nearby so I get my sticks up and start to hang stand. I am was wearing a muddy harness with the linemans rope on. Get stand up and double strapped which are new ones plus the chain wrapped and locked around the tree, I step onto platform to attach my treestrap and SNAP!!! The bolt that goes thru seat post which holds both cables breaks and the platform slams straight down against the tree trunk. Luckily I still had my linemans belt on and kept as tight as I could with movement. Other than slamming my knee into the climbing stick I am fine with a change of draws. Just thought I would share I feel very lucky that I am ok. The stand was set about 21-22 feet up on the edge of the creek had I not been wearing the linemans rope it could have been alot worse.