I thought I'd post up some pictures here in the bowhunting forum to show some of you guys who have purchased UCR's how I'm using them with my Lone Wolf climbing sticks. I think it's a good thing to have some pictures up with explanations on what is what if any of you guys are thinking about doing this yourself.:nod:
Please be careful, always wear a lineman's belt and a safety harness and remember...
I am not, and will not be held responsible for the usage, performance, or liability associated with using the UCR's. It is up to you, the purchaser/user, to determine the UCR's suitabilty and capabilities for the manner or use in which you are going to use it. I make no stated or implied capabilities, ratings, or uses for the UCR's. Use at your own risk!
Here is one of my Lone Wolf sticks attached to a small pine using one of my UCR's. Some guys have asked about the color (different batches of the rope have color variances... some of it is jet black, some is a charcoal grey). With use, all of the UCR's will lighten up in color to a neutral grey color that blends in well with tree bark.
Please read the captions with the pictures, as they go into some details about how I'm setting up my UCR's.
The next series of photos show the different parts of the UCR's and my nomenclature for naming them.
This is the "constrictor" section of the UCR.
This is the "tag end" of the constrictor section.
This is the "static line" section of the UCR. Note the "tag" end of it in my hand between my thumb and index finger. The "static line" and the "constrictor" sections each have a 2" eye loop on their other, respective ends that can be seen looped around the Lone Wolf stick's Versa Button.
The next series of pictures will show some important setup information.
The main "jist" of using them with my climbing sticks is to pull the tag end of the static line tight while sliding the constrictor around the tree as far as it will go. This is a two handed operation and REQUIRES that I use a climbing belt/lineman's belt AT ALL TIMES!!!!!!
The UCR will not be secure at this point, so I have to slide/work the body of the constrictor (stretching it out) so that it will constrict around the static line, all while being compressed against the backside of the tree. This is called "milking" the constrictor. If you have purchased a set of UCR's and played with them, you'll know what I'm reffering to.
You can see here that the constrictor is not very tight against the static line.
Here I am "milking" the constrictor section around the backside of the tree.
Here you can see that the constrictor section is fully "milked" and is tightly constricted against the static line and is compressed against the backside of the tree.
Below are a few pictures of me standing on the LW sticks. In my opinion, the UCR's, if properly attached, and set, are every bit as secure as the original Lone Wolf cam-buckle straps. I had jumped up and down on the LW stick prior to taking these pictures.... it's locked on tighter than a pitbull on a porkchop.:cocktail:
I hope that this pictorial has answered any questions some of you guys that have UCR's have asked me about. :thumb:
Please remember to ALWAYS wear a safety harness and a lineman's belt when climbing ANY tree, with any tree climbing steps, sticks, ladder or climbing stand. Sustaining injuries from falling from a treestand or off of a climbing device is easily avoided by simply "HOOKING UP" and staying "HOOKED UP".
Please post up if you have any questions, and you guys stay SAFE this coming hunting season.:nod: