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Just bought a Summit Open Shot SD from ebay 15lbs. The last two season i have been lugging around a 34 pound steel climber, when i put my backpack on there its close to 50 pounds i would bet. I am stoked next year it wont be a pain to walk to my spots.

I am going to put my Molle straps and Kidney belt on it and make it easy on the back and get a fanny pack.

How does everyone like their Open Shot? Does anyone know if the seat folds up on the open shot so you can have a little more room if you have to stand during your shot?
 

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Better questions to ask prior to the purchase. I do have friends with summits and they love the comfort ability of them, but not the weight.
 

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I have 3, actually the older ones were the Bushmaster. I didn't want a climber with a bar in front, like their Viper. Very comfortable to sit in, but now I use hangon a more so I'm not carrying stands in and setting them up. You won't be disappointed.
 

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Better questions to ask prior to the purchase. I do have friends with summits and they love the comfort ability of them, but not the weight.
Its not a big deal if the seat fold up or not... i was just curious. I narrowed my choices down to a lone wolf sit and climb, hand climber or the summit open shot. I have done a lot of reading about lonewolf and summits. Almost everyone says the lonewolf seats are not comfortable and they swap out their seat for a summit. The sit and climb is about 17 pounds lonewolfs hand climber is 14, and the open shot is advertised as 15, the only thing i lose with the summit is the packablitity of the lonewolf and their built in bow holder, i already have a mountable one so it doesnt matter to me much.
 

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I have 3, actually the older ones were the Bushmaster. I didn't want a climber with a bar in front, like their Viper. Very comfortable to sit in, but now I use hangon a more so I'm not carrying stands in and setting them up. You won't be disappointed.
do you shoot alot from the seat? or do you still have to stand up most of the time?
 

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the seat does fold up on the open shot. did you get a good deal. I have been looking into either that or the specialist advertised at 14lbs. can you give us a true weight once it is received?
 

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the seat does fold up on the open shot. did you get a good deal. I have been looking into either that or the specialist advertised at 14lbs. can you give us a true weight once it is received?
I picked up a specialist sd from a great guy here in the classifieds. My first stand ever - but I'm loving it. light enough to not give another thought about it. the original mesh seat is comfortable enough and you can slide it out of the way with the back of your knees
upon standing in one motion. I've got a hazmore seat on the way just to give it a try, may not even need it though.
 

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good stand, I do miss the bar in the front and I wish it had a sling style seat instead of the flip up seat. I been looking to trade mine for a viper.
 

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the seat does fold up on the open shot. did you get a good deal. I have been looking into either that or the specialist advertised at 14lbs. can you give us a true weight once it is received?
I saved 10 bucks from what the retail stores are selling them for i also got free shipping. Cant complain. I will try my best to weigh it once its received. The package it is being shipped in weights 22 pounds so, i should be close.
 

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good stand, I do miss the bar in the front and I wish it had a sling style seat instead of the flip up seat. I been looking to trade mine for a viper.
you could just buy a hazmore seat for it. They also make a version with the mesh sling seat.
 

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the seat does fold up on the open shot. did you get a good deal. I have been looking into either that or the specialist advertised at 14lbs. can you give us a true weight once it is received?
I think the specialist is just an openshot with a mesh seat, that would be the 1 pound difference.
 

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Its not a big deal if the seat fold up or not... i was just curious. I narrowed my choices down to a lone wolf sit and climb, hand climber or the summit open shot. I have done a lot of reading about lonewolf and summits. Almost everyone says the lonewolf seats are not comfortable and they swap out their seat for a summit. The sit and climb is about 17 pounds lonewolfs hand climber is 14, and the open shot is advertised as 15, the only thing i lose with the summit is the packablitity of the lonewolf and their built in bow holder, i already have a mountable one so it doesnt matter to me much.
I have the hand climber by lone wolf it is a good stand but for the built in bow holder....... It is kinda a joke. My friend has the open shot they are really nice stands. I think you will like it.
 

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I have the hand climber by lone wolf it is a good stand but for the built in bow holder....... It is kinda a joke. My friend has the open shot they are really nice stands. I think you will like it.
Do you have the new platform with the new bow holder design?
 

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I had an open shot. I liked it ok. But it was not the easiest to climb. And the plate form is a little small. It is light weight but it doesn't pack very well. When u here people talking about the summit being comfortable they Are talking about the viper. The open shot seat works like a flip up seat on a hang on. I sold mine and got a Lone Wolf sit and climb.
 
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