Just thought I'd post about what happed to me last night. A buddy and I where out setting another stand. (I have been using these rapid rails for years I have 5 sets) while I was climing into the stand my foot hung up a little on the rapid rail. I guess I just lifted it up maybe and 1" and the thing came off the tree and fell 20 ft. I have never had a problem with them but talk about stinking. Now I am 20 ft up a tree with no way to get down. My buddy made me say all kind of things to him like how stupid I am, and how he is a much better hunter and man then I am. I am fat etc etc before he would climb up and reatach the step so I could get out.
If you use these make sure they dont get pushed up EVEN A LITTLE BIT of tthe metal clasp will pop out.