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Teach me about climbing with sticks?

2377 Views 41 Replies 22 Participants Last post by  tddeangelo
Ok, so I got a Novix Echo.

Now I'm stick shopping.

There are places where I will be hunting that the trees look like a "telephone pole farm." Meaning, tall, bare(ish) trunks. I could lug my Summit climber in to those spots, I guess. That'd handle any height at which I care to sit.

For the Echo and sticks, I feel like I would be happy with a stick setup that I can use to get at least 15', with 18' being my ideal.

I've never used sticks, let alone an aider/swaider/etc.

Just looking for some ideas on what might do the job well for me... and how to use it to best effect.

I like the Tethrd Skeletor stick, but am open to ideas. I'd prefer to stay in the price range of the Skeletor if possible.

So...questions are:

-What's a decent mid-priced stick?


-How can I use that stick as safely as possible to reach to 15+ feet?

I do not want to set my stand higher than my top stick. I've seen youtube videos of guys doing that, and if it works for them, cool. I would prefer not to do that.
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Man I about beat my head against the wall trying to fiqure out what stick I wanted to buy! I run a Novix helo and my heart kept telling me to buy the novix full length single steps! Eventually I did and I wish I would have bought them sooner! The quality is awesome, they are long but not to long ( I don’t trust using aiders and that stuff ) and then novix offers a stick quiver that the single steps fit perfectly in and then it fits very tight and secure to your back!! I know a lot of guys shy away from the full length because of the weight and the overall length but weight isn’t as important to me as safety and to me me helo, full length sticks, linesman’s belt and safety harness is as safe as it gets! No aiders, swaiders, or one sticking stuff for me! Hope this helps
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