I hunted out of the saddle a few days ago. I'm starting to get used to it, I got up higher than I normally would hunt out of a tree stand and had no problems with the heights. What is cool about the saddle is you don't need to be stable. I sit in a very neutral position with my knees resting on the tree for the most part. One thing I would recommend is watching the video several times and trying it out several times at the base of a tree. This way you will know how it works so you can be relaxed when you get up in a tree. I'm very excited to be hunting out of the saddle this year.\how do you all get the most stable position?