I would(do) use a ratchet strap rather than a cinch strap. It gets very tight and the steps wont rotate as much.I have one, used it last year a lot. One complaint, I just got a new one, some of the stitching was starting to come out on my old one after one season! I bought it from Cabelas, they sent me out a new one no questions asked! If they didn't, I would buy another one. It took getting used to but, opened up a lot more places for me to hunt. I bicycle in on public land & use lone wolf sticks & a gorilla tree seat to stand on. I will be attaching three ameristep strap on steps to the cinch strap on the gorilla seat. I can not use screw in steps on public. I have never felt safer than in a tree saddle.