Originally Posted by eric.broom
I have hunted out of both hardwood and pine trees; but the question is - what type of tree climber do you have? I have a locally produced climber which has teeth. It digs into the tree; I personally would not climb with a cable climber in soft and hard wood, but that is me.
Cautions must be used in rainy/wet weather. Here is North Carolina (Pine Belt area) it rains during the winter, so I hunt in the pines only because my climber bits into the softer bark (but I do use a safety harness).
The best stand I have is the Equalizer. At the present time I own 10 different stands. My other favorite is the Ol'Man with the longer cable for large trees. Others I own and like are Lone Wolf Alpha (great stand worth a look), API, North Star. Also a few others that I will not mention because they are for sale. The first three are great choices but if I had only one it would be the Equalizer, With all the option available for it it is buy far the safest, most comfortable, easy to use, quite, and once secured DOES NOT BUDGE stand I own. Not cheap but my life and comfort are worth it. You can find them on the web. Watch their video!