Only had 1 bad stand incident. That one was using 6' sticks and while setting the second stick the weld broke and I ended up on my butt, no damage done. It was my fault for not using a safety and for just a second I didn't have contact with the tree keeping my weight in close. With ladder stands I try to get the support bar as high as possible before going up to secure the top. It's another reason I like pine/hemlock trees, lots of things to grab hold of.
Last edited by Hunting Man; 04-26-2011 at 01:49 AM.