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After watching the hunting public guys and at first questioning how and why they use a saddle for bow hunting I thought I’d purchase one and give it a try for the 2020 season. It’s definitely going to take some practice and getting use to but I’m just tired of hanging my stands in the preseason and finding out they need to be elsewhere and being to lazy to move them making a ton of noise. I went with the Tethrd saddle and kit , not sure what climbing method I will use. I’ve been talking with @BowmanMikeand he’s planning on giving it a try this year. Anybody else have one or has hunted out of one let me know what ya think. 

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My hunting partner and I have Aerohunters. Takes getting used to but can be helpful no doubt. 

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Just now, Jeremy K said:

Can't wait to hear your review.

Hear my review? It will be a main topic come week 3 at the upcoming academy meeting where everyone attending will be able to give it a try..

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Never mind never having used one, haven't even heard about them before this forum. Had to google it after I saw some ppl discussing them. I am very intrigued and may have to get for next season. Looking forward to learning something about them from this thread. Thanks Sodfather. 

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After watching the hunting public guys and at first questioning how and why they use a saddle for bow hunting I thought I’d purchase one and give it a try for the 2020 season. It’s definitely going to take some practice and getting use to but I’m just tired of hanging my stands in the preseason and finding out they need to be elsewhere and being to lazy to move them making a ton of noise. I went with the Tethrd saddle and kit , not sure what climbing method I will use. I’ve been talking with [mention=6654]BowmanMike[/mention]and he’s planning on giving it a try this year. Anybody else have one or has hunted out of one let me know what ya think. 
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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I've been researching this as well and I'm torn.  There is a weight savings but I don't think it is as significant as portrayed at first.  Regardless of saddle or stand you need a way to get into the tree so weight is equal there.  Then an ultralight stand runs around 11lbs.  The saddle typically runs about 2.5lbs.  Then add another 2lbs for a platform or added steps.  Then another 2.5 lbs for bridge hardware and accessories.  The pro's are 4lbs lighter and can shoot 360°, the cons seem to be comfort and negotiating the bridge.  A quality saddle and ultralight hang on seem to be priced about the same.  I'm leaning toward lightweight hang and hunt setup but I'd like to give a saddle a try.  After how cold this season was my fear is a saddle wouldn't be comfortable in lots of layers.   Very curious to hear others thoughts on this.

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24 minutes ago, The Jerkman said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Just think of the places you can hunt with one Jerky. You can sneak into some of the best subdivisions to find the greatest of Japanese Maples to climb up in .

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I've looked into them a fair amount but admittedly have never tried one. I don't think it's for me. Seems like a pita from the videos I've seen. It comes across to me as a fad that will die out but who knows? I too am looking forward to your first hand experience.

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I believe they’ve been around 20 years or so??

It surely isn’t for me......

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25 minutes ago, chrisw said:

I've looked into them a fair amount but admittedly have never tried one. I don't think it's for me. Seems like a pita from the videos I've seen. It comes across to me as a fad that will die out but who knows? I too am looking forward to your first hand experience.

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A fad that’s been around forever......

Im not saying it’s easy but either is setting up a hang on or carrying a climber. I am saying I’m willing to try something new. Always looking to learn and try new things. 

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18 minutes ago, Lawdwaz said:

I believe they’ve been around 20 years or so??

It surely isn’t for me......

Larry we will have you in it come academy season . Guy on saddle hunter is 65 years old and uses one consistently..

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After watching the hunting public guys and at first questioning how and why they use a saddle for bow hunting I thought I’d purchase one and give it a try for the 2020 season. It’s definitely going to take some practice and getting use to but I’m just tired of hanging my stands in the preseason and finding out they need to be elsewhere and being to lazy to move them making a ton of noise. I went with the Tethrd saddle and kit , not sure what climbing method I will use. I’ve been talking with [mention=6654]BowmanMike[/mention]and he’s planning on giving it a try this year. Anybody else have one or has hunted out of one let me know what ya think. 
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Is that a 2-man saddle for us to share?


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48 minutes ago, Lawdwaz said:

I believe they’ve been around 20 years or so??

It surely isn’t for me......

Don't worry, they make one for you, Larry.

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12 minutes ago, Biz-R-OWorld said:

 


Is that a 2-man saddle for us to share?


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That's kinda creepy :rofl:

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I love the ability to be on the move quickly , my only concern is how much your accuracy suffers from the modified shooting stance. 

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53 minutes ago, Jeremy K said:

I love the ability to be on the move quickly , my only concern is how much your accuracy suffers from the modified shooting stance. 

That’s my biggest concern is how’s my anchor how’s  my draw process, I can only try and practice out of it. The guys from Tethrd said if it affects my shot I can return with no questions asked they were that confident that your form is actually better. One of the guys shoots a long bow out of one . 

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Is that a 2-man saddle for us to share?


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This guys asking the important questions! It’s always more fun hunting with a buddy


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5 hours ago, monahmat said:

I've been researching this as well and I'm torn.  There is a weight savings but I don't think it is as significant as portrayed at first.  Regardless of saddle or stand you need a way to get into the tree so weight is equal there.  Then an ultralight stand runs around 11lbs.  The saddle typically runs about 2.5lbs.  Then add another 2lbs for a platform or added steps.  Then another 2.5 lbs for bridge hardware and accessories.  The pro's are 4lbs lighter and can shoot 360°, the cons seem to be comfort and negotiating the bridge.  A quality saddle and ultralight hang on seem to be priced about the same.  I'm leaning toward lightweight hang and hunt setup but I'd like to give a saddle a try.  After how cold this season was my fear is a saddle wouldn't be comfortable in lots of layers.   Very curious to hear others thoughts on this.

I am getting  one,you can check it out once i have it. I want that box that @sodfather has,bad...

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I also heard that it is easier to hold the correct form.from a saddle vs. a hang on. You bend from the hip automatically.

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That’s my biggest concern is how’s my anchor how’s  my draw process, I can only try and practice out of it. The guys from Tethrd said if it affects my shot I can return with no questions asked they were that confident that your form is actually better. One of the guys shoots a long bow out of one . 

I shot out of one a lot before I ever hunted out of it and I never noticed anything different. As I’ve said on here before, even if I’m hunting a stand I already have hunt I still use the saddle and keep the seat folded up on the stand. It way more comfortable than any stand I’ve ever hunted before!


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I also use mine a lot for turkey hunting, I can never get comfortable sitting on the ground and setting up straddling a big tree is absolute money for turkey hunting!


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