Really easy to hang, especially with the sticks locking together and holding themselves up while you tighten the strap. The platform weight is very light and easy to manage as well. One thing I would mention, that I didn’t think of when deciding to go with this or another Echo, is that a straight tree is more important with this set because of the connected nature of the sticks. That wasn’t an issue for me, but it dawned on me while i was hanging the set and might affect which tree or side of a tree you’d choose. Haven’t had a full sit yet, but the seat seems comfortable when I briefly sat while hanging.
Bought two of the raider sticks to replace my old steel sticks. Love the way these are built. Light, long straps and opposing steps so there is no searching for them. I was impressed with the “thank you”phone call from Novix outdoors staff. When I called with a question I talked to a realm human that answered my question. Great company to do business with.
Purchased two sets of these on the pre-order and they are well worth the wait. Silent when assemble, extra long straps (thank you very much for making these standard), and the side by side steps make those dark descents much safer. Great product!!
I actually used the raider set in a palm tree in Florida. It’s the only tree I could get in on this particularly tiny plot I was hunting. Well a hurricane and several storms later it’s still tight and quiet in that palm tree.
Overall this stick system is light, extremely quiet, durable, and provides the perfect amount of grip. Enough that you feel secure in wet conditions, but not so aggressive that it tears up your clothes. Really well thought out design down to the overmolded spacers and included ratchet straps. Definitely my go too stick system for fixed sets moving forward.
Very light easy to use all they way around. Very sturdy