Extremely easy to use and modify the exact way you want to use it or carry it. I bought cheap bungee chords to strap the sticks to my stand makes it very quiet and stable to carry! I love that it’s light and easy to hang
I have not used the stand yet. I'm 6'2" 240lb. The platform is small and will take some adjustment however very light and mobile!
Ive owned and used the Novix Helo, Lone Wolf Assault II, and XOP Air Raid Evolution and the Novix is my go to!
The LW is great as well but the Novix takes the win in my opinion.
The XOP is lacking, squeaks more, is harder to setup and get the top teeth to engage the tree, and the coating lends to making squeaking noises when your rubber boots are wet.
Really enjoying Novix products (also, I prefer sticks with the double step, at least on the top step to aid in setting up the stand).
I really like the stand, and the sticks. It's lightweight and easy to hang with the ez hook. The only complaint I have is on the quiver system for the sticks, this is such a cheap setup and doesn't hold the sticks tight nor does it stay tight to the stand. I ended up taking mine off, and just using a cinch strap to attach the sticks to the stand. Overall it's a nice setup, just not a fan of the quiver.
Im new to this style of stand. Im impressed at the weight of how light it is,It grips into the tree tight and the whole system is easy to set up and break down. Im happy with my purchase