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    cables on lonewolf

    i have a couple of lonewolf stands for about 20 yrs now. and never leave them up for more than a week..i wonder if the cables should be switch?

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    i new i could count on you guys..thanks

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    Senior Member bluecat's Avatar
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    Just look 'em over. If they are covered in plastic or no rust, they should be good. I don't keep my stands out all year either and I've never felt the need to switch out anything (attached by chains). I look over the welds occasionally.
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    i bought new cables i dont no why..the ones on it look fine i dont think they been through a rain...i guess im getting old

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    I'm sure you're good, as much you can be certain about anything.

    It's not like you always know a bad cable when you see it, but when you see a bad cable you know it.

    (It's like pornography that way. )

    Anything beyond that is up to your own sense of precaution and paranoia.

    I do leave stands up for extended periods, but anything up for over one season usually gets taken down in a rotation and a check happens just as a result of that. I'm more concerned about straps weakening/dry- or wet-rotting, tensioning into growing trees, and skwirls than I am about platform cables, but if the plastic coating has been cut and/or I see a lot of rust on cables, I'll try to replace them.

    You can try to replace cables if you have proper-length replacement cables available, but I have replaced a lot of cables that I can't duplicate with chain.

    Chain ain't goin' anywhere.

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    wasnt it floyd that fell from one of youre ladder stands

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    it was kinda like that episode of the 3 stoogies

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    i think i remember he was on the top rung and they all broke

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    lol luckily he didnt get hurt

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    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
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    I put him in an old wooden platform stand that I did not build but which I had climbed a few times prior to the season. If we weren't in a hurry, I wouldn't have used that stand at all, and I would have set a new one, higher.

    He *did* get hurt, and if I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't have put him in a stand I didn't set myself.

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