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Amsteel or straps?

Messages posted to thread:
Greg D 24-Nov-22
Thumper 24-Nov-22
Mpdh 24-Nov-22
Fling em 24-Nov-22
shamus275 24-Nov-22
Onehair 24-Nov-22
Hunter Dave 24-Nov-22
shamus275 24-Nov-22
Orion 24-Nov-22
From: Greg D
Date: 24-Nov-22

How many guys have switched from the standard straps that come with tree steps to the amsteel rope kits? I know they are lighter and you are able to eliminate the steel buckle but do you find it easier to attach steps to the tree? Thanks

From: Thumper Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22

I switched to Amsteel (dyneema) ropes on my EWO sticks that have a versa-button type attachment. I really like them over the straps. Quiet, fast and easier to roll up and secure when carrying the straps. It's very easy to attach to the tree, just wrap it behind the button and rope a couple times and it cinches down on itself.

I even replaced the strap on my saddle platform with the rope, and it works great too.

I ordered a 50'- 1/4" synthetic Dyneema winch rope from Amazon and made my own ropes. All you have to do is splice a loop on the end to fit behind the button. I bury the other end back into the rope to add a little weight to help with tossing around the tree.

From: Mpdh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22

You can do the buckle less method with the strap too. Just wrap the strap behind the loop 2 or 3 times. It holds me just fine and I’m 220.

If you think a little more security is needed, do a half hitch after wrapping.


From: Fling em
Date: 24-Nov-22

I use daisy chain. Mine are 2 pieces of strap stitched together every 2 or 3in. Wrap around tree and slip over stick button and pull down on stick to lock in. YouTube daisy chain hunting sticks. There alot different types out there. No metal to bang around and easy to put on and take off.

From: shamus275 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22

I use the amsteel that comes on the Tethrd one sticks but prior to that I used amsteel daisy chains and then amsteel ropes on my climbing sticks until I discovered the “buckle less” method that MP mentioned. You can also use 6mm accessory cord which is good go between amsteel and a cam buckle.

From: Onehair
Date: 24-Nov-22

Lots of videos showing comparisons and so far the straps when hands down. The buckle is first and the buckless second.

From: Hunter Dave
Date: 24-Nov-22

Guys, he's talking about tree steps, not sticks!

Greg, I'm still using straps on my Pioneer steps. Amsteel daisy chains look like a great way to eliminate the metal buckles but that's a lot of knot work to deal with and buying pre-made daisy chains can get kinda pricey.

From: shamus275 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22

Well if we’re talking about steps then…OCB buckles are the way to go!

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Nov-22

I've switched to using it on my Lone Wolf tree sticks.

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