I thought this was the Archery section? Now back to the original question: There are a lot of "good" brands and what you like today may not be what you like tomorrow. Archery has come leaps and bounds from when I was a kid and Bear and AMF were the only game in town. Some, and I'm forgetting a few, of the known ones are Hoyt, Matthew's, and PSE. I'd suggest going to a dedicated archery shop, instead of the archery department in a large store, and having a chat with them. It's even better if they have a range too. Take the time to pick their brain but be prepared to buy your first one from them to. If we don't support these specialized shops they won't stay in business. I'm willing to bet that an archery shop wants you to have the right equipment. While making a sale, and profit is their goal, I'm willing to bet that 99.999% of all archery shops recognize the value of a returning customer and will try to do right by you. Biker
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...