I Heard BuckShot Mfg / Equalizer is back in business. I have an 2006 Model some pretty cool features as a leveling climber. I guess the Next Generation stands are heat treated, something about weld strength. It's funny how everybody takes so much pride in their bows, arrows, broadheads, rest, sights, etc. and uses it as part of their hunting identity, but nobody list their treestand. It's the one thing that keeps us safe 25' in the air. I remember the day I thought I invented the first treestand, a 2x4 across two branches. Then I got smarter and carried a pallot into the tree. I got something here. But I kept falling asleep, lucky I never fellout. So, I tied a rope around my waist and the other end to the tree. Problem solved. Did I mention the 2x4 pieces nailed to the tree to get up and down. Can't imagine walking through the woods these days and seeing all the wood pallets in the trees. How far have we come, amazing!