from what I've seen the mechanicals seem to have a bigger cutting diameter, In oregon we can only use fixed blade so i dont have any first hand experiance with mechanical. I wish our law makers would change the laws, I wanna use the NAP blood runners, even if they failed it would still be like a fixed blade with a legal diameter.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...