No, I hear you. Those treelounges were reliners on a tree I slept way to much in mine years ago....A tool ... agreed. But so is a jackhammer ...lol A jackhammer is a tool that does a very limited certain thing well, but it's not something that any sane guy falls in love with. I'm not trying to just hammer saddle lovers. Frankly if that's their thing, more power to them. They're pretty cool and hanging off a tree trusting ropes is pretty cool to. I have a bit of a rope fetish myself ...lol I shoot with pros who all love shooting out of the old TreeLounge treestands, and I HATE them, so I getit that they can work for the next guy. We set them up as a hang-on using removable tree steps and lags. Trying to shoot out the sides and you're turning into a contortionist trying to get into a stable shooting position. Particularly on your weak side. I'm just giving the other side of the saddle debate for the sake of the newbies or guys that can get all testosteroned up, run out and buy one, then find out the saddle is a disaster for them. Just getting people to "think" about it and project into their future.
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Now, on the topic of tools. . . . All this talk of love and fetishes is out of place here, keep you private stuff private, and let the folks who have the experience give the advice about the topics they're experienced in. I say let folks get as much experience in life as possible, try new things, hell try as many new things as possible, it'll help you figure out what exactly works for you and in turn help you accomplish your goals. Not trying something because someone said they didn't like it yet has never done is, well, asinine. . . . .