I bought this stand at the end of the 2015 hunting season and was not able to put it up last year due to having surgery on my shoulder in the 2016 hunting season. My Twisted-Timber treestand literally stayed in the tree for two years. Last night, I took the M100 up and put it in the tree. I switched out the stands due to the straps and cables looking sketchy...I mean it was two years in a tree. However, I could not level the millenium like I could the twisted Timber stand. Plus when I did get in the stand...the platform is angled about 20 degrees and it just feels weird. I sat in it, but I did not want to try and stand due to being pushed so far from the tree. It literally freaked me out...and I don't get freaked out.
And yes...I had a life line, line-mans belt and was attached to my tether.
How in the heck do I level this stand? I also have the M60U that seems to have a better leveling system.
In regards to the Twistedtimber...I have the cables for the stand that I'm going to replace tonight as well as new ratchet straps. I wanted to use the TT stand as a backup to the Twistedtimber dominator stand that I have. If I cannot level this stand or do not feel comfortable in it then I'm going to sell it.
Anyone have the M100U and if so how do you level it?
They are a very very comfortable stand to sit in. I have 3 of them.
I think I may have to sell this stand if I cannot get it level. I think I'll be able to deal with the floating sensation but not the unlevel part.
I have a couple of the M100U's and have never had any issues in cottonwoods, oaks, aspen, birch, etc. I could see how a gnarly twisted tree could be an issue, but it seems like that would be an issue for any stand I've owned (admittedly, I haven't had any of the "super adjustable" stands). I know when I first started attaching the M100U with the receiver, I wasn't attaching the receiver to the tree correctly and when the stand would be put in, it would seem sloppy against the tree. With chain on receiver, you need to first hook it up with the receiver "backwards/facing away" and then use the "cam lock" action of the receiver by "flipping/rolling" it towards the tree which will give you a tighter lock on the tree, and consequently, take the sloppy feeling out of the equation.
Maybe this will help you get better use out of the stand. If not, I'd potentially be interested in a good deal on another one of these stands and receivers (the problem is shipping cost).