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Lone Wolf traction belt?
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Contributors to this thread:
Carcajou 05-Sep-22
Scrappy 06-Sep-22
Two Feathers 06-Sep-22
TGbow 06-Sep-22
GFL 06-Sep-22
Rut Nut 06-Sep-22
spike78 06-Sep-22
wv_bowhunter 06-Sep-22
Rut Nut 06-Sep-22
spike78 06-Sep-22
wv_bowhunter 06-Sep-22
Pyrannah 06-Sep-22
Rut Nut 06-Sep-22
BUCKeye 06-Sep-22
Pyrannah 06-Sep-22
Two Feathers 06-Sep-22
Two Feathers 06-Sep-22
sticksender 07-Sep-22
GFL 07-Sep-22
Two Feathers 07-Sep-22
Carcajou 08-Sep-22
spike78 08-Sep-22
fdp 18-Sep-22
From: Carcajou
05-Sep-22
Anyone have a lead on replacement traction belts for Lone Wolf Sit N Climb stands? Looks like they are sold out everywhere, and mine need to be replaced.

From: Scrappy
06-Sep-22

Scrappy's Link
Novixs is the new name for the old lone wolf stands. Didn't see climbers on their website but you might call them and get a lead on replacement belts.

From: Two Feathers
06-Sep-22

Two Feathers's Link
There are some listed on this site:

https://www.korbinsarchery.com/products/accessories/brand/Lone%20Wolf

From: TGbow
06-Sep-22
If somebody would use the basic design for the LW hand climber and market it..they would sell a lot of stands and belts

From: GFL
06-Sep-22
Novix can’t make the belts anymore. Good luck finding a set.

From: Rut Nut
06-Sep-22
My buddy says you can’t find lone wolf climbers in stock anywhere. He heard they aren’t even making them anymore. Is that true?

From: spike78
06-Sep-22
I’ve seen new climbers on EBay

From: wv_bowhunter
06-Sep-22
Rut Nut, the short version is that after the original owners came back out with “Lone Wolf Custom Gear”, “Lone Wolf Portable Treestands” changed their name to Novix Outdoors.

From: Rut Nut
06-Sep-22
But can you still get the lightweight climbers from Novix Outdoors?

Edit: I just checked the Novix website and apparently all they sell is hang ons now. That’s all I could find on their website.

From: spike78
06-Sep-22
EBay finally sold out all the new climbers but they have a few used. This is one stand where you don’t have to worry about getting your money back. It’s the Tacoma of stands.

From: wv_bowhunter
06-Sep-22
I was planning to purchase one this year but by the time I decided between the large or small platform for the hand climber I realized all the new ones were sold out everywhere.

I emailed Novix a while back and asked if they were bringing the hand climber back to market under the new brand. They responded with a simple “No.”

From: Pyrannah
06-Sep-22

Pyrannah's Link
would this work?

From: Rut Nut
06-Sep-22
Ok- thanks for the info guys. Hard to believe they don’t make the climbers anymore. Lots of guys loved them................

From: BUCKeye
06-Sep-22
Pyrannah- XOP site says they don't fit Lone Wolf

From: Pyrannah
06-Sep-22
oh wow... didn't read through it, thought was a fit, i planned on purchasing some cables..

that's pretty shitty you can't find belts

From: Two Feathers
06-Sep-22
I went and checked the inventory at the link I gave and the belts plus a lot of other stuff is out of stock.

From: Two Feathers
06-Sep-22
Matter of fact all the places I checked were out of stock / discontinued. That sucks.

From: sticksender
07-Sep-22
Good bet that those traction belts were not custom made strictly for LW stands, and instead that it was stock gear-belting they were out-sourcing, that they'd cut to length and then print on their warning arrows & etc. If someone could ID the specs for the belting, it could probably still be bought and the belts created in similar manner.

From: GFL
07-Sep-22
LWCG will start making the belts again next year. They’ll be extremely expensive.

From: Two Feathers
07-Sep-22
I had my original belt break on me climbing a tree that was really too skinny for the climber. It was the belt on the seat that broke and I replaced both at the same time. I hadn't got far off the ground when it broke and no injuries. I'm thinking the belts were at least 25 years old when that happened.

From: Carcajou
08-Sep-22
I contacted Novix, no go, they didn't have any leads either. Everyone is sold out. Not good.

From: spike78
08-Sep-22
I heard LW sold the rights to Novix but then pulled them due to Novix not living up to the quality standard. LW said they were coming out with a new climber but not sure what happened.

From: fdp
18-Sep-22

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