2003 Sumit Viper vs. newer X5 model

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  1. riddleofsteel

    riddleofsteel Pulpa est valeo

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    I have a chance to pick up a lightly used 2003 Sumit Viper climbing stand. I know Summit upgraded the cable retention system on thier climbers in 2004 to using the quickdraw system with the trigger release.
    My question;

    Do any of you guys havean older model Summit?

    If so is the older cable system a problem?

    I can pick up the 2003 model lightly used for less than $150.00. Would it be worth the extra money to wait and get a improved version or snap up a deal on the used model?

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  2. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

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    I've got one of the new Viper X5s and like it alot.

    I got mine on sale for $220, but have seen them regularly for around $240.

    For $70 bucks, I'd feel a little better about getting a couple of more years out of the parts that age. PLus I know that the stand has been taken care of.

    Either way it is up to you as most of the Summits that I've seen are great stands and should last for a real long time if treated right.

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