Ameristep Non-Typical Steel Rapid Rails Portable Step Stick
Steel Rapid Rails are great.
Steel Rapid Rails are safe, sturdy, and easy to use. They adapt well to almost any size or shaped tree. Set up and adjustment is a simple as it gets.
I hunt public land 90% of the time and like the fact that I can lock my stand and two of the three rapid rails to the tree. I take the bottom rapid rail with me. This keeps other hunters from hunting from it or stealing it. Once the stand is hung I can be in or out of my tree in less then a minute with no noise.
The steel rails let you climb about 16 feet and come in three sections. They are heavier then the aluminum, but are half the price.
The aluminum rails come in four sections and let you climb about 20 feet.
November 16, 2009
I got these on sale and couldn't resist thr price. I'm only 14 and love to fish and hunt. i finally decided to test them at the house and they feel light for supposed to be 19#. I struggled due to never using somthing like these because i always have used a climber. there is only a few problems .1. is that the steps are very narrow and easy to fall. 2. i'm only 5'9 and only got up to around 12-13 feet when it says it can go up to 16 feet. Other than these i find nothing wrong with them and they are as easy as 123.
June 26, 2010
Love this product
I have 5 sets of these steps. They install minutes and they are quiet if you install them correctly. The trick is getting them good and tight and synching down as much as possible. My only complaint is there not enough pieces to get as high as I like to hunt. My solution was to buy an extra set. I also install a few screw in steps to get me 5 to 8 feet off the ground before installing the ladder steps. The other neat thing is you can climb up any shape tree.
September 8, 2012
For the price, I was a little worried. I am a big guy and I have been very impressed with the performance. They are narrow, but I have no problem climbing them. They are not perfectly silent, but certainly better than most methods I have used to climb. They are far more stable than I expected when I first saw them. I am planning on getting two more sets.
November 13, 2010