Bought this platform after my daughter and I saw it in the local store and thought that it would suit our needs to be able to see over the food plot that goes down a slight grade. We went back to the store to purchase it and they were sold out. I then ordered it online, had free shipping to our home, and received it MUCH quicker than stated! What a nice surprise!
My 9 year old daughter and I were excited to get it put together and set up at our lease. We preassembled the larger components to make it easier to transport into the woods and to defer any potential loss of parts as there are a LOT of screws, washers and nuts. This is where my only complaint is...the screw lengths are NOT marked and you have to kind of guess or measure (in mm ) the length of each set of screws to the particular application. It would be nice if the screws were marked as to the length in the clam packs.
The instructions are relatively easy to follow, but be prepared to spend 2-3 hours for complete assembly.
Once we got the major components to the stand area, we completed the platform with relative ease. Got the pop up blind in place (nice secure fit) and climbed in. We were very surprised at how stable the platform is. We did add some scrap boat carpet to the inside for some noise reduction, not that there was much to begin with, and to also help with the legs of our folding chairs. I also used a ladder stand lock to lock the two center opening access doors after we leave to deter theft and unauthorized access to the blind.
We have now hunted out of this stand over a dozen times, several times with three people inside. Again, stability is great! Even in the high (35-40mph) winds we encountered this past weekend.
I would definitely recommend this platform to anyone who likes to hunt out of a pop up blind. Great value and an exceptional product. We will be buying a few more for next season.
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