I bought the Wingman to add flexibility to my set-up as I already have and have successfully hunted from the Mission Platform. I got that as my first platform not really knowing what I needed but assuming the biggest would be the best. And I wasn’t really wrong. But so many of my hunts are “quick hits,” where I get in after work and get a few hours only of shooting light. So the big platform is a little overkill and - if I’m being honest - pretty bulky. The Wingman is going to be my go-to this season for the quick evenings. It is also going to fill the bill on those longer days when I’m doing a morning “sit” on the Wingman, moving around and sitting a few spots relatively briefly all day, and then setting up for an evening sit. Again, if I’m going to be there for an hour (+/-), I think this is going to be perfect. And it feels bombproof.
Have used these sticks for half a season. Very impressed. Looking at getting cable aiders for them. Still looking for an easy way to pack them along with my platform for maximum speed when setting up.
This platform is great. It’s extremely lightweight and SOLID! I’ve had it in a tree twice now practicing with it and plan on being up in it much more. I highly recommend if someone is wanting a platform for saddle hunting. I do plan on making it into a onestick platform at some point in the future.
Great product, but shipping took forever, got mixed up in warehouse they said. Was not happy with the box it came in, came with 2 big gashes in box that had been clear taped. So all my stuff was wet. It’s all gonna get wet eventually in a tree, just expected a bit better shipping and packaging when you spend almost a thousand dollars.
For the price of these sticks you cannot get a better value. They’re just as light as any premium stick on the market. They pack compact on your backpack. They grip the tree better than any stick I’ve seen. Especially the way the standoffs pivot to “form” to the tree. Throw some stealth strips, cable aiders, and daisy chains on them and they’re the best sticks on the market. Just can’t beat the price for 4 of these sticks considering all the other brands want to charge an arm and a leg for theirs and you only get 3 in a pack with theirs. It’s a no brainer. Not to mention Trophyline customer service is top notch. They stand behind their products 100 percent. I’ve had to deal with them a couple times and it was super quick no questions asked.