Evolution of a Platform

“But what do I do with my feet?”

It’s the age old question for all saddle hunters. The truth is, the search for the perfect platform, has been going on since the first saddles hit the market over 20 years ago. The never ending goal of being ultralight, portable, rock solid, quiet, and user friendly has lent itself to a multitude of solutions.

For years the gold standard platform was to use a ring of strap on steps. But they are hard to locate and even more painful to purchase with secondary sales as high as $25 per step. These steps, however, have their down sides. They don’t pack up nicely, they can be noisy to install, they don’t accommodate weak side shots, they can cause pressure on your feet, and they don’t lend themselves nicely to adding or removing layers as the outside temperature fluctuates.

Several DIY platforms have come about using seats from traditional hang on style stands as a surface for a platform. With any DIY project there is a level of risk involved. The dangerous part about this style of platform is that the seat being used was never intended to support the weight of a standing hunter. That’s not to say that these platforms aren’t useful, and if you can find the right seat, they can make an excellent platform. The problem is once again that the best parts are hard to find and they are expensive if you can find them.

We can do better…

Enter the Predator. From the ground up this platform was designed by saddle hunters for saddle hunters. It is the best platform available for hunters no matter what your saddle style. When we started, we enlisted the help of some of the brightest minds in the saddle world to come up with the perfect solution. It’s light, it’s safe, it’s portable, it packs up flat, and it sets up rock solid in seconds. At under 3# (yes, I said 3#) you can hunt deeper and hunt safer than you ever have.

4 replies on “Evolution of a Platform

  • Trent D.

    FINALLY! Simple, functional and I don’t have to have a machine shop in my basement to build my own stuff anymore! i’m on the pre-order list! Yes, please!

    I will offer an idea that i’m sure you’ve already kicked around, I see the potential for an add-on. The one prototype you show above that has “wings” has great potential. The option that comes to mine is to have the capability for an “add-on” feature where extension bars that flip out from the sides of the platform. This could be useful when seated and straddling the tree you would have foot rests on either side of the platform to use. When not needed they could fold up snugly to the sides of the platform

    • admin

      Everything is in production right now. Orders will be shipped beginning next week in order of purchase. It will take us a few weeks to get caught up from the pre-orders. My best guess if you buy today (July 10th) you’ll have everything in your hands by the end of July, first of August. Once we get caught up from pre-orders, and are able to stock everything, we’ll be shipping items as they’re received.


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