Greetings Tethrd Nation! It’s time for another shipping update.
We have been GUARANTEED by the manufacturer that our ZipCam Straps for the Predator platform will be delivered by Tuesday, August 14th. Assuming that happens, a whooooooooooole bunch of you will be receiving Predators this week. As mentioned in a previous update, everything is assembled, boxed, prepped, and stamped. We’re only waiting on the straps.
The other sewn goods (Mantis saddles, SYS Haulers, Mantis Recliners, etc.) are in the final stages of production as we speak. We’ve been told we’ll start receiving them this week, but I’m not quite ready to hang my hat on that just yet. I’ve had my heart broken one too many times in this process to get all googly-eyed about grabbing a handful of Mantis mesh and caressing that sweet supple ultra-light, yet ultra-strong webbing construction.
I know some of you are nervous about getting in “saddle shape” before the season. You’re worried you won’t have enough time to learn the system, and nail down your process. That’s a valid concern. After all, that’s why we launched in late May to take advantage of those boring summer days while there’s no hunting to be done. However, let me assure you, getting in “saddle shape” isn’t all that difficult. Although the term “shape” is used, it doesn’t necessarily relate to fitness, but more specifically, it relates to getting used to the different geometry and positions of saddle hunting. After 30 minutes in the back yard at ground level tied to your tether, you’ll be 70% there. The rest will come from a few target practice sessions, and a couple dry runs at setting up your platform and tether while figuring out where you’re most comfortable. So don’t be too nervous about having enough time to be prepared.
I’ll make another update later this week and should be able to give you a real solid date for Mantis shipments.
Thanks for the support. Thanks for joining Tethrd Nation. Thanks for reading these long updates. Now get out there and check your trail cameras.
Ernie & Greg