I saw the recent thread on treestands and found it interesting, but my concern, other than finding a strong tree, is the weight ratings on your average stand. Most run around 275-300lbs. Being somewhat of a Fat guy, and right around 300, I don't trust those stands. I am sure they can handle some weight in excess of their rating, but I am just not going to chance it. I really want to get a climber, thinking about the Goliath, but before I buy it I thought I would get some feed back.