I have one and love it.The only downside is cost..It is my stand of choice for all day sits...I Replaced the seat with a fishnet sling seat from some place I found on ebay...It paks well, climbs easily and quietly...I can get in some pretty gnarly and crooked trees with mine...It is easy to adjust the band as you climb. I usally leave mine loose while climbing so I can get around knots and broke off limbs...If something happened to mine I would buy another the next day....If you shop around and are patient U can probably find one used.
Yes I adjust the platform, I just lift it up with the straps flip open the lever and shove the band in or out. lower it back down and start climbing again.
Do you guys adjust the bottom part of the platform also?