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Keep the bottom or lower portion of the seat or saddle from going below the bottom crease of your butt cheeks.
Once the saddle is on tighten the front cinch strap attached to the two sides of the saddle until the saddle is tight around your waist. Once you step up onto the steps you will be shooting or hunting from, adjust the safety strap so that you can lean back a little and be comfortable while attaching the lead strap, then (I know this will be tough for first time users, but) let go of the tree. Always set up the saddle just as you would a tree stand with your expected shot opportunity being 90 degrees directly to your side (left if right handed and vise versa if left handed). If you are practicing in the yard I recommend setting up just as you would when hunting and practice every application as if hunting. While hunting when you see a shot opportunity starting to present itself slowly and methodically move into the correct position.
You should, from your original position on the steps, without moving your feet, be able to shoot nearly 180 degrees from 90 degrees directly to your left and 90 degrees directly to your right. I think it is very important that once you are comfortable practicing from just off the ground that you set up in a tree at a similar height to what you hunt from and get used to that as well. The saddle set-up is going to be different than what you are used to and may take a little getting used to.
It won't work for big guys but it will allow you to hunt and make shots from trees that are impractical for climbers. Not having to worry about someone else hunting your stand when you are not there, or stealing it, because you always have it with you, is also mentally comforting.
It is no longer a question of finding a tree to hunt out of, but finding the right spot and making a tree work. Trees leaning more than fifteen degrees will not give you the full 360 degree shooting circumference, but they are trees you couldn't even hunt without the saddle. Watch the instructional DVD several times with your saddle in front of or on you so that you become comfortable and familiar with the straps.
Pick out a tree in your yard (or telephone pole) and place steps around the tree about 14 inches apart and all at the same level on the tree about 18 inches from the ground.
While standing on the ground at the base of the tree, step into the saddle as shown on the DVD.

Yes you will be able to shoot all 360 degrees around most trees, but you still want to make as little movement as possible when deer are close. Once the lead is hooked up to the saddle let the slack (loosen) totally back out of the cinch strap and adjust your drape (how you sit or hang) with the lead adjustment strap in front of you until you feel comfortable with the way you are sitting. I also put a bow hanger on the opposite side of the tree so that if I need to swing around the tree for a shot, I can move the bow to that hanger so it is ready. If moving around the tree requires to much effort, place the steps closer together (less than the 14 inches apart that was earlier described), if it is easy to move around the tree you may want to consider placing the steps a little farther apart when preparing trees for hunting.
I tend to hunt about 25 feet high or higher depending on the type of tree and the available cover in it because the foliage is generally gone in most trees by the rut phases when I do most of my hunting.
When the saddle is put on in the proper manner your waist movement should not be confined and you should be able to twist at the waist and spin your upper body around to shoot the 90 degrees directly to your right (if right handed). To get down re-attach the safety strap around the tree in the same position you had it when you initially tied off the lead strap during set-up. Use whatever you normally use for ascending the tree (I use screw-in tree steps simply because they take up less space in my pack). But what do you do with the bark that your boots are knocking off the side of the tree, it goes to the ground.
The Ambush Saddle has also passed all stringent TMA (Treestand Manufacturers Association) safety testing procedures, to make you the hunter, feel more comfortable and safe while hunting.
This is especially important in pressured areas where deer tend to look for hunters in trees.
There should never be a fear of height because you at all times have a safety system attached to the tree. This is where you will practice shooting prior to season from ground level so that you get used to and become comfortable with the concept of facing the tree while being attached to a lead. When putting on the saddle try to keep the top of the saddle (hammock like seat) at waist level, do not allow it to climb or ride up your lower back above your waist. Wrap the safety strap around the tree and adjust it as needed for the diameter of the tree and climbing comfort. The cinch strap connecting the two sides of the saddle will slide quietly through the loop in the lead as you spin around allowing you to make this shot.

My favorite position is to have my knees bent about 45% or so, that way most of my weight is distributed into the saddle and not on my legs. When hunting I carry my saddle in my backpack along with my other hunting gear and get into the saddle at the base of the tree. If the deer can spot you in a tree stand with very little movement what is he going to do when your whole body is moving around. The bottom line is that we use the Ambush Saddle because it is simply gives us an additional EDGE, and it can do the same for you!
If the saddle is allowed to climb farther up into your lower back it will slightly confine your waist mobility when shooting behind you or leaning back away from the lead strap for a shot. The safety strap is also a nice feature because you can use the saddle for preparing trees while scouting, keeping both hands free for screwing in steps, attaching climbing sticks, or cutting branches. Once connected to the lead and comfortable in the saddle undo the safety belt and store it in its respective pouch.
Just like hunting at anytime and from any type of stand, movements are always a judgement call as far as when and how you perform them. For shots other than those you will be required to move around the tree on the other steps you placed. Now you can descend the tree using the safety strap, adjusting it as you go down for the tree diameter. James Green, the creator of the saddle concept wears his saddle around his waist from the vehicle to the tree, try both and do whatever feels best for you. With the hook at eye level the angle of the lead strap coming off the tree is less severe (comes straighter off the tree) and when you draw your bow with a shot 90 degrees directly to your left (if right handed), your right elbow will easily go over the lead strap.
When the hook of the lead strap is tied high the angle of the lead strap is nearly straight down from the tree and in the way with a 90 degrees shot to your left (if right handed).

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