Stand is amazing! Took me about 30 minutes to assemble once I got everything out of the box and laid out. Nothing overly complicated. For me the real test was how solid it would be once put up against a tree. Got it out to the hunting spot and was up in no time. I can say this much, once the grips are tight around the tree and the truss in place, you will not have any worries about climbing up it to tighten it all down. Locked it down and knew immediately that I would be buying more of these. QUIET, COMFORTABLE, HUGE PLATFORM! Everything I have been looking for in a stand. I'm not the smallest guy in the world at 6'2" and 255lbs, and I can sit in this stand all day long without a doubt, in fact I have! Buy one of these stands, you won't regret it!