John Louk, President of Ol’Man Treestands, has taken tree stands into the 21st century by building them out of carbon, a material that’s 25 percent lighter than steel, extremely strong, and inherently quiet. Currently Ol’Man’s feature-loaded Vision AirElite ($449.99) and Ol’Man AirElite ($399.99) two-piece climbing models are the only carbon tree stands on the market. They’re finished in either Mossy Oak Break-Up or Realtree X-tra Brown camouflage using an immersion graphic process that won’t chip or flake off. Ol’Man Treestands, Dept. FS, 32 Raspberry Ln., Hattiesburg, MS 39402; 800-682-7268;