Okay, a few things about this video:
1.) I didn't choose the music.
2.) To appease safety police, I'll point out that hanging a stand is not a race (no matter how much it appears to be one in this video). You'll note that I used a harness and climbing belt all the way up and hooked into a safety line at the top (despite it slowing me down).
3.) Yes, it's a fairly straight, easy tree. But by using a lock-on stand, I'm able to get myself up into the crotch, where there are a few branches for cover--something you can't always do with a climbing stand.
4.) Each climbing stick is 32 inches. I put them about 24 inches apart. Adding two tree steps the same distance apart gets the base of the stand at about 216 inches, or 18 feet. That's high enough for most hunts; if I think I need to go higher, I add a couple more steps or bring a fourth stick.
5.) Okay, okay, I'm not totally ready to hunt at the end--but you get the idea.