About Joe Davis of Avid Outdoorsman, LLC
My partner and I have the good fortune of managing the hunting operations on several premium deer leases that encompass several thousands of acres throughout Texas. We pride ourselves in dealing exclusively with select properties, quality hunters and true gentlemen sportsmen.
We run a different type of operation and lease only to reputable groups of management-minded hunters who expect genuine quality in everything they use. Often, we are asked to recommend various products and/or services, but we are typically reluctant to do so simply because our expectations are extremely high, and we do not want our name associated with anything that might taint our hard-earned reputation.
When Swift Lift founder, Mel Robinson, asked me to do a review of his Swift Lift Mobile Deer Blind Tower, I told him I would, but only if he wanted an honest and blatantly open report of my opinions and findings. Mel assured me that was exactly what he wanted and in his charming country boy way he replied, “Git after it!” So “Git after it” we did. We went over every aspect of the Swift Lift, and I must confess that I had previously owned other types of ‘lift blinds’ in years past and, therefore, I approached this inspection with somewhat of a negative attitude based on those previous experiences with similar-sounding products. Earlier style lift-type blinds that I had used were unstable in high winds; used canvas enclosures that were not suited to rain nor truly cold weather; featured undependable mechanisms; and were not consistently safe!
My Swift Lift Findings
I try to cut to the chase on most things, so after extensive inspections of the Swift Lift Mobile Hunting Blind Tower, here are the terms that concisely and best describe my findings:
- QUALITY: Not one corner is skimped on or cut! It’s clear that the best materials are used throughout. Every phase of the assembly matches the level of all the materials.
- FUNCTIONAL: It gets the job done and can be used virtually anywhere with a minimal set-up time (Note: real-world set-up time is between 3½ to 5 minutes depending on your familiarity with the Swift Lift and mechanical skill level of the user).
- COMFORTABLE: The blind designs chosen for the Swift Lift are roomy and incredibly well built. Swift Lift designs the lift mechanism to accommodate a variety of sizes and special feature blinds. All blinds must pass Swift Lift’s critical level of craftsmanship expectation before they are installed on the Tower.
- SAFE: Every aspect of the Swift Lift is professionally engineered, tested, and then re-tested. Every operation from setup to entry and exit of the Swift Lift is thought out and designed to accommodate safe use under all conditions by all manners of users.
Granted, nothing is one hundred percent perfect, but in all honesty, the only valid criticism that I personally had was that there should be a military-grade of tire sealant installed in every tire before it leaves the Swift Lift factory. As expected, that recommendation went to the top of the list and I feel certain that by the time you see one of these units on display or in the field, that recommendation will have been implemented.
Recommending Swift Lift to Clients
To prove our level of confidence, we are now recommending the Swift Lift to all hunters, including our own, that need a quality hunting blind and an unbelievably user-friendly tower.
We have no doubt that the Swift Lift mobile blind tower will last for years and will provide hunters the ability to relocate their blind in short notice due to change of leases or relocation of pastures. We truly feel the Swift Lift will ensure hunters a safe, comfortable, and affordable blind that will serve their needs for years to come wherever their hunting ventures take them.