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Old 10-26-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default Ground Blind Zippers - Slow or Fast?

Whatís yíalls view on opening ground blind zippers? Slow and quiet or quick and noisy to get it over with?

Does it even matter?

Thoughts and opinions please!
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:18 AM   #2
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Man, thought about this also.

I have a blind from Gander Mountain and it is the loudest zipper I have ever heard.

I go slow.


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Old 10-26-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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Take some bar soap and rub it on the zipper that will quiet it a bit, I go fast unless I visable see deer at the feeder or in the area then I go slow to open
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:35 AM   #4
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Rip it off like a bandaid and get it over with.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:54 AM   #5
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I’m a quick zipper myself, was just curious what others were doing to see if I might be making too much noise.
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Old 10-26-2019, 12:11 PM   #6
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Fast as I can ready to get in that blind lol


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Old 10-26-2019, 12:17 PM   #7
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It would depend on the evening prior meal, that is if I'm trying to get out.
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Old 10-26-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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I usually leave mine unzipped when I leave, so at least I can get in without having to open it. Then I'm 50/50 on fast or slow zipping. My double bull blinds have a triangle shaped door, and I usually only close them about 60% of the way, just past the angle. The rest of the door stays pretty much shut.
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Old 10-26-2019, 01:34 PM   #9
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If I think theyre near...annoyingly super slow...dragging my finger on the zipper to dampen the buzz. Oftentimes I wait for background noise...wind in the trees or trucks.

Alot of times I get impatient and rip it to get it done and over with. I always think Ive made too much noise but they come in anyhow.
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Old 10-26-2019, 01:49 PM   #10
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Whoever invents the quiet zipper on pop up blinds should be awarded the Nobel prize. Surely there is someone out there who can come up with a quiet zipper.
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Old 10-26-2019, 02:06 PM   #11
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I use my bow wax works pretty good
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Old 10-26-2019, 02:24 PM   #12
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I’ve figured out on mine if I pinch the zipper tight while I’m moving it at a slow to medium pace, then it’s pretty quiet. I also rubbed it down with string wax.
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:42 PM   #13
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Early Morning in and dusk out I'm as slow as possible with fingers over zipper. Getting out in the morning or in for the evening hunt I may just go all in fast. Just got the Rhino 600 and it has no zippers!
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:48 PM   #14
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2 nights ago dang does heard my feathers brush up against my leg in the blind and they bolted and snorted so I stood up and zipped the windows closed slowly and they just stood there watching. It sounded loud to me but they didn't seem to care, go figure.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:53 AM   #15
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Bumping this up to share my story over the weekend. I took my 5 year old to a ground blind, we both ducked in, I set his chair up, and plopped him in. Then I closed the top half of the zipper full speed, andjusted a window, and Jr. says, "dad, there's a deer!"

140 inch buck was 60 yards away and had no clue we were there. Time from closing the sipper to pulling the trigger was in the 90 second range, shot him at 30 yards. You never know how it's going to go down, but this time, I'm glad I just closed it fast.

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Old 11-11-2019, 01:06 PM   #16
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I don't see why the silent method for velcro couldn't be applied to zippers as well.
https://youtu.be/nawwAJZQfzU
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:16 PM   #17
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I always start with the slow method, then halfway through I'm thinking this is the loudest **** thing I've ever heard, then I go fast.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:10 PM   #18
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Depends on how long you’ve been wanting to P
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:23 PM   #19
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Slow with my finger on both sides on the zipper.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:31 PM   #20
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Rhinos dont have zippers. Hooks and buckles

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Old 11-11-2019, 03:56 PM   #21
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The zipper, along with getting bino's and range finder out of my back pack, setting up my chair, getting comfortable, are all a part of "getting ready to hunt" and not actually "hunting". Doesn't matter, just get in the blind and worry about hunting when you are ready to hunt.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:58 PM   #22
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If I think theyre near...annoyingly super slow...dragging my finger on the zipper to dampen the buzz. Oftentimes I wait for background noise...wind in the trees or trucks.

Alot of times I get impatient and rip it to get it done and over with. I always think Ive made too much noise but they come in anyhow.
x2 on both accounts
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #23
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I always start with the slow method, then halfway through I'm thinking this is the loudest **** thing I've ever heard, then I go fast.
Bahahaha. This, exactly. ^^^
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #24
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I don't see why the silent method for velcro couldn't be applied to zippers as well.
https://youtu.be/nawwAJZQfzU
lol...

Velcro bugs me way more than the popup zips...I adjust my see through camo netting to where I don't have it tightly attached on my shooting window. Only trick I can tell you for velcro is to peel it back on itself & squeeze / pinch with pressure while slowly peeling it back.

For the zipper I don't use the handle at all....I push/pull the zipper with my finger to open & then squeeze the main zipper with the thumb to close. Muffles it a little vs using the handle.

I love it when All the birds come awake at the same come sunrise...that always gives you a chance to be loud for a sec.

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Old 11-11-2019, 04:30 PM   #25
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Iíve figured out on mine if I pinch the zipper tight while Iím moving it at a slow to medium pace, then itís pretty quiet. I also rubbed it down with string wax.
This ! Pinch the complete zipper between your thumb and forefinger and it will cut the noise way down. I donít use them anymore but thatís what I did for years. Try it !
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:37 PM   #26
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Whoever invents the quiet zipper on pop up blinds should be awarded the Nobel prize. Surely there is someone out there who can come up with a quiet zipper.
Do they make a magnetic one? If not i got dibbs LOL
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:51 PM   #27
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I zip it 3Ē every 5 seconds. Sounds like a deer with bad gas and they never know the difference.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:55 PM   #28
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Those 88 dollar rhino blinds from Wal-Mart are great and have no zippers. Zippers and Velcro have saved many a deer life.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:58 PM   #29
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That’s what I like about the rhino blinds, no zipper. Was the worst part of the double bulls. Nothing like a quite morning being interrupted by unzipping and zipping back a blind.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #30
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The Double Bull Deluxe blind has a zipperless door. I love mine. JES needs to quit being a cheap ******* and buy one, or two or more.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:18 PM   #31
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bar soap that dont smell...chapstick both help
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:27 PM   #32
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