The HME Gear & Bow Lift Cord allows the hunter to set the length according to their treestand height. Simply clip one end to the stand and let hang. Adjust the other end by pulling the cord through the cord lock so that your weapon, when hanging, doesn't touch the ground. Make sure to tie a know above the cord to prevent the cord from slipping. Make sure all the slack is out of the cord before releasing. Any sudden stops could cause the cord to break. Never leave exposed to the sun from season to season. Prolonged exposure to the elements will weaken the cord and may cause premature failure.