Once upon a tree . . .
When Illinois woodsman Frank C. Nieman started climbing trees for a living
some forty years ago, his crew wanted forearms as rugged and
tough as his. So, to strengthen their grip to handle the tree-lines
for climbing, he created what was first known as 'the Winder.'
Today Mr. Nieman has redesigned, perfected, expanded upon, and now re-christened
Each set of SideWinders is meticulously manufactured by hand with
you in mind. We promise that you, too, will soon see that the difference
lies in the grip!
and that is how the SideWinder® got started.