Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
JimT, mind if I ask how it failed? Did it crush? Bend? Break? Have any idea what kind of bamboo it was?
I don't know for sure what type of bamboo it is but it looks like bambusa. The base was almost 2" and the other ,end was appx 3/4" so it was young, green and not thick enough on the other end. I sat on the hammock and it just bent and my tripods began falling so I cut it into 2 extra bipod sticks. I now want to experiment with getting a bag of charcoal and try to heat cure them, hopefully that will prevent cracking.
Tim 807 had success with his bamboo crossbar, I see his bamboo was much more mature than then what I had. Hope that helps