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Forgive me if this has been asked. 84 pages is intimidating. What are the dimensions of the footprint?
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mine is right at 14ft x around 4ft. heed warning, anything too much skinnier will land you on the ground. the length varies based on top pipe length.
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My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.
Starting to piece mine together (only got one hand for another two weeks). What are feelings on pole end caps vs. eye bolts? The aluminum end caps look weak but plenty of folks use them. Eye bolts require some drilling but look more functional. I cant make up my mind!!
That being said, I have started using the eye bolt on new stands for a couple of reasons. One: I can hang it from a simple "S" hook and it's very strong, and B: It creates a stopper for the dogbone attachment I'm using now. Keeps the hammock weight directly under the attachment point and makes a very stable stand. Both work. HYOH
I chose the eye bolt method just because it would allow to hook my whoopies directly over the pipe... I just cut a few strips of inner tube off my daughter's old tube and use it to protect the whoopie from the threads...
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Although I don't recommend the Dutch clip for this purpose. Just pass the strap through it's end loop to larks head it. The piece of bicycle inner tube guarantees it won't slip.
Easy setup if you don't mind the open ends of the pole and puts the weight almost as close to directly below the hang point as Happy Fun Guy's eye bolt setup but is faster and easier for me to take apart and store in the ski bag I use when I put it away. Plus gives infinite attachment points along the pipe to allow for the 30* hang angle with different length hammocks. Simply move the stands so the hanging attachment point is directly below the apex of the stand depending on where along the pole the attachment point needs to be.
I cut my pole into roughly 6 foot and 4 foot sections, so if I ever need to I can cut a second pole into 7 foot and 3 foot sections allowing many different combinations from very short to very long.
Last edited by jaitch; 11-28-2012 at 10:26.