Warbonnetguy, I looked at the pictures of your setup and that's exactly what I was trying to illustrate. Is the aluminum teletubing 3 pieces? If you don't mind me asking, did you get this on line or local?
The dyneema does sound like a better route than the ratchet straps to eliminate stretch.
The Easton .742 pole may be adequate for my 210lb body but I think I'll stick with the overkill just to be on the safe side.
Thanks for your time