Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
I imagine that a carbon tube that has large enough diameter would serve. But flex is a problem if you were to try and join two shorter pieces (unless you'd be OK with carrying single piece full length spreaders around).
I would not try using carbon hiking poles...the cost of failure is too high!
Carbon fiber has great compression strength but very little lateral (flex) strength.
While I don't own a Bridge hammock, the design leads me to believe that the spreaders would have to take some lateral loads. Any properly sized carbon fiber tube would probably be too expensive (compared to aluminum)
Just my $.02