Originally Posted by dixoncreations
Thanks for all that info.
How tall are your tripods when set up? Am I correct that they are a bit narrower spread than most? I think that will be good for me because the more vertical they are the more weight they support. Careful not to go too far though, to avoid tipping.
I like the idea of angling the ends to avoid needing the spread limiter, not to mention it simply looks cleaner.
Great point about leaving 1/4" ... Wouldn't have thought of that until afterward.
The tripods are just over 70" tall and the ridge pole hangs right at 60". They are not as splayed as some others that have been shown here.
I'd suggest making them long and then finding the length you want. Easier to cut more off than to add length back.