Originally Posted by lazy river road
What are the chances or possibilities that a tensegrity stand could be made with folding poles with a hinge in the middle...? ... man that would be cool. Thanks for the vid. Mac.
You are entyrely welcome!
My next one will use 9' sectional poles. I'm working on it!
Originally Posted by Detail Man
The last failure Mac refers to had two piece struts that joined in the middle, and was the location of the failure.
Au contraire, DM... they were three section poles, and the failure was in the middle of one section, between two unions. It was due to bending, from the asymmetrical load. I plan to put together that very same tensegrity, with the poles bound together, to show that the key is to have each pole buttress the others.
Originally Posted by peteypk
I'm with @lazy river road in wanting some sort of portability option.
Absolutely! I'm working on it!
First I will use the sectional mil surplus poles I have on hand. They will work fine for car camping. Then, I will develop a lighter sectional pole, aiming toward something that can be carried.
I'm also going to put color coded rings on all the ends, so there are no lines to connect, just rings with the lines already on them.
Lastly, I will either replace the fence winder with a ratchet winch, or use something even simpler. The Bob Dustrade folding saw comes to mind...
Thanks for the kind words!