Originally Posted by gmcttr
Six 4' sections are in that set.
??? If you are referring to a "center support pole" in the left tripod of my photo, there isn't one. That's a tree strap hanging down. I use tree straps and MSH's to connect the hammocks whoopie slings.
Believe it or not I knew this part
I used set of 12 sections you asked about to make the two tripods. The fiberglass spreader thingies are not used. I bought the other set of 6 sections (only) to use 3 for the ridgepole and have an "extra" 3 sections.
The 4' pole sections in both sets are identical and although they are advertised as "used", mine were new. The larger set with the bag and (unused) spreaders works out a few dollars cheaper with shipping than buying two of the 6 section sets.
SMACK! That's the sound of my hand hitting my forehead, and saying "oh, I get it now"
If making more then one stand, you would need to figure out how many sections you needed and see what combination of sets worked out the best.
Thanks gmctter for letting us know what and how you did this. This is a favorite of mine, but I'm back to the 2x2 due to expense. Someday, someday