Originally Posted by Rockdawg69
Have you tried carbon fiber arrow shafts? I use those on my Switchback with the shaft inserts to strengthen the ends. Most archery shops that have practice ranges will give you the broken shafts or at least charge about nothing. Might not be as thick as the shafts you have here but I think the work okay.
Way Way too flimsy! I saw this question, and so had to try it with carbon crossbow bolts that were 20" long. Cut the first arrow shaft so that I had a total length of 35.5 inches without the 4" extension and tried a few aluminum inserts before inserting 25" of a beeman carbon shaft totally inside both pieces and still way way too flimsy. Just using my hand pressure on the head end of the hammock put a extreme bend in the shaft of 6" without alot of load on the head end of the hammock. total weight of 2 complete sets (head & Foot end) would still be a dash over 3 oz so you still need more more strenght and thicker carbon shafts. For me, the hiking poles are still the way to go, and for porch mode of the tarp, using limbs or wood pieces around. I have never had a problem finding wood to use for porch mode. Would love to have a set of carbon spreader bars, but can't justify the expense.