Wow.. I am not sure.
I know the Turtlelady and Turtle dog thread is very large, but there is some explanation on the forces being applied to the tripods.
I am assuming that you are going to try the following.. A----A----A
The center tripod would be taking half of your load and half of the other persons load, while the other two would be taking half of each of the loads.
I am no expert but this is what I think would be happening...say you were 225 and the other person was 125.
Tripod 1 would have 1/2 of the 225 = 112.5
Tripod 2 would have the other half and half of the 125 = 112.5 + 62.5 = 175 lbs
Tripod 3 would have the other half of 125 = 62.5
I have seen others that are closer to 300lbs in one of these and each of their tripods would be holding 150 easily.
I strapped my tricep rope to one of the stands and hung on it with all my weight, 250lbs on a good day and it didn't complain at all. But as I said, I am no expert...
I would think as long as the other ridgeline poles had their own whoopie continuous rope on the middle tripod, (Around one of the other poles and not sharing a pole) and you ensured that your hammock lashing was right at each whoopie connection, there wouldn't be a problem. It will be certainly interesting to see.
You could angle it too to be at a 30 degree angle as long as the center tripod is stable, I can say on carpet, this thing is rock solid, but I wanted the limiters anyway as a shelf, so they will just stay with the setup.
I would try it, the aluminum poles are very sturdy, they didn't budge along the ridgline for me, but I lashed right at the whoopie loop.
Last edited by Agfadoc; 02-25-2013 at 20:15..