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  1. #691
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    The Tensa stand got set up in the backyard during lunch today. I made some CLs for the hammock from 7/64 Amsteel to allow some adjustability. I also made some small CLs out of lash-It that I tied prusik knots with onto the Tensa's ridgeline for my tarp. Attaching the CLs for the stand to the CLs on the hammock with a larks head was very difficult to untie, so I used soft shackles. It took, as expected, a little tweaking to get everything right, but no more than setting up with trees.

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    That's the Chameleon Wide and an 11 foot hex tarp. I think it will be fine.
    "God never sends us anything we can't handle. Sometimes I wish He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa.

  2. #692
    Senior Member Hangdang's Avatar
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    My first overnighter with my Tensa4. Actually I did two nights and it was simply awesome. I could hammock in places I haven't been able to before, it really takes the stress out of finding a spot.

    Thank you for such a great product!20181107_134850.jpeg20181106_130242.jpeg20181106_152810.jpeg

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  3. #693

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    Portland, Oregon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangdang View Post
    My first overnighter with my Tensa4. Actually I did two nights and it was simply awesome. I could hammock in places I haven't been able to before, it really takes the stress out of finding a spot.

    Thank you for such a great product!
    Thank you for giving it a shot!



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  4. #694

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    Today I experimented with Tensa Chair. Itís made of four 4-segment poles, while Tensa4 has 7-segment poles. It works, but more dinking required. Adding a ridgeline, adjustable hammock suspension, and a foot tether opens up possibilities, but also complicates setup.









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  5. #695
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    Hi - newbie here...

    Can you use the WBRR bridge hammock with the Tensa4? In my minds eye, I envisage the Tensa4 not being long enough and the WBRR spreaders interfere with the Tensa4 poles.

    Please tell me I'm wrong...

    :-)

  6. #696
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Life2 View Post
    Hi - newbie here...

    Can you use the WBRR bridge hammock with the Tensa4? In my minds eye, I envisage the Tensa4 not being long enough and the WBRR spreaders interfere with the Tensa4 poles.

    Please tell me I'm wrong...

    :-)
    Yes..it can if you take the time to set it up properly.
    Shug



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  7. #697
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    Mar 2017
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    I went to the Texas hang this weekend. I left my house at around 1 oíclock on Thursday got down to the campsite about 330 it was raining when I left and it was raining when I got there.

    Thursday night was just perfect, the rain came in around 10 oíclock and put me to sleep just listing to the pitter patter of the rain on my tarp was just lovely. I slept like a baby that night.

    Woke up Friday and one of the campers prepared breakfast for everybody at that time thereís probably about 50 campers there by the time we got to Friday night thereís about 180 campers.


    There were a lot of different configurations of hammocks and tarps. I got some great ideas. itís kind of a nice camping with no one that you know because it gives you a chance to meet new people.

    Saturday morning a guy name Jacob who also had a Tensa stand , I told him that I want to get rid the ropes on the Hennessey hammock. Jacob set up his Hennessey hammock and he showed me how to open it up on the ends and remove the rope and then replace that with amsteel loops.

    I bought two close loops of amsteel from one of the vendors. I went back and took it apart and replaced the rope with the loops. My hammock is exactly how I want now.






  8. #698

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    Don’t know if it’s worthwhile to post pointers to our ordinary website updates here, but a new post: https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/2018/11...hammock-stand/
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    http://tensaoutdoor.com/

  9. #699
    Senior Member SimonMc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latherdome View Post
    Don’t know if it’s worthwhile to post pointers to our ordinary website updates here, but a new post: https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/2018/11...hammock-stand/
    That is a very interesting find with the Tasmanian stand. I hadn't heard of them before.

  10. #700
    New Member rasidi's Avatar
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    Singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latherdome View Post
    Donít know if itís worthwhile to post pointers to our ordinary website updates here, but a new post: https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/2018/11...hammock-stand/
    Thank you for sharing. It's a joy reading the history of the stand. Nicely written!

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