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    That looks like the ticket to me.....not nearly as long and heavy as the Prarie Travois.
    Get the kinks worked out and you know I'm ready for BB again.

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    WV why can't you think inside the box like the rest of us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by otter46544 View Post
    David I hate to break it to you the what you quoted me as saying had nothing to do with your hammock stand. I was commenting on the stand that the thread was started for. I did however like your explanation. This is an interesting stand as well. I could easily see that the lines at the top were under tension with this design. I found it interesting that the line on the left going down to the lower part of the stand went slack. Would there be a benefit to being able to tighten this line? Might help with the rigidity without having to tighten the top line as much. Might not.
    Otter,
    My mistake. Thanks for clearing that up. Mac was certainly right to move this to a separate thread.

    The slack line on the left is extraneous, not part of the tensegrity structure. I used extra long whoopie slings for all the tendons so I could experiment with different configurations with numbers of struts, length of struts, etc. The line in question is the unused end of the whoopie sling, so it could have been cut off.

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    That is pretty cool...taking a tensegrity structure on applying it to our purposes. It would be really great if it is guaranteed that camp-mates didn't snore.
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    Another great MacEntyre creation! I really like it. Keep us posted as it evolves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Another great MacEntyre creation! I really like it. Keep us posted as it evolves.
    This is a WV Dave creation! He suggested it to me at MAHHA, and he is the only person on earth who has built one!

    I'm working on materials, fittings and coverings. WV made his using steel; I hope that is the last one made with steel. I am going to make one with the big bamboo from the Prairie Travois, another using military surplus synthetic sectional antennae poles, and another using 10' aluminum pipe. Depending on the price, I may soon have one using sectional carbon fiber struts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    This is a WV Dave creation! He suggested it to me at MAHHA, and he is the only person on earth who has built one!

    I'm working on materials, fittings and coverings. WV made his using steel; I hope that is the last one made with steel. I am going to make one with the big bamboo from the Prairie Travois, another using military surplus synthetic sectional antennae poles, and another using 10' aluminum pipe. Depending on the price, I may soon have one using sectional carbon fiber struts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Texas Towers has 12 foot aluminum Mac.
    Thanks! I was trying to remember them...

    P.S. Dutch has never been inside the box.
    Last edited by MacEntyre; 07-29-2010 at 08:29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    P.S. Dutch has never been inside the box.
    I was going to set the record straight, myself, but I'm glad you outed him first.

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    That is pretty cool looking.
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