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    No Trees? No problem - Ground Anchors

    Pardon the video - I wanted to play with some editing but had no luck with the software I used... The content is there and I intended to add audio over the top but it never happened. I think its pretty self explanatory though

    Enjoy!!

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    Youtube is being slow for me tonight, but I was wondering if something like this would work. Can't wait for it to load so I can see if there were any issues

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    Source for ground anchors?

    They look very expensive, and very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jungleandy View Post
    They look very expensive, and very cool.
    I believe I picked them up from here:

    http://www.minntrapprod.com/catalog/...th=509_293_503

    Look around - I've seen them for cheaper.

    Remember to get the finned version as these have a retrieval boss on them (you need to setup a retrieval cable or rope on them though - I am using Dynema and you CAN NOT tie it on as it breaks at the knot - you gotta do a bury to make loops and then make the loop slip by putting it through the rest of the line. I also armor it using a piece of paracord sheeting around the loop itself.

    I would have explained all this in the video but the editing was a total waste of time / nightmare as you can see... I will try to remake the video once I find editing software that is worth while.

    -Xex

    EDIT:

    The driver is just a piece of rebar I cut to length and machined on the lathe so the end fit well. You could use any steel bar. I'd like to try it with Titanium since the steel is very heavy.
    The anchors weigh < 150 grams each (I think 147 when I weighed them). I'd love to find them in cast Titanium as well!

    -X
    Last edited by XexorZ; 09-22-2010 at 09:22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jred View Post
    Youtube is being slow for me tonight, but I was wondering if something like this would work. Can't wait for it to load so I can see if there were any issues
    here you go: http://mitchribar.com/2013/02/how-to...windows-guide/

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    Yeah. That's nifty. Any chance you can get a close-up of the rig? Maybe a few pictures? It's very cool.

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    Did you really use bronze oarlocks on top of the aluminum poles?
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    That's very cool and it looks rock solid judging by the opening scene. This might be a good time to remind folks that by law you are supposed to call One Call or whatever it's called in your state before you dig or drive anything into the ground. In most state parks, electric utilities are underground and I would hate to think what would happen if you drove this into a water line!

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    What are the oar locks for?? Why not just clove, or better yet, constrictor hitch the suspension lines to the uprights?

    Thanks for the video. It's nice to see how other people are doing things.
    ~Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by miisterwright View Post
    What are the oar locks for?? Why not just clove, or better yet, constrictor hitch the suspension lines to the uprights?

    Thanks for the video. It's nice to see how other people are doing things.
    I thought about using knots and it would probably work fine - but I had the oar lock and said "why not".

    My thought process was (in this order)

    Need to prevent line from falling off poll - especially on the head end
    Easy and available
    Force line will be center with the pole (less stress on support)
    Oar lock can not slide down a poll

    There are a lot of solutions that will work. This was mine at the time
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