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    I am thinking of using a fiber material, and not so afraid of the pole coming down, but am a bit afraid of the material splintering with lots of flying shrapnel to follow
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    kevlar vest and safety goggles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    kevlar vest and safety goggles?
    Ha ha ha.... yep! i like it
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    Extreme hammocking?

    Haha, I can see the youtube video now.

    "Now don't forget your saftey equipment folks, don't wanna loose an eye."

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    Quote Originally Posted by QChan View Post
    Extreme hammocking?

    Haha, I can see the youtube video now.

    "Now don't forget your saftey equipment folks, don't wanna loose an eye."
    There is something contradicting in the term "extreme hammocking", to me hammocking is all about comfort and relaxation.

    But realizing that i don't sleep(literally!) without my hammock, and a week long excursion to Berlin(at a hotel) with the family coming up. I gotta find an easily carried solution(that need to be small enough to take on the train). So far Turtlelady's stand looks the most promising.
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  6. #206
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    Bomber -- My aluminum stand was shipped across the continent to my daughter's by FedEx for $18.00. Cheaper and easier than checking it as extra luggage. It included the aluminum legs, the thin wall steel ridgepole in three sections at 42" each piece. It made a small bundle weighing 11 pounds, 42 inches long, barely 6" in diameter. Definitely doable on a train. FIND A WAY! Then be sure to take pictures for us. A TL stand in Berlin. Yee-haw!

    BTW, I now use Shumway's method of larksheading the hanging loop onto the ridgepole and love it! The larkshead holds the pole nicely.

    With the three piece ridgepole for this stand, I splurged and used two male ended sections, with the center piece being double female. This was nicer than using the connector sleeves made for fencing. The fit is better and feels so much more secure.

    Shumway -- Thumbs up for the ski bag idea. I don't live in an area where there is skiing, but when I am out in Portland in September, I will look for these in the second hand stores.

    Extreme hammocking -- I will readily admit that when I am about to hang from the skinny bamboo poles, or the recent thin aluminum, or even the original electrical conduit stand, it still feels extreme. But I smile big when settled in for the night, knowing how comfortably I will wake up in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlelady View Post
    Bomber -- My aluminum stand was shipped across the continent to my daughter's by FedEx for $18.00. Cheaper and easier than checking it as extra luggage. It included the aluminum legs, the thin wall steel ridgepole in three sections at 42" each piece. It made a small bundle weighing 11 pounds, 42 inches long, barely 6" in diameter. Definitely doable on a train. FIND A WAY! Then be sure to take pictures for us. A TL stand in Berlin. Yee-haw!
    I couldn't mail it to my neighbor for $18 where i live
    But i will find a way(and i will take pictures)
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    Turtle Lady: Check out shopgoodwill.com for a second-hand ski tote. They "cherry pick" the best stuff from all the Goodwills in the U.S. and I often see sporting goods from the Northwest and other ski areas for next to nothing! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QChan View Post
    Extreme hammocking?

    Haha, I can see the youtube video now.

    "Now don't forget your saftey equipment folks, don't wanna loose an eye."
    Don't kid yourself. Last nights testing with a new design had a galvanized pole fall right onto my privates. Luckily, it stopped after pushing on me only about 1 mm worth. I think another part fell in its way to prevent it from going further. whew!
    Last edited by toober; 07-27-2011 at 14:02.
    Tag with Home if your thread is more about home hammocks. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toober View Post
    Don't kid yourself. Last nights testing with a new design had a pole fall right onto my privates. Luckily, it stopped after pushing on me only about 1 mm worth. I think another part fell in its way to prevent it from going further. whew!
    Gives new meaning to the name "Toober"!
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