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    Senior Member RedBeardHanger's Avatar
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    Great idea! It would be nice to have when there’s no trees around like at the beach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    Well apparently if put too much tension on the ridge pole it puts you on your butt.
    I changed to 3 sections of fence top rail to get more distance with my bridge. Now because my tripod poles are short (5ft) I lay my pole on top the tripod. Here is where the trouble started.
    I set it up 3 times and was fine. Then I decide to see how high I could get my bridge so as to hang my sons under me and we could hang together in the garage. Apparently the stand doesn't like an angle greater than 30* cause it put me on my butt and bent 2 of my 3 poles.
    Well... you didn't squash your kids...
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  3. #433
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    Oh no he was inside acting like a pirate and watching TV with his mom. I was testing to see if it could be done and my answer was a big negative.

    I could have done it if my tripod poles where taller. This would have given me a better angle to hang higher and put less stress on the ridge pole.
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    Field report on OD's TLS

    Just returned from two weeks in north Georgia and Virginia and the stand worked perfectly. Easy setup and takedown. The stand recieved some varied weight testing as it was in the living room on Thanksgiving Day and over a dozen people tried it out. The only problems encountered involved the length. The folded length of 6' wouldn't fit inside the truck and the set up length of 14' won't fit most bedrooms. Realized on this trip that unlike the forum members most people think it ,or you are, strange to sleep in a hammock. May have gotten some to think about it, maybe 2 to try it, but brother-in-law still refuses to try it. Gave up trying to convince him that it would be good for his back.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    Better off finding some, unless you have a big piece of property. The stuff grows like weeds. If you plant it, do your research first.
    grows like weeds is an understatement after my experiences with it. Burning it, digging it out, burning it again, some bit managed to survive and grow back twice as fierce. Eventually excavated a large area, sifted out the roots and back filled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHangingTechy View Post
    grows like weeds is an understatement after my experiences with it. Burning it, digging it out, burning it again, some bit managed to survive and grow back twice as fierce. Eventually excavated a large area, sifted out the roots and back filled it.
    Same experience here. Nothing worked but widescale excavation and back filling. That can get pricey!

    Don't plant bamboo! That's my honest advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindibadgi View Post
    Don't plant bamboo! That's my honest advice.

    I have to agree much as I like the stuff. My friend that has it cuts it back as he mows but I'll be he loses a foot of yard to it every year.
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  8. #438
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    Wait until it starts lifting his pavers. Then he'll be mad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreecher View Post
    ...There's a chance it's because my ridgepole isn't strong enough for this increased length...

    After I set it up and tighten everything (got mini whoopies just for this stand ) it looks fine, nice tension on the ridgeline of the hammock. Then I lay into it and the ridgepole bends up too darned much so my ridgeline is slack again...
    In an effort to get the collective mind working...you can fashion a simple truss with your ridgepole and amsteel blue to oppose the bending force....

    black = ridgepole
    blue = amsteel, zing-it, etc. - must be strung tight
    red = spacer...just a wild guess but start with 6"

    Last edited by gmcttr; 11-29-2011 at 20:12.

  10. #440
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    @gmcttr - thanks for the suggestion, bit stupid of me to try it without something like that. I already used a similar solution on my original stand with a much shorter ridgepole for the eno (see pages: 24, post #236 for the idea, and page 27, post #268 for the execution) => picture: http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...hp?i=15005&c=4

    I didn't get to making a longer line to do the same with the very lengthy ridge solution yet. In hindsight, it was really stupid to not try that as my first attempted solution. Yours is attached differently to my initial version though, I think I might try both.

    I'll get back to you on that, thanks for reminding me and giving me a new idea all in one!

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