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    My current ridge pole sections are 5' and 6'. In an 11' room I turn going corner to corner and this worked great even though the room was full of junk. I just hung over it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuliku View Post
    I've made also a video on how I made mine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGTVQgpn8yE
    Great Video!! Thanks for sharing. Now, if I could find inexpensive bamboo here in Ohio

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    Ok after 4 days I have made it to the end of the thread. I have 2 questions 1) what is the difference in force if you run 1 leg of the tripod under the hammock instead of away from the hammock? and 2 what is the difference is the ridge pole sets on top? I only ask this because I have it set up like this now for our base camp but using 6" diameter trees and want to reduce size it takes up some serious floor space but I can't turn the 3rd leg outward because of space.

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    In my setup putting the leg inside / under the hammock would not work, cause my ridgepole wont be able to hang under the tripod knot..
    Why the ridgepole hangs under it, well, how i understood it is that this way the weight is being distributed evenly downwards, rather then putting pressure on the top pieces of the tripod

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    My living room TL stand's legs are turned toward the hammock but at a slight angle away from the center line. I don't know exactly how much this reduces the inward pull, but it works well for us and reduces the overall length of the set up. Put one of the legs of each tripod inward toward the hammock. Just leave yourself enough room side to side for your legs and your head when on the diagonal.

    Congrats on getting through all 55 pages!

    P.S. I believe very early in this thread, Turtle Lady commented on her experimenting and deciding that the ridge pole hanging UNDER the tripods was much more stable than the ridge pole on TOP of the tripods.
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    OK I believe that is the right idea. thanks I guess I'll be headed to HD to try that I might be able to free up some space with that because I tried hanging my son from my rig and when your right next to each other there isn't any room to get a good diagonal.

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    With the ridge pole on top instead of hanging under works if your using 3'' fence post. If your using top rail it doesn't. Or does but not for long. The force caused mine to twist and ended up bending the insert and slowly dropped me to the ground.
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    Thanks makes sense. the hardest thing to decide on is how light I can go and still have something I am not afraid to hang my son from. It's bad if I get hurt but if he gets hurt I'm not going home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbagley112 View Post
    Thanks makes sense. the hardest thing to decide on is how light I can go and still have something I am not afraid to hang my son from. It's bad if I get hurt but if he gets hurt I'm not going home.
    Why are you trying to go lighter? Good way is to shorten the ridge pole for a smaller hammock.
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    My end goal is to have something I can carry in and set up if needed. Our base camp is roughly a mile hike, so I'm looking for something under 8 pounds and short enough to attach to my pack. I believe what I will have to do is build the tripods and use onsite materials for a ridge pole. I have spent all week trying to think of a way to eliminate the ridge pole. the closest I have engineered is making one of the tripod legs slightly longer with one leg running under the hammock attaching a pulley run my slings through the pulley down to the bottom spreader ties causing a triangle of force. would love to hear if anyone has tried this.

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