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    Pole Mod: Questions about pole design

    Last weekend I sewed a pair of 2QZQ's pockets onto my Superfly and using some old fiberglass poles from a long discarded tent I tried out the Pole Mod.
    Pole length ended up being 124" and it worked great! Now that I have the length of the pole determined, I want to get aluminum poles from Quest Outfitters to reduce the weight. I am trying to decide on whether to use 7 segments in the 18" range or 9 sections in the 14" range. I would prefer the shorter segments for ease of packing. Will shorter segments tend to make the pole stiffer when bending the arc or is it the opposite? The fiberglass pole is 5/16" and has the perfect stiffness to provide a wide arc which spreads out the tarp quite nicely. Does anyone have any experience comparing the stiffness of fiberglass poles to aluminum?
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    I got the carbon fiber poles.... 7 sections and I love it. Light and spreads the tarp well.
    Not sure it answered your question though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I got the carbon fiber poles.... 7 sections and I love it. Light and spreads the tarp well.
    Not sure it answered your question though.
    Shug
    Yea, I lusted after the CF poles. Just can't justify the cost to the boss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I got the carbon fiber poles.... 7 sections and I love it. Light and spreads the tarp well.
    Not sure it answered your question though.
    Shug
    Do you happen to know the weight? I'm thinking about this mod myself, but want to figure out the cost & general weight of the poles give or take a gram.

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    http://www.fibraplex.com/tentpolesC.asp

    This link will help. It is the pole length calculator from Fibraplex who make the carbon fiber poles. The weight and price is included in the calculator.
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