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  1. #3121
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    BTW, this is what I was talking about. It's not that elegant, and I should have been more careful with the drilling the holes to get them centered, but it works. I also added stake loops about 1-2" from the bottom of each leg using some 1" webbing I salvaged from an old backpack that wore out. With the cross-bars and stakes in place, my stand was super stable. An added bonus is that the nub of 2x2 sticking out of the back of the outer leg makes a great place to tie off the tarp ridgeline.

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    Haha. My wife just gave me a list for this stand... I wonder where she got it from...? (Sarcasm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgstclair View Post
    Yeah, I learned the hard way one time already.

    Set the legs to be contained to 48" and also created a strap and hook system that lowers the ridgepole down approx. 9".
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    Can anyone explain why the ridgeline goes slack when weight is added to hammock now? When I had it set up between two trees (about 16-17 feet apart) I didn't have this.

    thanks
    https://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

    Chances are with the length of your hammock/suspension you're a bit shorter than before. Shorten the suspension if you can.... Once you get it dialed in then maybe you can skip the hook/strap system and just shorten the tripod legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgstclair View Post
    Yeah, I learned the hard way one time already.

    Set the legs to be contained to 48" and also created a strap and hook system that lowers the ridgepole down approx. 9".
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    Can anyone explain why the ridgeline goes slack when weight is added to hammock now? When I had it set up between two trees (about 16-17 feet apart) I didn't have this.

    thanks
    the only way the ridgeline can go slack now is that your ridge pole is bowing shortening the overall length

    when you crawl into the hammock and look up you wont see the bow if it is upward

    the attachment points you are using are outside the points where you are suspending the ridgepole from the stand thus pulling downward on the ends causing the bow

    the trees didn't move

    it doesn't take much

    sw
    "we are the people our parents warned us about" jb

    steve

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    My turtle dog approach

    Here is my approach. I took the hinge idea and elaborated by having a local metal worker fabricate tripod mounts for me from steel. These are VERY durable and stable. Then I followed standard procedure. A few details to work out still, but these are a very very nice solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstruhar30 View Post
    Here is my approach. I took the hinge idea and elaborated by having a local metal worker fabricate tripod mounts for me from steel. These are VERY durable and stable. Then I followed standard procedure. A few details to work out still, but these are a very very nice solution.

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    Steven forgive me for asking but what does the fabricated, tripod mounts, eliminate as a problem? Is it to keep the legs from splaying/moving or is it a solution to a problem with the hinges?

    Happy 4th.

    Bob

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    Mostly just nervousness about the single bolt in 2 of the legs with most hinges, and general durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenstruhar30 View Post
    Mostly just nervousness about the single bolt in 2 of the legs with most hinges, and general durability.
    copy that

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    Steven, as one who weighs in over 275# on a good day i too tend to "overbuild" many original designs

    just rememberize the original design for this system was simply lashed bamboo legs

    your "heavy metal" solution should hold you quite well as long as you have good wooden legs

    the wood we can source today is most often the weakest link in this design

    just an old fat man's 2 worth this morning

    sw
    "we are the people our parents warned us about" jb

    steve

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