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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoveryDiver View Post
    Many thanks for all the ideas...I like the idea o using some kind of rubber...I have some tennis grip on hand, can't hurt to try ;>
    I use short sections of inner tube (for road bicycle tires) to insure that my "tree straps" can't slip on the metal ridgepole of a "turtlelady" stand. If you don't have an old tube laying around, a bicycle shop should have a trash can full or even buy one for a lifetime supply for this sort of use. The small diameter should just fit to slip on your poles.

    Be sure to clean the talc out of the inside of the sections you use.

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    Or buy a kids tube... Like for a 12" bicycle tire... Smaller diameter might fit tighter... And a little cheaper.
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Or buy a kids tube... Like for a 12" bicycle tire... Smaller diameter might fit tighter... And a little cheaper.
    A 700c road bike tube will have a smaller cross section diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I use short sections of inner tube (for road bicycle tires) to insure that my "tree straps" can't slip on the metal ridgepole of a "turtlelady" stand. If you don't have an old tube laying around, a bicycle shop should have a trash can full or even buy one for a lifetime supply for this sort of use. The small diameter should just fit to slip on your poles.

    Be sure to clean the talc out of the inside of the sections you use.
    Thanks, I'll give that a try...

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    Ok, I temporarily abandoned double bipod stand 1.0 for a different design/material...stand 2.0.

    I'll get back to 1.1 later, but 2.0 is made from thin wall 32mm stainless tubing with dowel inserts.

    Time has been so tight, I've not had time to test it...and have to use it tomorrow ;>

    I'll report how it goes...

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    May want to try using a pipe hitch to lash with. It is a tensioning hitch that will not slip while pressure is on it. Just an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy View Post
    May want to try using a pipe hitch to lash with. It is a tensioning hitch that will not slip while pressure is on it. Just an idea.
    Shame that knot isn't on my iPhone program...

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    I'm not sure how the pipe hitch applies to this use. It is used to attach to one pipe...not to lash two together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I'm not sure how the pipe hitch applies to this use. It is used to attach to one pipe...not to lash two together.
    Two pipes driven @ 30 degrees into the ground at each end, a short distance apart, and angled toward each other at the top. Each pair is joined by a rope bridge between the pipes, a hitch on each pipe with a single rope to common to both? The end of the hammock is attached midway to the bridge

    Or, if there is just one pipe at each end, the end of the hammock is joined to the rope used to form the pipe hitch, pulling down in line with the 30 degree pipe.

    Does everyone share the same mental image of a bipod?

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