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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Possibly get some replacement carbon fiber poles to reduce the pole weight?
    http://www.fibraplex.com/tentpoles2B.asp
    I will carry mine from time to time as the mood, urge strikes. Like driving the Cadillac on Sunday>>>>>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Possibly get some replacement carbon fiber poles to reduce the pole weight?
    http://www.fibraplex.com/tentpoles2B.asp
    I will carry mine from time to time as the mood, urge strikes. Like driving the Cadillac on Sunday>>>>>>
    Shug
    Great website, Shug. I had been looking into replacing the stock Aluminum poles with Carbon Fiber ones. Have you liked your RR so far? Taken it on a trip yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Possibly get some replacement carbon fiber poles to reduce the pole weight?
    http://www.fibraplex.com/tentpoles2B.asp
    I will carry mine from time to time as the mood, urge strikes. Like driving the Cadillac on Sunday>>>>>>
    Shug
    I just sent them a email about getting a pole set made for one of my RR's
    Thank you for the link

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    As far as I have talked with those folks they only work with tent pole sized poles...pencil type diameter. Though it seams like MedicineMan had some Carbon fiber poles made for a bridge....or perhaps it was just his hiking poles...made up a year or two..or three ago.

    Some thread searching to be done for sure.
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    Senior Member CB200T's Avatar
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    Well, my set up isn't getting any lighter, I just ordered the cloud burst tarp. Took advantage of it while it was still on sale. New hammock and tarp on the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Trekking poles for bridge spreader bars are for skinny people. If you don't consider yourself a skinny person, don't wreck a set of poles.

    Yeah, the RR is about the same weight as the Birds when you remove the spreader bars. Not that the Blackbirds are exactly lightweight backpacking hammocks. They are easily bearable to backpack with, but if you're really worried about weight then neither of these hammocks are likely to even make the wish list. I've hiked with my RR a couple of times now and don't have any complaints about the weight. I would take a more appropriate hammock on a long distance hike, but for a 30 mile weekend it's just dandy.
    you can put a dowel in there to keep it from collapsing (only need to do this at head end, foot should be ok without a dowel) the rei shocklight hiker uses a 12.5" dowel

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    Thanks, but these are shock absorbing poles and Brandon clearly says, don't use them.

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    that pole has a function where you can turn the shock absorbing feature off

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceweaseal View Post
    I just sent them a email about getting a pole set made for one of my RR's
    Thank you for the link
    If they can do something, let us know... I might be interested if the price is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB200T View Post
    Well, my set up isn't getting any lighter, I just ordered the cloud burst tarp. Took advantage of it while it was still on sale. New hammock and tarp on the way!
    Same here. Darn Black Friday sales!

    I used a WBBB with Edge tarp, light, but could never get 100% comfortable with it. So I got a BMBH. That feels much more comfortable, but a bit of squeeze at the shoulders and a feeling of being down in a ditch. I'm hoping the RR will solve the problems.

    Willing to go heavier for comfort.

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    Next up is ordering a lynx. Brandon is taking all my money!
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