Okay - the second rounded piece I saw is actually used to secure the tie down to the ground. In this picture you showed:
I looked to me like another top piece.
That's an interesting way to do it.
Anybody got resources to spec this thing out in aluminum? AL tubing should work fine since all pieces will be straight with in line compression forces. Remaining hardware would be custom fabbed.
Simple change in materials could swap this rig into a group hang usage possibility. Probably would still be a bit much for backpacking, unless... is their a take apart pack frame/bipod idea waiting to be conceived?
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Should work with thick aluminium as well...
You talked about compression forces only, not true !
The bipod has to be at around 5 degree leaning backward, the forces are as well on the vertical beams, we made it previously on wood and the bending of the wood made us abandon this product ! was beautifull, but not safe on the long run...We made it on teak, was was fianlly not good and then tried with Redwood but was not satisfactory as well.
This on 1 inch diameter, bigger diameter might work for the job...
Aluminium, with 3 mm thick wall will do, eventually 2 mm allready, but then you have near the same weigth as the stainless model...
There are many kinds of aluminum, if you take Avional, what is used for aviation, some stuff could be sturdy, light, thin - to make strong poles, bipods...
My BiPods arrived today - they are absolutely perfect! I am so impressed by how easily it all goes together, and how small it all packs down. The carry bag is well designed and perfect for carrying in the back of my small car. When travelling with the car, I'll just need one bipod and can then use the car to anchor the other end. If I'm setting a base camp for a few days where there are no trees (or I'm not allowed to use the trees) then I'll use the second set as well.
Of all the 'portable' hammock mounts I've seen on this forum, this is by far the easiest to travel with (unless you like hanging off a trekking pole), and I think it will work just great with the HH bottom opening.
Perhaps the only minor criticism I'd make is that the poles could perhaps be a smidgin tighter fitting so they stay together when moving the bipod. Still, that's nothing a but of plumbers tape around the joins won't fix.
All in all, I'm very, very impressed and would heartily recommend this to any hanger looking for a portable solution. Rather than spending days buying, cutting, screwing timber, just pay the money and get one of these!
Thanks for all your help Pascal
Now I know what they mean by 'Hang loose, man'!
That thing looks nice!
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Anyone able to get one in the US?
I found this from Amazon for $49 Madera Hammock Stand
Looks like the same thing as in one of the photos above and what he was talking about in wood...???
250 lb capacity, but I really like the Stainless strength and ground base in this package.