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    trekking poles

    has anyone tried adapting trekking poles to use as spreader bars?

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    IIRC Grizz posted a pic of that but that was a while ago.
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    It can and has been done. However the stresses on the spreader bars require some modifications to the poles. At least one of those is to place a limiter inside the pole so it can not collapse. Some folks have used wooden dowels in the past.

    I have not followed bridge technology closely recently so I may not be up on all the tips and cheats. But the answer is, or at least has been, yes... it's been done.
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    co-incidently, I put up a video a week ago that shows how I turned Gossamer Gear LT-4 hiking poles into spreader bars (among other things). The spreader bar transformation is the first thing to happen in the vid.
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    i watched that,thankyou,it gives me some ideas also

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    Tigoat trekking poles used as spreader bars

    The link above is a trip report with a pic of a bridge hammock using Tigoat trekking poles as spreaders. The video link has some footage also. The footage of the bridge hammock is near the end of the video so you don't have to watch the entire trip report

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    Pan uses a pair of Leki that are two section and when fully collapsed they are the perfect length for use as spreaders. Slick setup.
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    i have lekis also,i would like to see that rig and how it adapts. thanks

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