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    Strapped I have not tested this at all but I am pretty sure it would work. Just be cautious sitting down and see how much it flexes. If it is 1 solid piece i cant imagine it breaking. (If you are using sections then that could possibly be a weak point depending on how you are attaching the sections.) It may flex a lot but I doubt it would be an issue. If your suspension attaches close to where the pipe hangs then there really is not a lot of leverage. If you are attaching your suspension a foot or more away from where the pipe hangs then you are increasing the leverage. Try it slowly at first and report how it acted. I would bet on you having no issue but hey I could be wrong. I would try it.

    CamRuns. I would not advise hanging that low if you are going to be over concrete or pavement. Your hammock will tear in a heartbeat. I have a hole in my cheap hammock from hitting concrete. You can try it but I am sure rocks and other debris would be just as hazardous.
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    I agree with Pete. Hanging the hammock directly under the tripod is critical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsara View Post
    TurtleDog 2.0!...I wanted to get all three of the boards to be part of the cradle that the pole lays on...
    Use a hole saw or spade bit to drill a hole through the tripod to "clamp" the top pole as I have depicted so poorly in the photo.user16220_pic15369_1340573429.jpg

    As always, I recommend using spread limiters low on the tripods.

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    Pics or it didn't happen. This was my first project from the site and it kept me in good stead at fiddle camp. I'm still working on some of the details, going to try and hang the bar straight from the chain with the end hooks and then hang the hammock from the bar with clamps. We'll see. Hopefully this will allow me to hang the tarp beyond the length of the hammock, as well as adjust hammock lay.

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    but enough about me hppyfngy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptAhmadKnackwurst View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen.
    Still didn't happen. Can't see facebook pics...
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    How now, brown cow?

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    Oh, now I see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptAhmadKnackwurst View Post
    ...going to try and hang the bar straight from the chain with the end hooks and then hang the hammock from the bar with clamps...
    Nice. Move the straps connecting the ridgepole and tripods closer to the hammock suspension connection points to lessen the bowing and stress in the ridgepole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptAhmadKnackwurst View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen. This was my first project from the site and it kept me in good stead at fiddle camp. I'm still working on some of the details, going to try and hang the bar straight from the chain with the end hooks and then hang the hammock from the bar with clamps. We'll see. Hopefully this will allow me to hang the tarp beyond the length of the hammock, as well as adjust hammock lay.

    this is what I was talking about. That stand was about this short

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    I used 1" emt with a coupling and a 3' piece of 3/4 inside to stiffen everthing up with no problems at 12'(2-6' sections). I feel that 3/4 bends way to easy for me to trust it.

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