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    Hammock stand using a set of speaker stands?

    I was helping a buddy of mine load some DJ equipment since his back went out and could not lift his massive speakers. He pulled out his stands for those massive speakers and my wheels started turning...His speaker stands were light weight tubular aluminum with a telescoping pole on the top. I came home and started googling. I found these on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Seismic-Audio-...speaker+stands

    They are rated for 200 LBS EACH and apparently weigh in at about 9 LBS EACH. I think a set of these might make a pretty nice Hammock stand. Any thoughts? Anyone ever try these?

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    Boy I don't know if they'd work too well??? That aluminum is ok at taking straight vertical loads but with a hammock you'll be seeing a more angular load even if you have a horizontal support bar over top. Not sure how structurally sound the aluminum is in those but I've seen a fair share of those speaker stands being an ex-musician and I don't recall them being all that strong.

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    I like it.

    My concern would be how much sideways pressure the base will hold. On my stand I used galvanized conduit (defiantly overkill) and amsteel for the tie outs. On a four night trip every morning I would either reposition the base or tighten up the guide lines. Keep in mind I have not seen these audio stands in person, but I do believe that you are on to something.
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    Could be a nice variation on the turtledog stand.
    You might want to go in for one of these and call it a day. http://www.bulbamerica.com/silver-pr...:referralID=NA
    A bit expensive but nice.

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    I looked at those and thought like SteveS about the Turtle stands. If you could add a ridgepole to these two I think it may just work. But at $39 an piece that can get a bit expensive.
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    Did you ever try this? I'm looking into some kind of stand, and I would be very interested to know if this works.

    I use these on a regular basis, and I do notice the sway to spearker has when full extended, but I wonder if some ratchet straps from the top down to each leg would strengthen it up enough? I know there are plenty that can hold the weight...

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    They'd definitely need a ridgepole. Also, the locking mechanism for the extendable upright may not be strong enough. If it's a screw type, definitely not. A toggle, maybe ....

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    That would be a neat idea, I'd like to see a set in action.
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    I'd definitely like to see if this would work. Don"t know if I'd like to be the one who tries it, but I'd like to see if it would work.
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    Hammock stand using a set of speaker stands?

    I might try...I'm a big 'un so if I can make it work then it should work for others.

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