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    I did not ever try this...I got in on the free shipping for the handy hammock and decided it was worth it to not have to worry about DIYing something like this up. But I would be interested in seeing someone trying it.

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    I found these on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Speaker-Monito...I3I24VKPBZM1LW

    175 on each stand - strap one of the fence top-rail posts to the top with a couple of eye-bolts screwed in a couple of inches in from the mount on top of the stand. With all the weight pushing down and split between the two stands it should work - right?
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    Something like this maybe, but I don't think you'll have much luck without the suportting truss across the top.

    Worked on stages for awhile setting up speakers & mics. The weight rating on these is primarily because of the locking collar. If you exceed the weight limit the tube can colapse into the base as the fiction on the locking collar is overcome. I believe the tubing has much greater strength in that vertical configuration. Adding the truss across the top may make it possible to safely use as a hammock stand. YMMV, ATTEMPT AT YOUR OWN RISK, NOT RESPINBILE FOR BRUISES OF PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL NATURE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronAlso View Post
    Something like this...
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    I use these types of stands all the time at work, and have particular experience with the American DJ models. What they don't tell you is
    A) the weight limit is based on zero vertical extension. The locking collar that holds the vertical bar is just a plastic friction collar and it will slip vertically at much less than 200. And they get weaker with age as the aluminum tube and collars get polished and smooth. Generally anything over 60 pounds vertical will start to slip
    B) The tubing is very thin walled and it only takes a small dent to weaken it enough to fail. I've had them fall when one kid tripped and landed on a leg at a dance party.
    C) Those vertical masts are rated for ZERO lateral load. You could do the truss across the top but only if you hand from the truss itself, not the masts.

    All told, you'll get off much cheaper and lighter with three 2"x2"x8' pieces of lumber and when folded up they will pack to a smaller diameter than those speaker stands do.
    Edit: Although, yes, the stands would collapse to a shorter length. IMHO, the only way they would be superior.

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    Love the idea and design of the Handy hammock but still need a way to hang your tarp. otherwise really cool product

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