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    Callahan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post


    Here is a shot of the bumpers. These ones have been on the hammock for about 6 or 7 months so they show a little wear but should give an idea of how and where they go onto the hammock at.

    Overall it's a very simple installation. All of the lines are just larks headed onto the Apex buckles and you can remove them, slip on the bumpers and reattach the lines to the Apex buckle in just a mater of moments for each end of the hammock. Total time to add the bumpers is probably under 5 minutes and will give you a measure of protection from anything you use as a spreader bar...be it the stock bars or hiking poles.
    That's a great solution Paul, will be adopting that tonight! Thanks for posting.

    Cheers

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    Perfect!!!

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    Been using Paul's (AHE) bumpers now about 4 weeks,,and they work great with protecting my cuben tarps. I replaced my Apex Buckles with Dutch Beiners in case I want to modify with ease anytime also.
    Last edited by Acer; 08-27-2013 at 18:23.

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    I drilled out the handle of my hiking pole (Black Diamond) and found that the stock pole that came with the RR fit perfect. I cut it to 3 in and tried it. It worked great but the tip of the pole snapped after a couple of uses. So, after getting a new tip I cut the apposing end of the stock pole slid it over the tip, after cutting it to hit the tip and bottom out on the on the tip at the same time. Perfect, handle worked great and no flexing on the tip. Ordered a few parts from quest outfitters and made a second set. Total weight of what are basicly end piece is 3.1 oz. Now how to reattach the pole straps. Using a 1/2 in dowel I sanded the first 2 in to fit into the end of the trekking pole then widened it to fit the diameter of the hole drilled into the handle. Then using a brass screw I attached the strap to the top of the pole. Wala it likes like it was made that way. This added .3 oz. to what was there before. Now using my trekking poles and the new tips my spreader bars are 3.4oz instead of the 11 oz before I started.

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    Ok, I'm slow.....it took me about 20 minutes this evening to find a big chunk of heatshrink tubing in my stash, cut the pieces to size, and install them. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try them out this weekend. Thanks for the great idea.

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    Since it was last minute, I ended up copying Paul's rubber bumper idea with several layers of duct tape. It's not a perfect long term solution, but it worked in a pinch. By the way, the Mountainsmith Trekker FX Trekking Pole with camera mount worked PERFECTLY with the RidgeRunner for 8 days through some nasty weather. What a great system!

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    I changed my mod up a bit to get away from the hiking pole tip breaking problem.
    now I use just the upper section of pole with the other two sections pulled out.
    the same small piece of the origional spreader bar goes in the other end too .
    light with security.
    have had good results using the two remaining sections on the foot end,might get you down to one pole if desired.
    spreader bar pole slides right over the second section shaft end?

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