There's a New Hammock Stand on the Way, Perfect for Biking

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Dan Alexander, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    I wouldn't trust them. One of the questions about using them for a canvas tent is answered from the seller saying that they can take 300# of compression forces. The fulcrum stand does also apply some bending force to the pole, and I bet those tarp poles would not withstand those forces.

    It looks like they only pack down to 32"?
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I wouldnt trust those either. Nice porch poles though.
    Or using with just the tarp as a sun or rain shelter
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  3. Dan Alexander

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    agree, not strong enough.
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  4. KayDubbya

    KayDubbya Been here awhile

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  5. houlster

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    *maybe* with one working as a ridgid ridgeline to take the bending forces out... ???
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  6. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    I finally had a chance to test the stand before my trip this week. Setup is pretty easy. Taking my time, I think it took me 5-7 min. I anchored the stand to my front wheel. I would imagine that using the stand while inebriated is a bad idea. It can get a little tipsy getting in and out if you aren't careful.

    I'm stoked that I won't need to go to ground ever again![​IMG][​IMG]
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  7. Tiger993

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    Thanks for the photos. Did you set up your tarp as well? I haven't figured out how the tarp works with this stand.
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  8. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Maybe I am misunderstanding how this stand works.

    But would it not be better if the feet pushed against each other in the bottom center under the hammock where they meet in the above photo? instead of being beside one another?
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  9. Dan Alexander

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    Looking good!!!

    I've seen some people setup their tarp with separate poles. I've got a pair of Bubbogears poles that were popular a few years back that pack small.

    OTOH I've got a Chrysalis Hammock that has a camper sleeve that covers the hammock so don't need a tarp unless the weather looks really bad.

    Trying to get a pic out of Photobucket is horrible!! Here's a stock pic

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  10. cjclint

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    Tarp works fine with this type stand, I had it setup in fairly strong wind and it was stable. First time using a tarp it takes some adjusting to get the tarp ridge line the correct length to match your hammock but once set it should be correct for future setups. Hanging a pack on the head end of stand for a little ballast makes it more stable for getting in and out of hammock but is not necessary. Tarp corners being staked also makes stand more stable as in my earlier photo (post #48). The gathered end hammock in my photo is 11' and covered with 11' x 8' tarp. Not sure but think poles in my homemade stand may be slightly longer than ones in the Tensa4 stand https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/.
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  11. Dan Alexander

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    set-up video is online ....

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  12. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Oh those are beefier poles than I had envisioned in my head.
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  13. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    The assembly video is very helpful. My takeaway is what I expected: there are a number of steps involved in getting set up, but none of them are difficult.
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  14. Dan Alexander

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    Just noticed on their website (maybe it was on Hammock Forums) they mention 500 different steps for the construction of the set. They sure have put a lot of time and effort into making these things. I was wondering how it could be done a bit cheaper but I think I'll just pay up and be happy they went to the trouble. Without these I was thinking I'd have to go back to tenting for a long bike trip.
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