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

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

  1. Dan Alexander

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    Heads up to you hammockers that might be travelling where there won't be decent trees to hang from. These guys have been working on this idea for a while and it's finally coming to market. It packs up small enough for bike travel.

    Crazy gravity defying idea but it seems to work from what I read on Hammock Forums. All the weight is in a downward direction and there's only one tether to the ground that doesn't have much pull so easy to stake in hard or really soft ground.

    Tensahedron Stand ......

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    https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum...and-the-commercial-packable-tensahedron-stand
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  2. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I love the idea but that looks like it would put me in the ER before I got a single night's sleep in it. :lol3

    I'm sure it works if you can do slackline but what about the clumsy among us?
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    Like I said it looks gravity defying but from reports of beta testers it works well.

    May be a good idea to refrain from having the local hooker over for wild sexual adventures till you get used to it :viking

    There's a video somewhere of a guy getting in, I'll see if I can find it.

    here we go, they call it a fulcrum tensahedron stand

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  4. Dan Alexander

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    Here's the guy with an early prototype of 2x2's ......

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    I want to like this...but 11 lbs. ouch. $300, next ouch. There is definitely a future in this concept, but I'm not ready to pull that pin yet.
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  6. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    A buddy gave me a hammock that I've never used yet. I feel kinda bad about it, so I try to keep my eyes open for stuff like this.

    Still loving my tent.
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  7. MiteyF

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    Been watching these since they popped up on the hammock forums. Been planning a DIY, but it's down the list a bit.
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    Shouldn't it be guy'ed out at either end? Your pic with the scooter only shows it guy'ed out to the bike-what keeps it from tipping toward the bike?
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  9. sarhog

    sarhog Ride far...

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    I just use a couple of trees....:dunno
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    freewheelin' Been here awhile Supporter

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    Deposit made:y0! Trees are sometimes far and few in the west.:nono
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  11. Dan Alexander

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    I guess the guys who only use trees don't travel very far. Also lots of campgrounds won't let you tie a hammock to a tree.

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    you can try a DIY but good luck finding telescoping poles the right size and thickness, I haven't found any and I've looked.

    The best other options for hammock stands weigh lots more and don't pack neary as small.

    ENO .... $250 packed size 34 x 11 x 10 and weighs 15 lbs

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    TATO ... $325 packed size 45 x 8 weighs 24 lbs

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    and that's it for easy, portable stands that don't require lots of staking out
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  13. Dan Alexander

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    Physics
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    I wasn't planning on telescoping poles.

    Honestly, I've camped places without trees before I got into hammocking, and have found I very rarely enjoy them enough to stay more than a day. Deserts are cool, but only for a day. Plains? Pretty in their own right, but again, I get over it quick. I spend my trips looking for places with nice (read, generally twisty) roads, and some good short sections of dirt (read; forest roads), and these are generally found in the same places as trees. Besides, I rarely put on less than 300 miles a day on trips, and I've found I can almost always find 2 trees within 300 miles of almost anywhere. To each his own, but desert, tundra, plains etc really test my patience. If I can ride for 100+ miles and everything looks the same as it did when I started, I'm gonna keep going until I find something different. Namely, trees.
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    freewheelin' Been here awhile Supporter

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    Trees and people make me claustrophobic. I like both a few at a time so I can appreciate them.
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    and there we are, one person has no need of the stand I posted as he's got everything figured out and one can probably make very good use of it.
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    No real need for one, but that doesn't mean I won't figure out a way to get/make one!
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  18. cjclint

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    Here is a home made version of this stand with rain cover

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    Okay physicist, if you want to sell me one, how about enlightening my ignorance? If something is centrally balanced on the ground at two points, with a guy at one end, I don't see what will keep it from tipping toward the guy and falling over? I see how, once you are in the hammock and balanced over the contact patches, it won't tip.

    I'm a sometime hammock camper and I'm interested in this, but laconic smartassery doesn't sell your product.
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  20. cjclint

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    It does work with only a guy out tied at the foot end and is very stable. For most of us the upper part of our body is heavier than our feet. When the foot end is tied it stabilizes the stand. You can also hang a weigh (like backpack) on head end to make it even more stable.
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