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markinsol
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PostSubject: Tensahedron Stand   Sat 22 Sep 2018, 12:51

Here is my homemade Tensahedron stand made using EMT conduit.
Its so simple to make and with a ridgeline and cheap Decathlon Tarp perfect for chilling in the rain

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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Sat 22 Sep 2018, 13:09

Nice work! Does the frame interfere with your head/ feet on the diagonal (or are they below the frame)?

Any pics of the frame/ stand collapsed?

How portable is it? Size/ weight etc....

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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Sat 22 Sep 2018, 14:30

The stand just folds together to the width of the 4 poles. The length of each pole is 10ft so fits in the back of my car with the rear seats down.
I certainly have found no issues with head or feet interference as yes you lie beneath the frame.
Gadget off here is the expert and has made a collapsible version available to view on YouTube.
Infact I took inspiration from watching his Video including a two pole version!
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Sun 23 Sep 2018, 23:05

That looks great. In my naivety I had to Google emt conduit. How robust is it do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Mon 24 Sep 2018, 06:23

Very robust, absolutely no change of bending.
I have tethered a line to each end although only one is needed at the head end and added a ridgeline for consistency
There are a few clips on YouTube now showing how to make one yourself
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Tue 25 Sep 2018, 22:45

Sounds promising. What diameter tube did you use?
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Wed 26 Sep 2018, 06:27

I used 3/4 inch EMT conduit from screw fix
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Thu 27 Sep 2018, 18:06

Just a quick update Meadows
One of my EMT pole bent today as I fixed the stand to a peg at both ends. This reduces the load capacity greatly.
Just fix at the foot end and shift weight slightly towards the head end
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Mon 01 Oct 2018, 21:32

Cheers for the update @markinsol . Do you have previous experience using the conduit?
Does the screw thread at each end mean you can connect pieces together?
Is there a min and max size of hammock a 10ft (for example) tube will allow?

Just a quick q about your suspension. Is that a dyneema sling as the suspension on your hammock? If so have you tried it with a Beckett Hitch using Amsteel? Im thinking it would make a nice 'soft' suspension system. I've seen some 6mm dyneema webbing that could be used as the hammock end loops in conjunction with amsteel leads. Although not sure they would hold as both are pretty slippery.
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PostSubject: Re: Tensahedron Stand   Wed 10 Oct 2018, 16:06

Sorry for the delay in replying Meadows
Its the first time I have ever tried anything DIY using conduit
The general consensus is that you can't screw the conduit together at the ends if you were thinking of cutting the 10ft length in half and joining together
Its actually structurally safer to cut into 3 pieces

I have used a DD XL frontline Hammock on the stand and that's 11ft

In answer to the suspension i have simply used the suspension that came with my Kammok Roo and using a carabiner hook it to the steel robe i have used to join the poles together
I will be swooping this steel robe for Amsteel
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