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John Devitt
(cabana) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
Pole Set on 10/24/2009 23:32:18 MDT Print View

I have a golie Hex 2 that I love for shorter hikes, and when I may have to wait out weather. It is the first gen model and I do have the nest for it. Now that my kids are going hiking with me, the thought of being able to set this tent up without the use of a single center pole seem very benifical to me.
I was wondering if it was possible to get a tripod like design set of poles made up to eliminate the center pole. I am sure that some reinforcement fabric would be needed at the points where the poles meet the floor, and perhaps a type of hub at the peak to evenly support the tent.
So, what do think about this? Is it possible? Where would I start? Who could build this? Does tripod need adjustable legs? Thanks for the input!

Edited by cabana on 10/24/2009 23:46:09 MDT.

James Byrnes
(backfeets1) - M

Locale: Midwest.... Missouri
poles...... on 10/25/2009 02:05:55 MDT Print View

Just use 2 poles.