Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
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John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question on 04/10/2010 12:59:20 MDT Print View

Hi,
I converted to Pacerpoles recently, and was wondering if anyone else uses Pacerpoles and the Golite ShangriLa 3.
I did a test pitch with the new poles, and here are the results, and I'm a little worried the tension on the fabric is too much, as the grip doesn't sit well in the apex of the shelter.
Any thoughts or advice, or will it be fine?

Pacerpoles inside
Pacerpole inside the apex reinforcement.

Outside tension

Tension on the shelter fabric- is this OK?

cheers,
fred

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question on 04/10/2010 13:06:46 MDT Print View

What if you flipped the pole over and used a mushroom shaped cap like they use over exposed reinforcing steel(rebar)? Like this
caps

Edited by kthompson on 04/10/2010 13:07:47 MDT.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question on 04/10/2010 13:20:09 MDT Print View

I use pacer poles with a MLD Duomid, in the same way as in your photo, and I am quite happy with it as it provides sufficient tension, I have tried the other way with handles on the ground and have been less happy with the setup, especially when a pole jack is used.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question on 04/11/2010 07:47:14 MDT Print View

I use Pacerpoles with my Shangri-La 2. The rubber tips are fitted over the carbide tips and sit in the pole cups with the handles on the ground.

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question on 04/11/2010 09:56:49 MDT Print View

Thanks for all the help, guys.
I should say that I tie the two poles together, so one handle faces up in the apex, and the other is on the ground.
When the wife comes with me I use her pole for the apex.
I've got a Solomid coming for solo trips, so I'll have to see how these poles work in that shelter.
cheers,
fred