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Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
MYOG Carbon Fiber stakes on 03/22/2011 12:01:37 MDT Print View

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Henk Smees
(theflyingdutchman) - MLife

Locale: Spanish Mountains
Impressive - would you sell?? on 03/22/2011 12:13:38 MDT Print View

These stakes really look good - I have no comments (to improve) other then: "Would you consider selling these and if so, how much????

tim hower
(jeepcachr) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
carbon stakes on 03/22/2011 12:19:27 MDT Print View

Not to take away from the OP especially if he is considering producing them but ti-goat sells these.
http://www.titaniumgoat.com/stakes.html

I have no affiliation to them nor have I ordered from them.

Henk Smees
(theflyingdutchman) - MLife

Locale: Spanish Mountains
I know on 03/22/2011 12:34:30 MDT Print View

Hi Tim,

I know Tigoat sell these stakes, but...... they're heavier. That's why I asked. I can always compare prices (if he decides to produce/sell his stakes).

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: Impressive - would you sell?? on 03/22/2011 12:48:57 MDT Print View

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will sawyer
(wjsawyer) - F

Locale: Connecticut
Re: MYOG Carbon Fiber stakes on 03/22/2011 14:57:44 MDT Print View

Dustin, at that price, i'll definitely be watching this thread in hopes that you start selling some.

-Will

Mark Fowler
(KramRelwof) - MLife

Locale: Namadgi
Weight of Ti Goat pegs on 03/22/2011 15:46:02 MDT Print View

Your stakes look good but are very similar to the Ti Goat pegs which weight 7g for the short and 9g for the long on my scales (1 gram units). They also have an aluminium head rather than a plastic which may explain the slight increase in weight.

Did you make the carbon tube or buy it?

Edited by KramRelwof on 03/22/2011 15:48:51 MDT.

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: Weight of Ti Goat pegs on 03/22/2011 17:20:33 MDT Print View

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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Question for Dustin on 03/22/2011 20:47:10 MDT Print View

Dustin,

I like your stakes. Nice job. I agree with you on the holding power of them. They are my current favorite stakes and the ones I use.

I've made similar ones and also purchased some from Ti-Goat. In fact several years ago I sent pics of mine to Ti-Goat and suggested that they add a head to theirs and use the aluminum points for the sharp end. When they first started selling them they had no head and were very difficult to pull out of the ground and had a beveled pointy end. You are already up to speed on those items.

Here's my question. With the ones I made and the ones I bought from Ti-Goat (older nylon heads, not aluminum) I find that the heads come off sometimes if I pull hard on them. Have you found an adhesive that keeps the heads secure? The nylon head seems to resist reliable glueing. Perhaps that's part of the reason Ti-Goat switched to aluminum?

Daryl

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: Question for Dustin on 03/22/2011 20:59:24 MDT Print View

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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Dustin Comment on 03/22/2011 22:32:06 MDT Print View

Dustin,

Cool. That's good news on the adhesive.

I understand that you would want to keep the adhesive info under wraps......in case you want to make and sell them. I'd rather buy them than make them so I have no need for the info.

This stuff is just a hobby for me and I'm pleased to see products evolve.

Daryl

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Question for Dustin on 03/22/2011 23:38:23 MDT Print View

> The nylon head seems to resist reliable glueing.
You need a glue rated for plastics. Plenty of them around - start with Loctite.

Cheers

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Rocky soil? on 03/23/2011 09:24:02 MDT Print View

Any one have experience with this "type" of stake in rocky soil? A lot of my hiking is in the Sierra's were the soil tends to be a mix of crumbled granite, granite rocks and the occasional dirt.

Snyder: Nice job, I may PM you soon if anyone can answer my question.

Edited by stingray4540 on 03/23/2011 09:25:12 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Rocky soil? on 03/23/2011 13:02:56 MDT Print View

"Any one have experience with this "type" of stake in rocky soil?"

Yep. And I confess pounding them in with a big rock. Relentlessly, until they are solid.
So I've destroyed the nylon heads, and separated the aluminum tips. Then I moved on to Easton Aluminum. But truth be told, those heads will also come off as a result of hammering.

So, be gentle my friend.

[Ya, I know - "lighten up with the rock" - but at dark-thirty and time running out, I'm looking for a big rock.]

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Big Rock on 03/23/2011 13:24:56 MDT Print View

I too have resorted to big rocks at times.

One time, with a "I'm freezing to death and must get this tent up" gusto I carried a really big rock over to a partially inserted stake and found, much to my pleasure, that it inserted that stake into the ground as if it was being pushed by a hydraulic press. No pounding needed.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Another Carbon Fiber Stake Source on 04/03/2011 15:52:14 MDT Print View

Here's another carbon fiber stake source. Looks like they used externally fitting caps on the stakes.

stakes

Edited by lyrad1 on 04/03/2011 16:33:36 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Rocky soil? on 04/03/2011 16:11:18 MDT Print View

> experience with this "type" of stake in rocky soil?
That's where I prefer a Ti wire stake. And if there are that many rocks around, I can pile a few onto the stake as well.

Cheers

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: MYOG Carbon Fiber stakes on 05/13/2011 08:55:48 MDT Print View

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J P
(jpovs) - F - M
Re: Re: MYOG Carbon Fiber stakes on 05/13/2011 12:54:37 MDT Print View

Is that the 6" that the weight should be around 4 grams? Also what is the diameter of the shaft?

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Re: MYOG Carbon Fiber stakes on 05/13/2011 15:48:56 MDT Print View

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