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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Bamboo Frames on 03/08/2013 18:38:45 MST Print View

I thought this discussion of bamboo frames at Kitebuilder might be of interest to some of you.


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Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Bamboo Frames on 03/09/2013 07:52:16 MST Print View

Daryl -- are you going to use bamboo instead of CF on your next backpack?

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: Bamboo Frames on 03/09/2013 08:57:08 MST Print View

"are you going to use bamboo instead of CF on your next backpack"

I might but have no plans, currently, to do so.

It would be one of those "just for fun" projects to see how it works. The carbon fiber tubing frames work so well there is no practical incentive for me to go the bamboo route.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Re: Bamboo Frames on 03/12/2013 00:14:11 MDT Print View

Interesting... thanks.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Bamboo Frames on 03/12/2013 06:51:11 MDT Print View

Fjallraven is using wood stays in their packs now. They say much better carbon footprint than aluminum.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: Bamboo Frames on 03/12/2013 07:20:46 MDT Print View

"much better carbon footprint than aluminum"

And I assume a much better carbon footprint than carbon tubing.

By the way, a female friend of mine once called me "Mr Fussypants". Maybe we are related?