Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

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Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby adventuremum » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 5:06 pm

Hi
Has anyone advice on using tent poles not trekking poles with Tarp Tent Notch LI?
About to do some bikepacking & my walking poles pretty chunky (really pushed for space) & they weigh 400g+
Would tent poles be less stable than height adjustable walking poles to get tension with TarpTent?
I can order vertical separate poles from Tarptent 114 cm; weight 113 g each = 226g @ AUD $22 (Easton aluminum, shock-corded, fold to 41 cm. Pole diameter 12.4 mm) but they might not arrive in time & postage is AUD $33
Any ideas on where I might get any similar Easton or DAC poles in Oz?
Anyone got any old poles of these specs roughly that they want to sell?
Anyone want anything from Tarp tent & could share postage?
Thanks
Ruth
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Re: Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby Lamont » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 6:13 pm

zpacks. 29cm packed -work a treat. Worthy of consideration.
I like them.
Sorry, tried to delete this -realised you probably want the little spike at the top.
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Re: Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby adventuremum » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 6:43 pm

Hi
Thanks, I'll checkout. I'd prefer spike at top if possible.
Easton's from Tarptent seem much heavier than DAC's on my Exped Mira 1
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Re: Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby Franco » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 7:21 pm

"Easton's from Tarptent seem much heavier than DAC's on my Exped Mira 1"
They are and should be.
The poles of your Mira are 8.5 and 9mm, as you wrote the TT version is 12.4mm.
I would estimate the 12.4 mm poles to be at least twice as strong.
(with Easton the difference between 8 and 9.5 mm is about 30%)
Many pole supported tents work on the poles being able to bend and bounce back.
Shelters that use trekking poles are designed (mostly...) with the idea that the poles will not bend at all.
I can push down and bend a 9mm 1 metre pole with one finger, can't do that with the 12.4 mm poles.
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Re: Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby adventuremum » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 7:39 pm

OK so minimum 12.4 mm for TarpTent Vertical Support Poles
But can you clarify
Would Easton's 114cm be less stable than height adjustable walking poles to get good tension with TarpTent?
Would I be better off using my trekking poles or getting exped length adjustable tarp poles (DAC Featherlite NSL 13 mm TH72M Aluminium, 103g)
Problem is it has rubber caps on both ends, so wouldn't go in tent grommet
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Re: Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby Franco » Mon 15 Apr, 2019 7:53 pm

I prefer an adjustable pole because that is what I use , not so much to adjust the tension (I almost never do that) but to get a high or low set up or when at a slight incline. .
I suspect that it should be easy to remove one of those Exped tips and replace it with something smaller at one end.Not sure what but if I had to I would work something out.
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Re: Poles for TarpTent NotchLI

Postby legend » Tue 07 May, 2019 5:33 pm

Have a look here: https://www.ansco.com.au/Easton-s/4565.htm
They come in various diametres, from 8.4 to 12mm.
Cut them to the size you need
Btw, they are super fast at sending.
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