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Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:49 am
by Bearbonesnorm
Anyone doing their best to follow the lightweight shelter thread may recall Reg asking about a pole to replace his stupidly heavy (73g) existing one. Ever the glutton for punishment I said I've have a go and this is the result. I do know that I could have gone lighter but I felt there was no point in simply chasing a number if the end result wasn't fit for purpose. It still had to fuction as the old one did, otherwise you might as well not take one at all.

Anyway, reducing wall thickness and using external spigots has resulted in a reduction of around 1/3 in weight - 110cm over all, in 4 sections, 48g.

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Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:18 pm
by redefined_cycles
How much it costing?? How much does reg tarp weigh in at??

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 pm
by MuddyPete
^That is such a good name for a product line. :-bd

Is "RegTarp" a trademark, too? :lol:

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:02 pm
by middleagedmadness
redefined_cycles wrote: How much does reg tarp weigh in at??
Think it weighs in around 195g had a conversation with him at the winter event ,he had a custom tarp made by trekker tent and wanted it in at less than 200g,I'm all for making things lighter shafiq ( bank balance included) but I refuse to pay for a saving of a couple hundred grams unless it's needed when my bare bike comes in at over 13kg and me in at 90kg .I don't /can't race so as long as it's a comfy ride and everything performs as it should I don't mind the extra few hundred grams ,like me it seems that your pretty new to this so I wouldn't make everything about weight ,you can easily leave stuff out of your kit to save those few hundred grams ,reg has been at it a while and believe me there's not much more he can whittle down,( except that silly tent he brought to the winter Bivi :lol: )

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:05 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
How much it costing?
I'm swapping it for a packet of Spangles and a cuddle of his panda :-bd

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:21 pm
by middleagedmadness
Arghhhhhhhhh ,(salviates) spangles ,the sweet time almost forgot :-bd

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:24 pm
by redefined_cycles
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
How much it costing?
:lol: :lol: I'm swapping it for a packet of Spangles and a cuddle of his panda :-bd
Aha.. I'm definitely too young for that. I do remember when cigs was less than 80p a pack of 10 though.

How much for normal civilised folk and is the one I'm having built at the 85g mark :-bd

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:05 pm
by RIP
Well I don't think I've ever had such a public discussion about my pole! Still, that looks fantastic Stu. Thank you for, er, rising to the occasion and having a go at the World's Lightest Shelter Pole. Obviously at my age I'll be taking every opportunity I can to stick my pole up wherever it's welcome. And probably a lot of places where it isn't. I can indulge these occasional flights of fancy/madness because notice I never turn up in any of those 'I've just splurged on smashing bike X or lovely bike part Y' threads :wink:. Thank you again Stuart!

PS. Spangles eh... hmm...

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:53 pm
by belugabob
middleagedmadness wrote:Arghhhhhhhhh ,(salviates) spangles ,the sweet time almost forgot :-bd
Darn you - I now need more therapy to forget the time I (for some reason) put a whole packet of cola spangles in my mouth at once

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:58 am
by BigdummySteve
I bought one of these with my new shiny tarp
https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... pole-p4185

It’s a three section which saves weight on the spigots but is obviously not as packable. Hopefully I can strap it to a frame tube otherwise I’ll have to use my tangle, in that case it’s a rather unimpressive 450g :shock:

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:27 am
by ScotRoutes
That'll be the one I got with my Lunar Solo. Thinner than the BB pole, so lighter, but will flex (quite alarmingly at times) under duress. Mine is carried in my Revelate Saltyroll/Harness.

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 am
by Bearbonesnorm
I bought one of these with my new shiny tarp
Give me a shout when you want a proper one :wink:

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:54 am
by BigdummySteve
Yes definitely not as burly as my BB one, not sure if I’d trust it in a proper storm.

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 am
by BigdummySteve
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 am
I bought one of these with my new shiny tarp
Give me a shout when you want a proper one :wink:
I’ll probably get you to make me an extension, I use my BB pole to prop open the tarp style door on the tent. I expect to Use the tarp if it’s nice enough to have the door open.

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:27 am
by ScotRoutes
BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:54 am
Yes definitely not as burly as my BB one, not sure if I’d trust it in a proper storm.
Metalheart can confirm that mine has survived some arduous conditions.

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:28 am
by Bearbonesnorm
Are you using carbon or alloy Colin?

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:32 am
by ScotRoutes
The Easton Carbon one. I weighed it - 53g.

My biggest issue with it is trying to get a decent tension in the Lunar Solo when it's a bit windy. Tighten everything up too much and the pole just bends. I guess that might actually be saving the tent and guying points from a bit of stress though.

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am
by restlessshawn
ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:32 am
The Easton Carbon one. I weighed it - 53g.

My biggest issue with it is trying to get a decent tension in the Lunar Solo when it's a bit windy. Tighten everything up too much and the pole just bends. I guess that might actually be saving the tent and guying points from a bit of stress though.
I've got the same pole and it's never been a problem. I was surprised how flexy it was when I got it but then have never really thought about it since.

Re: Reg's new pole.

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 pm
by BigdummySteve
This thread got me singing ‘A Day in in the life’ by the Beatles, I’ve now realised it’s holes not poles.
The damage is done.