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by copilot602
Wed May 01, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Re: North Pole Party Shade

The NPPT's are nice because they're light/cheap/sturdy/easy to setup, but they waste a lot of space. 30' footprint for maybe a 15' useable space inside, unless you're laying on the ground. The costco carports feel a lot larger inside to me, although they are heavy as hell and take more effort to se...
by copilot602
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Did this art exist on Playa?
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Did this art exist on Playa?

While on an art car in the wee hours of Sunday morning, I happened upon a piece of art in deep playa. It was a K hole. Seriously. It was a 3-4' diameter hole dug about a foot into the playa with perfectly smooth sides with a perfect lower case san-serif k dug a bit further down. No one else saw it a...
by copilot602
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3555

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

Sorry, demand is NOT the problem! Tickets didn't sell out in two minutes or even two days last year, they sold out in 6 months. The BORG created an artificial demand problem by adding uncertainty to the market with the lottery. By allowing people to buy first come, first serve, but by making the tic...
by copilot602
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4534

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

Until all tickets are non-transferable, scalpers will always game any system, period. So here's a weird thought (puts on my tinfoil hat) I've heard in more than a few places that the BORG believes BM to be unsustainable in the long term, an idea I actually agree with. Is it possible that they are no...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4534

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

@trilobyte, either you are not paying attention or your glasses are tinted a whole lot rosier than most! From BMORGs perspective things have worked great, they sold all their tickets. But for long time Burners and planners who have not received enough tickets to power their camps, this is a disaster...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4534

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

You have to sacrifice something to keep the scalpers out. That sacrifice is the ability to transfer tickets. If you have an extra ticket, you use STEP to sell it back on a sliding scale. The sooner you sell it back, the more you get for it. If you want to gift a ticket, they have to be with you at t...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3555

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

Thanks for the ticket faq.... I should have looked harder. I was expecting some long "Jackrabbit speaks" letter... Q: But this system doesn't really prevent scalpers! They'll just register multiple names and decrease my chances of winning! A: Actually, it does help prevent scalpers from purchasing t...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3555

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

"I told them to just print pictures on the back of the tickets, why didn't they email me back so I could explain how to do that to them?!?" after they released a FAQ which addressed why they didn't go with names on tickets, Could someone please direct me to the faq explaining why they chose the lot...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4534

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

after that what difference does it make since the rest will be spectators it won't change the event one way or another Wow! That is really quite an elitest concept you have there! I can tell you right now that you are wrong. There are plenty of: theme camps, art installations, art cars and art perf...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4534

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

While I am not anti "big camp" I know I also had to camp at J & 8:05 last year and walked past vast swathes of land all week that never got used because they were reserved for big theme camps and created urban sprawl. But that's another issue. Priority is a very touchy problem. While I don't have pr...
by copilot602
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 4534

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

I am reiterating some things already said here but... The lottery system sucks because it creates false scarcity by making people worry that they will not get tickets and therefore encouraging them to game the system, reducing the overall number of tickets. How many people do you know who figured ou...
by copilot602
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Re: North Pole Party Shade

Yea seriously! Pictures of new part please! Has anyone ripped the very top? I had mine set up in the backyard getting ready for regional and apparently some strong winds ripped open the very crown . I just got it back from the tent company , $60.
by copilot602
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951825

Figjam, Noticed the 5 gal bucket next to the box. Is this connected to the main box as a water resevoir? It would be very easy to attach a small hose at the bottom of the box to a spigot coming out of the 5 gallon bucket and then have a handy place to fill and keep more water. Plus the added bonus i...
by copilot602
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Yea I was thinking somebody should fairly easily be able to weld a workable replacement. Top: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5YfiEVWLY1Y/TW00ArgjC7I/AAAAAAAAHC8/XSaWU0wqAMY/s1600/IMG-20110301-00020.jpg Bottom: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q3INSm1RIk8/TW00DOdN0pI/AAAAAAAAHDA/5CafVj2CIXQ/s16...
by copilot602
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Now we just have to figure out how to mold a new piece for you!!! Surely somebody in the community has that skill set!
by copilot602
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951825

So I have been following this thread for awhile now. I actually made the base unit with the MegaFlow 200 Blue LED Silent Fan....but found dissapointing air flow. The Blue LEDs are nice though.... Is there any concensus on the best fan to use? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_99aLj2bgC5M/TUBy3jK94EI/AAAAAAA...
by copilot602
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

I would imagine that they could, being a "tent maker". There are definitely some funky curves to allow the tent to sag rather than be taunt like a normal tent. But hell, if the price is right, I say go for it! I would say your biggest difficulty may be fashioning the crossbars that come off the cent...
by copilot602
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

BTW, Tabula Rasa Mistress, what did you use for the floor mats? I looked into something for the floor and was really sticker-shocked by how much all the flooring options would cost. Looking at your pictuires, I am thinking maybe some thin foam with covers made from cheap sheets might be the way to g...
by copilot602
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Yes. My recomendation is for either 3 units of five or five units of 3. I have 1 unit of 8 and 1 unit of 7 and it is a bit cumbersome to install in the tent. The 5 units might be a little much for set up. There is a string of elastic that runs down the middle to hold them together and they couple at...
by copilot602
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Fur coat pattern?
Replies: 28
Views: 14015

Actually didnt plan on the "monster" fur coat, just kinda came out that way! Old hat or not, I am pretty happy with the finished product. My first Burn was 09 so sorry I couldn't wear it when it was "cool" ;o) One of my buddies bought the fabric for me at the fabric district in L.A. while sending ph...
by copilot602
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Fur coat pattern?
Replies: 28
Views: 14015

Only complaint I have heard about robe patterns is that they dont "attach" well in the front because the collar role is also on the front. I managed to find this pattern and it worked great. It asks for a lot of fabric though! I paid a sweet little old women $100 to make it (not including the fur of...
by copilot602
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Very cool. Sadly my friends took one lousy picture of the tent at the burn so I will just have to take some pics at our next decomp! Has anyone found a good way to close off the meshed openings? I was thinking it would be a great way to keep out the dust. Also, my friends who used it complained that...
by copilot602
Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: North Pole Party Shade Crawl
Replies: 35
Views: 16694

Plaid, I hope it worked out well!

You can find out more about what everyone is doing with their North Pole shade tent here:
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=33810

I just posted some mods I did to mine.
by copilot602
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Well we didnt get to go this year - still no baby!- but I had made some mods to the tent that might interest you. I sent the tent to the playa with some friends and they loved it. The first mod I did was to get tent poles made that could go in a circle around the inside of the tent above the support...
by copilot602
Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Will there be a LIVE Webcam out there this year?
Replies: 62
Views: 9497

where'd the video and audio feed go??? need my burn fix!
by copilot602
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: North Pole Party Shade Crawl
Replies: 35
Views: 16694

if you are looking for a tent, North Pole may have a fewleft! They were keeping them for warranty replacement but since all the tents are out of warranty, they are selling them. This is where I got mine. Call them and they will have it to you in like five days, $130! 1-800-366-1599 in the USA and 1-...
by copilot602
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

So glad that worked out for everyone! I am very bummed, we had to cancel our Burn this year. My wife is preggers but we were supposed to have two months to go as of the Burn. The baby dropped on Tuesday and she is very slightly dilated so now she is on bed-rest till the birth and on zero-fun drugs.....
by copilot602
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

Can someone post the measurements of this thing when it's folded up in the carrying bag? 11" x 11" x 33" And maybe the UPC# from the box? That might help people track it down too... North Pole has maybe 10 tents left! They were keeping them for warranty replacement but since all the tents are out o...
by copilot602
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49235

North Pole 2.0

So I put up the tent and really like it. Came up with an idea to make a 34.5' loop from pvc that would sit above the 3 support pieces and connect to the privacy shade loops. This would push the tent out 1 1/2 feet at that 7 foot height, providing more head room and usable space. I am now attempting ...
by copilot602
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: North Pole Party Shade Crawl
Replies: 35
Views: 16694

had to take down the center pole when the wind hit about 60 mph.
Hell, if that thing could handle 55 mph winds I imagine it will be in better shape than 95% of the tents and shade structures at BM if things get that ugly!

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