Large pole...?

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Large pole...?

Postby Bluemandrew » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:49 pm

Dirty bastards...

How far down was the pole sunk that the man stood utop in 09?

Also, what have people been successful with as far as a telephone pole like structure? Something only about 15-20 feet tall but relatively sturdy?
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Postby Bob » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:50 pm

Define "structure". Tent? Shade? Ferris wheel? Billboard?

How do you plan on digging holes? How many?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:12 am

That pole was almost free-standing, the Man was simply held up with [s]wires[/s] magic.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby carmatic » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:48 am

isnt the proper term for it called 'guyed' ?

like the wires holding it straight would be called 'guy wires'
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:10 am

there is no excuse for being sexist.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby Bluemandrew » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:47 am

These would be supporting lights. Not a lot of weight, around 30-40 pounds tops.

I don't really want to dig into the playa, I just assumed looking at it that that's how the man was attached.

I had a 40 foot antennae mast last year, shorter sections of that may work but I wanted to see what others have used
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Postby Bluemandrew » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:47 am

oneeyeddick wrote:That pole was almost free-standing, the Man was simply held up with [s]wires[/s] magic.


How does one acquire said magic
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Postby carmatic » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:24 am

a search for 'guy wire' brings up some pretty specific results
examples:
outdoor store
weather station supplies
antenna dealer
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Postby Victorian » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:29 am

I did a search and found guy wire injuries.... :cry:

http://www.cobravolleyball.com/Injury.jpeg
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Postby carmatic » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:56 am

i almost blinded myself just now , was sipping a drink with a straw, held it too close to my face, tried to look down and almost shoved the straw into my eye... missed by a fraction of a fraction of an inch

its a good thing nothing went wrong with the guy wire setup that was used at burning man last year...
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Postby Bluemandrew » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:17 pm

carmatic wrote:a search for 'guy wire' brings up some pretty specific results
examples:
outdoor store
weather station supplies
antenna dealer


Yes but I don't need info on that, I want to know the magic!
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Postby Bob » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:24 pm

Antenna sections would be easier to rig IMO, eg with screw-in ground anchors and 5/16" wire rope.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:27 pm

The proper phrase is "ten-foot."
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