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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Tim and Olle's homebuilds
« Last post by Deuce on October 14, 2020, 04:14:01 PM »
Hopefully they can post more info and tips.

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BigWalls Forum / Re: pioneering North Face Big Wall
« Last post by Deuce on October 12, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
Note:  Xaver and my foray onto the North side of Great Trango for the upper half of the route was probably the biggest northern facing big wall ascent at the time (pure big wall style).  We really didn't know if it would be possible to be without sun at high altitude on a big wall, though we did get a few minutes of sun in the morning and also late in the day.  That portion of the wall was over 2200' (about half of our route).

The ascent of the North Face of Nameless a few years later was longer (>1000m), with the route entirely on the northern facing wall, so that was a pioneering effort as well.
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: Portaledge FRAME MATERIALS
« Last post by Deuce on October 12, 2020, 07:06:06 PM »
olle posted on Wiki:

 A good source for higher grade alum could be companies in experimentel aircraft component supply.
In Sweden we have this:
http://www.arigoteknik.se/english.htm
They have imperial, American made high quality tubes in grade 6061-T6 and 2024-T3.
They should also be able to cut the 12’ tubes down to get lower shipping costs.
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: "Max" benders from China--pics
« Last post by Deuce on October 06, 2020, 12:14:24 AM »
No, you really need to correct size bender for each diameter tube.  25mm works in 1” bending die, so slight variation is ok, but I think you will get kinks if you try to bend 20mm tube in a 25mm bending die.
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: Sourcing fabric in Australia
« Last post by NeNi on September 30, 2020, 03:17:08 PM »
Mr Middendorf, do you use this fabric below on the portaledge beds?
Cheers

https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/cordura/products/1000d-cordura
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: "Max" benders from China--pics
« Last post by NeNi on September 29, 2020, 06:48:21 PM »
Can bend 20mm tube with a 25mm (radius 80)or even 32mm (radius 100)  bender tool?
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: SIMPLEST DIY PORTALEDGE Frame, Bed, Suspension, and Fly
« Last post by Deuce on September 29, 2020, 03:06:42 AM »
Simple suspension video:  https://youtu.be/xhTg5v8spcM
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: SIMPLEST DIY PORTALEDGE Frame, Bed, Suspension, and Fly
« Last post by Deuce on September 29, 2020, 01:49:15 AM »
A mid-fin design might work better--simple to sew fin, than to seam tape/hem center openings, perhaps better distribution of load too.  Frame supports generally better than fabric supports, but with 4 corner frame supports, and 2 center fin supports, might be a good hybrid.

see pic.
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PORTALEDGE DIY HOMEBUILD INFO / Re: SIMPLEST DIY PORTALEDGE FRAME
« Last post by Deuce on September 29, 2020, 01:46:34 AM »
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