EXTENSION for the 12m FG Pole
Of course the very best extension is to replace it with a larger Spiderbeam pole.
- 18m / 60 ft.
- 22m / 72 ft.
- 26m ? 85 ft.
Sometimes this is not financially feesible at the time and an immediate need arises.
There are work-arounds.
Suggestion #1: Use Wood
This document shows how to fabricate a square wood pole to accommodate the Spiderbeam 12m fg pole.
Spiderpole Base Extension.pdf
PDF-Dokument [304.8 KB]
Suggestion #2: Use Army Surplus Fiberglass Tent Poles
This article shows how to use US Army fiberglass 4 ft. tent pole segments to extend the pole.
12m Extended Base.pdf
PDF-Dokument [93.9 KB]
This is best done with 2 people:
- Insert the swaged end of the the first tent pole inside the bottom of the fully extended Spiderpole and push it until it stops. You are left with about 8 to 10 inches of army pole sticking out of the bottom.
- Raise the Spiderpole 4' 8" off the ground and slide another tent pole under it.
- Raise it once again 4' 8" and slide the next tent pole under it.
- This has now extended the pole by 8'.
I have never tried to go any higher than that.