Tipi Stake Setback

Tipi Stake Setback

Postby jigstick » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:56 pm

My 16 man Tipi should arrive this Thursday. And I'm a little confused on exactly how to go about pitching it. Ive watched a few YouTube videos, but they are as clear as mud.

Most videos say to stake 4 corners tight. Then pull out the other loops, move in 6in, and stake.

What is considered the "four corners"? Do I stake both sides of the doors?

I'm confused. Can somebody help explain to me where to start, how much to measure in, etc?
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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby kevin_t » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:51 pm

Ok stake one zipper , then pull the other zipper out to natural taughtness then set it back the desired distance . The the sides are pulled to where the fabric starts to have tension and then set back. After that insert the pole , and make sure the 4 sides have equal tension then stake the rest out taught . It's simple but hard to articulate . Perhaps there is a better way than a video to articulate it

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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby MontanaMarine » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:36 pm

There's a video here, along with setback distances:

https://seekoutside.com/howto/


Once you do it a time or two it's pretty simple. I do the zipper-to-zipper setback without measuring by doubling the distance from the stake loop to the upper guyout when it is just taut. Seems to work on the 6 and 12 person.



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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby Dirtydan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Way easier to take the center pole while assembled and mark one of the holes at the desired radius. Set a center stake and measure off of that point in an "x" placing stakes at the marked location. Hook to those stakes and raise your pole. Then simply stake out the remaining stakes. A perfect pitch every time. One of these days I should do a video and post it.
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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby johnnieyost » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:57 pm

Dirtydan wrote:Way easier to take the center pole while assembled and mark one of the holes at the desired radius. Set a center stake and measure off of that point in an "x" placing stakes at the marked location. Hook to those stakes and raise your pole. Then simply stake out the remaining stakes. A perfect pitch every time. One of these days I should do a video and post it.



I'd love to see a video on this because the possibility of getting perfect pitch every time would be great but I don't understand these directions.
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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby kevin_t » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:03 pm

Another simple way is to just take some cordage or the pole and cut it to 10.5 ft , or mark the pole for 10.5 feet. Then either use to pole to measure distance from center or use the cordage cut to 10.5 feet and measure from center and stake it. Do that for all 4 corners and put the pole in to tension and stake out the rest of the tent.

We need to update the video to include more methods. It is on our list, we just have to find a way to present it best

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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby wileywapiti » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:19 am

Kevin,

I'm curious to why/how you came up with 10.5ft for the distance for the 16man. The height of the 16man is 11.5, so are you subtracting 1 foot? The reason I ask, is because I have the 12 man and I'm trying to figure out the distance I would need for that size, this seems like a much easier and more uniform way to pitch the tipi.
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Re: Tipi Stake Setback

Postby wileywapiti » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:05 pm

wileywapiti wrote:Kevin,

I'm curious to why/how you came up with 10.5ft for the distance for the 16man. The height of the 16man is 11.5, so are you subtracting 1 foot? The reason I ask, is because I have the 12 man and I'm trying to figure out the distance I would need for that size, this seems like a much easier and more uniform way to pitch the tipi.



Please disregard this post, I'm an idiot. I know how you came to the 10.5ft. I would have deleted the post, but obviously I'm an idiot at that also....
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