Carbon Fiber Poles
specializes in light weight, high strength carbon fiber tent
poles that reduce pole weights often by half that of aluminum.
In addition to replacement
tent poles, these poles have also been used effectively for stage
design, 3D sculptures, tradeshow displays and many different types of
292 is a .292" outside diameter carbon fiber tube that has become Fibraplex's
standard for designer and replacement tent poles because of its ability
to best match stiffness and flexibility of comparable aluminum poles.
Fibrapole poles are made by table rolling bundles of resin impregnated
carbon fiber filament around a mandrel in layers for a 32" length
tube. When cured, a protective gloss coat of polyurethane is applied
Poles can be cut and connected together using ferrules to achieve any
desired pole length.
A ferrule is a connector that joins one pole section to another. There
are various types of ferrules, both internal and external. Fibraplex
uses an internal ferrule made of a 4" smaller diameter carbon fiber
section of tube. The ferrule is bonded inside a Fibrapole 292 leaving 2"
exposed to be inserted into the next pole section. The internal ferrule allows the poles to slip through tent
fabrics without snagging.
tips are available to match those found on many manufactured tents.
straight tips are common in pocketed tents. Some require a bored
Straight Tip to seat on a pin connector. Fibraplex Straight Tips are
1/2" in length and should be included in the overall pole length when
Another common tip style is the grommet tip, also known as a Locking Tip
(shown below). Locking
Tips are 3/4" in length and should not be included in the overall length
of the poles.
pole sets are shock corded with 3/32" cord. Designers can also choose
1/8" and 1/16" cord, available by the foot.
Fibraplex pole calculator is a tool to help you figure out how poles can
be assembled. All you need to know is your pole length and the type of
tip required and the pole calculator will give you the rest.
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