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Tyler

Tyler

Though it is true that the 14 is not quite as strong as the 18 it is quite strong and being smaller in size it sheds the wind well. I have not heard or seen photos of a any of our dome that were well staked out being crushed by winds at BM. I would like to see the images you have seen (please send me the URL – thanks).

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

On Jan 23, 2011

Hello
My wife and I are trying to decide what we are going to sleep in for Burning Man this year. We are interested in your 14′ Playa Dome but it states that it is not one of the strongest of your domes. I assume that it is because of the geometry of the design. If guy wires are added and it is sufficiently staked down, do you foresee a problem with using a 14′ on the Playa? I know one can never be sure about the weather conditions there, but I would appreciate any insight you might have. I have seen some images of you Playa domes crushed by the wind at BM and I just don’t want that to happen to us.

Also, how tall is the door?

Thanks
Tyler


Boy! I am not sure what to make of that dome. Looks to me that they did not have a full set of poles and set it up all twisted and distorted. Without a full set of poles it is impossible to support the domes cover or gain the strength that our domes are know for.
Even with a few poles missing the dome will fail. Each pole locks and supports the others.
Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

Oh right, the link.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_j4__fYnYwQs/RvHmo5p0rDI/AAAAAAAAA68/Z9xjB_BTLsY/IMG_0607.JPG

Sorry about that.
7 feet tall would be plenty. I am only 5’7″ and my wife isn’t any taller. 18′ wide would work for Burning man, but it’s a bit much for other festivals.

Thanks,
Tyler

On Jan 23, 2011

Hi Tyler

If you intended to send a photo I could not find one. The URL would be best for me since I could find out better what might have happened.

As to head room: keep in mind that the 14 has a height of 7′ only in the middle of the dome. The 18 feels like twice the space with a height of 9′.

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

On Jan 23, 2011

Thanks for the quick reply. Here is the picture I saw online. I don’t even know if this is one if your domes, if it was set up correctly, or if a truck ran it over. We are searching for the best shelter for our needs and have always liked the openness and head room of a dome.

Thanks,
Tyler

On Jan 23, 2011

Tyler

Though it is true that the 14 is not quite as strong as the 18 it is quite strong and being smaller in size it sheds the wind well. I have not heard or seen photos of a any of our dome that were well staked out being crushed by winds at BM. I would like to see the images you have seen (please send me the URL – thanks).

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

On Jan 23, 2011

Hello
My wife and I are trying to decide what we are going to sleep in for Burning Man this year. We are interested in your 14′ Playa Dome but it states that it is not one of the strongest of your domes. I assume that it is because of the geometry of the design. If guy wires are added and it is sufficiently staked down, do you foresee a problem with using a 14′ on the Playa? I know one can never be sure about the weather conditions there, but I would appreciate any insight you might have. I have seen some images of you Playa domes crushed by the wind at BM and I just don’t want that to happen to us.

Also, how tall is the door?

Thanks
Tyler

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