A connector-weight is a very simple part that adds a lot of functionality to our weaves. Hidden below the base, each piece can be used in a variety of ways:
Connector-weights are powdercoated steel.
- Used as connectors they rigidly connect any number of weave poles you want (typically 12 max)
- Used as weights they make our already stable bases even more unmovable
- Used as side leg extenders they provide even more stability
In the pic below, the screw holes are aligned with the end of a base unit for use as connectors. Another base unit (not pictured) would then be attached immediately to the right of the base unit in the pic.
That's the basics, now for a little math ...
We offer 2 lengths (and weights), as seen in the pic above. The specs are as follows:
- Each short, blue piece (top) is 8" long and weighs about 1.25 pounds
- Each long, textured wheat piece (bottom) is 16" long and weighs about 2.5 pounds
To connect a full set of 12 poles (six 2-pole units), you'll need 5 connectors, which adds 6.25 pounds for the short style, 12.5 pounds for the long style.
For our Competition sets, you can have as many as 17 connector-weights. If they're all the long style, that's an additional 42.5 pounds! And the side legs will be extended from 10" to 18".
The minimum number of connector-weights (5 for 12-pole sets, 2 for 6-pole sets) are included with each set, along with screws and tool.
In the pic below, notice how a connector-weight can be used beneath the end of a 2-pole base unit as a weight.