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    I think Brian is suggesting that you attach guy line points at the lower sections, raise the pole as best as possible and then tie off the guy lines for support.

    Though others have been successful with smaller PVC pipes, we switched to a larger diameter (4″ drainpipe) pole section and that greatly reduced the swaying problem you get with the 1″ PVC at lengths greater than 20′.

    It is worth noting that the record length (and I may be wrong) still holds at 38′ on Zealand by Dirtgirl using smaller PVC with multiple guylines. We got an aluminum bottom-loading tripod design up to 39 feet briefly, but it didn’t last long enough to call it a success.