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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:48 PM   #1
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Light Tent - how do you fold?

I purchased a light tent on ebay. One of those that pops up like a windshield cover.

It certainly popped up and seems to be of nice quality given the price.

Only one question . . . how do you get it folded back to the small package it arrived as?
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Old November 30th, 2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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You have to do this sort of figure 8 maneuver. Hold the tent in each hand and twist your wrists in opposite directions (one toward your body, one away from your body) simultaneously. The same time your twisting your wrists, fold each arm toward each other, crossing wrists. Easier done than said.
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Old December 1st, 2004, 10:51 AM   #3
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It turns out that it is not that easy.

The frame is made of 4 circles of spring steel, the front, back, top and bottom all sewn into the fabric of the tent. But the sides don't have those rings. So, while looking at the tent (for the thousandth time), it became apparent that I could fold it flat if I pushed against the top-front edge. So now I have a flat piece that sort of looks like two layers of fabric rings in a figure 8. Once flat, I could then fold it once more along the seam where the two circles join (between to 0's in the 8) and now I have 4 layers of fabric rings all laying next to each other.

Now the standard old twist will collapse the whole thing into the smaller circle that will fit in the carrying bag.

Hope I can do it again!
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