Lately ramdom thought of tents designs have been dancing through my mind. Has anyone thought of updating the vernerable Timberline with silnylon and carbon fiber poles. Because the frame uses straight poles under light compression from shot cords, it would seem ideally suited to carbon fiber, which, if I understand correctly, doesn't really like to be bent. By switching to lighter materials, downsizing, and dropping the back end, I would think you could create a much lighter tent but with all the good characteristic of the Timberline. Anybody interested in mocking up such a design?
If I wouldn't eat it at home, why would I want to eat it on the trail?