Thanks for the continued business and support.
The stakes are 7" long after bending which is the perfect size. They are short enough where they don't take up a ton of room but long enough to actually work. This new batch is more like 7.3 grams since I used .127" rod rather then .125" like last time. So the stakes are a bit stronger..
As far as design changes go. I changed the design a while ago for a number of reasons. The main reason was I found the hook to be more functional then the closed eye especially when you have a loop tied on to the end of your cord. The new design fixed that issue and due to the small hook and tight bends the stake will still not turn around on you under tension. Its really the same design as before, except I don't finish off the last bend.
Quite a few people now own both styles and so far everyone that has reported back have told me they like the new design better : )