So I bought an 8'6"x8'6" funky forest tarp off Mikeinfhaz and I was messing around with one of my old tent poles and came up with this interesting pitch. It keeps my tarp SUPER taught and opens it up while at least seemingly increasing coverage. Sorry the pictures are a bit fuzzy. The option I picked on my camera had a long exposure and my hands were a bit shaky, but I think you can get the idea of how the system works.
Edit: After thinking about it though I am worried about the extra tie outs. They aren't reinforced like the corners....think the stitching can hold up to being staked down?