Originally Posted by K0m4
Great idea! This needs to be tried.
Two questions for different weather conditions though:
How does it hold up in strong winds? Especially when it's a bit chaotic and gusty?
And did you ever try it out in winter? Looks like the tarp can collect a bunch of snow pulled out that way - and a bit more difficult to get it off just by poking at the tarp.
Although I haven't tried these in heavy winds or snow, I can't imagine them performing any differently than the traditional cordage-only pullouts.
Even with the cordage-only pullouts I have to knock snow off every couple hours in serious snow. I'm assuming you'd have to do the same with these.