I know the Nite Ize Figure 9's (small plastic model) are successfully used in many situations but last night I experienced all 4 tarp guy-lines disconnecting?
I thought a heavy rain forecast would be a great test of some self tensioning guy lines* with a WildernessLogics BigDaddy...but when I woke up this morning, looked in my backyard, the tarp was flapping all over the place!
It's been raining almost 24 hours and and the lines held throughout the day but I assume in the night hours the wind kicked up and the wet Kelty lines slipped off?? The Figure 9's were still looped to the cord and it could be user error but the 9's are pretty simple to connect.
I normally use prussick or a truckers hitch knot for stake connection so I think I'll continue with that setup. Note one msr needle stake had come out of the ground.
* side note: headchange4u / youngblood DIY self tension guy line method ...clove hitch knot still holding !!