Anyone ever try using some kind of "retractable" cord system, something like those key holders you attach to your belt or those swipe-card holders that those of us in corporate hell have to use?
My biggest problem I have is with the stake down cords for my ENO Dryfly, as it takes forever to set up and take down with 6 tie down points plus the ridgeline, if you take the time to figure-eight each line to keep it neat. I was thinking it would be really nice to have some kind of self retracting cord so that once the ridgeline is up, I can just clip on to the stakes, extend, secure, and tighten as needed. Then, the reverse for take down, and not have to spend so much time on "cord management".
I don't think retractable will work. It takes me less than 2 minutes to figure 8 my lines and another 30 seconds and its in the stuff sack. Pretty fast and simple, I think