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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Yeah, bent one this weekend . . .
    Don't know if you had this problem but if you bend it a bit too much, don't try to straighten it ... that's when a couple of mine broke. They seem soft but don't take much bending in the opposite direction before the metal fails.

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    These are the stakes I started out with, and don't have any complaints overall. My dog managed to wrap around one with her tieout and bend one up, but other than that I haven't had a problem. I've got a few of these, a few shepherd's hook stakes, and a few Groundhogs - these and the shepherd's hooks are my "loaners."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackPackHiker View Post
    how much do they weigh?
    My scale says 18 grams each.

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    Re: Walmart GroundHog Knockoff

    Yeah I have bent them... My scale showed 16 grams... But whose counting they work, I like the extra length in sandier soil Texas sometimes has..
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    I have both these and the MSR groundhogs. These are a little longer, and not quite as sturdy, but for only $3 for 4 of them, it is hard to beat. I keep a set for my "Spare" tarp.

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    started out with 8 of them.....all have been replaced with groundhogs, they just aren't as tough as the MSR's.......not as much $ either though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Don't know if you had this problem but if you bend it a bit too much, don't try to straighten it ... that's when a couple of mine broke. They seem soft but don't take much bending in the opposite direction before the metal fails.
    $3 for set of 4.
    I did bend one a little and another to about a 45* angle at FH3 in Jan. Just last night, I decided to straighten them. To my satisfaction, I did straighten them. Went very slow and it worked. The bad one still has damage, but at 0.75 cents, I don't mind it a bit.

    I'm sure that it won't take another bend, but it seems strong enough for the short run.
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    2.99 at academy sports. I use them. They are cheap. I have bent a few but they are cheap. I have lost a few but they are cheap. Pretty much disposable IMO. Cant beat the price.

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    i have been thinking of getting a set. im glad this thread came up. ill be picking a set up as im quickly needing more stakes. just yesterday i snapped an abs stake in my back yard the lower half is still in the ground..
    It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!

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