Apr 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm #1271779
@heyyouLocale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
Ti tent stakes are $1.50 each at myDIYgear.com with free shipping on the stakes. Randy Smith AKA Papa Smurf at Hammock Forums is the seller, says he has 2400 of them. He stocks 3 lengths in each of 3 or 4 diameters so there are ten choices.
I have no connection to him. My very first order is pending.Apr 6, 2011 at 7:47 am #1720862
Thanks, just picked up 10.Apr 6, 2011 at 10:39 am #1720942
The bottoms look flat. Do most ti stakes have flat bottoms?Apr 6, 2011 at 11:06 am #1720956Apr 6, 2011 at 11:39 am #1720980
Hi, PapaSmurf here.
Yes, these do have flat bottoms.
I've seen them offered flat, tapered & pointy.Apr 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm #1721015
Thanks I just ordered some too. Good dealApr 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm #1721021
Why wouldn't you want to have the bottom pointed enough that they will penetrate hard soil?
–B.G.–Apr 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm #1721023
I'm sure he could but it would cost us the end user more. I'm glad they are what they are….great price for some lightweight stakes. I'm eyeing those 3.1 gram onesApr 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm #1721026
I'll taper a few tonight and see if it makes much of a difference. If so, I'll taper the rest.Apr 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm #1721034
Some people like the bottom rounded so that it does not chew a hole in a stake bag. I have some that are sliced off on the bottom, leaving a bottom edge. The best ones have a slightly rounded point. That gives a good compromise of being able to penetrate hard soil, yet it doesn't really chew up the stake bag.
–B.G.–Apr 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm #1721038
So. I'll round a few also.Apr 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm #1721041
Get them about as sharp as the business end of a ballpoint pen. Sharp enough to be pushed into hard soil, but not sharp enough to puncture your skin if it were pushed in.
–B.G.–Apr 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm #1721122
Picked up a set of the 1/8" dia 6" L ones…we'll see how they work
I considered the slightly smaller diameter ones, but figured the slight increase in weight was worth a little better bend resistance.Apr 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm #1721622
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
"Some people like the bottom rounded so that it does not chew a hole in a stake bag."
me.Apr 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm #1721747
Everyone who placed an order today received Ti Stakes with rounded bottoms.
I have added an additional option to purchase these stakes with rounded bottoms for $1.75 each with free shipping.
Thanks for all your feedback.Apr 8, 2011 at 8:59 am #1721930
Can someone recommend which diameter to buy? Right now I'm using REI Tri-Stakes and those have worked out pretty well for me, so I'm looking for similar strength stakes at lighter weight.Apr 8, 2011 at 11:20 am #1722013
All of my standard ones are 1/8 inch in diameter.
–B.G.–Apr 9, 2011 at 8:11 pm #1722599
I picked up 8Apr 11, 2011 at 8:24 am #1723120
Ordered 4 of the 6 inch .118. Thanks for the link!Apr 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm #1723381
I received my stakes today. They look good, can't wait to get them in the groundApr 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm #1723455
Mine came in too! Weight was on spec, right down to the gram…great stuff, thanks!!Apr 12, 2011 at 7:41 am #1723547
Somebody post a pic of the rounded end option? Are they tapered then rounded or just rounded with no taper?Apr 12, 2011 at 8:45 am #1723567
John, they are rounded, no real taper. Less pointy than a ball point pen. Similar to if you took a std flat bottom stake, and just used a dremel to give it a bit of conical shape to the end…but not so much that it actually reaches a point. If this doesn't help, i'll post a picApr 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #1723604
I'll try to shoot a photo or two after I get the existing orders out tonight.
I'll upload them to http://www.mydiygear.com/pages/projects/misc/ti-stakes.phpApr 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm #1723656
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