OK so I'm new to tarping, and just finished making a 5x8.5 tarp, and was practicing pitches this afternoon by my house. I was able to get a nice low A frame pitch, but I had a hard time getting my half pyramid to look right. It was way too low on the sides, and my feet touched against the walls at any direction I tried to lay. I am about 6'. Here are some pics
The type of pitch I was shooting for would be something like this one on MLD's page
I was thinking maybe instead of staking to the ground, use a length of guylines on the sides maybe?