""I hike 90% in the sierra and for my Hexamid i use 3 vargo ascent V shape ti stakes for the main center and 2 front"
Jason - Out of curiosity, what determines which stakes you use for what purpose? (So three Ti Vargo in the front of the Hexamid, five Ti Shepard in the rear?)"
"I am not Jason but I will answer this."
I am Jason, so I will answer this too.
Yes a.w., I use the 3 v-shape stakes for the front door and 2 front corners. I find that the front door and two front corners are the biggest stress points as they are going against the lean of the trekking poll. If there is significant wind i will just support the stakes with rocks.