I am really tired of straightening out bent titanium shepherd hook stakes, that also don't hold very well. These Rakaia states aren't that much heavier, but are much much stronger and have much better holding power. I ordered a set of 6" and 7" stakes. When I received my shipment, the box only contained the 6" stakes. I contacted Rakaia with the problem and I had the 7" stakes just two days later. Everyone screws up once in a while. The measure is how you dealt with it. Can't ask for better. I then ordered two more sets of 6" stakes to upgrade another tent. Great product. Great service! Tip: Put a couple of drops of super glue on the stake pull cord knots and they will never ever come loose.