I've only used DCF version so can't compare, but I don't have any issues pitching it to the ground, and with a very taut pitch which managed a 50mph+ storm (weather summary said gusts of up to 70mph) when testing, and 40-50mph winds when I was exposed up pen-y-fan. There's not much flexibility (or I haven't worked it all out yet) but it's enough for my needs since I only really need a low, medium or high pitch. I like that it stays taut through the night. The only issue for me so far is that I haven't mastered the door. It's usually very high and narrow, or low and narrow... both with too much flex, although the wind facing side (back) is rock solid. Takes me about 5-10 minutes to pitch and adjust, depending on my urgency.