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rookiedad
08-25-2010, 07:44 AM
what style of easy up are most competitiors using? thanks.

gitrdone564
08-25-2010, 07:50 AM
I'm not sure what other teams are using so we'll defer to the vets here but our team bought 2 of the 199.99 ones at Sam's Club.

We've used them in our practice runs and they really are EZ. They'll get their first comp run this weekend.

Anchors Smokeshop
08-25-2010, 08:01 AM
Most teams use a standard 10' x 10' EZ Up. Some teams will get them with the sidewalls for privacy.

Sledneck
08-25-2010, 08:12 AM
i like this one by caravan http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10012416&search=caravan&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=caravan&Ntt=caravan&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial


free shipping and the frame is steel unlike the lightweight aluminun one they sell in the store which bends real easy in the wind

SmokinOkie
08-25-2010, 08:53 AM
I have two of the heavy duty aluminum versions and they've stood up to the wind for about 5 years now. Before that I had two different sets of the $199 cheaper metal (steel) versions that just didn't last. Last one in an EZ Up race (aka Wind).

Really depends on how much you'll be using them and in what conditions.

This is a link to the E Z Up Direct for the Eclipse II Aluminum

http://www.ezupdirect.com/ezup-instant-shelters/eclipse2-aluminum.php

billm
08-25-2010, 09:28 AM
i like this one by caravan http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10012416&search=caravan&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=caravan&Ntt=caravan&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial


free shipping and the frame is steel unlike the lightweight aluminun one they sell in the store which bends real easy in the wind
agreed - still using mine after 6-7 years with a lot of use ..

Rich Parker
08-25-2010, 12:15 PM
I use the $200 model from Sam's.

Make sure you always stake it down even on nice calm days!!!


If not they will fly like a kite.:becky::becky:

NeoTrout
08-25-2010, 12:19 PM
i like this one by caravan http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10012416&search=caravan&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=caravan&Ntt=caravan&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial


free shipping and the frame is steel unlike the lightweight aluminun one they sell in the store which bends real easy in the wind

+1 :cool:

PimpSmoke
08-25-2010, 02:44 PM
Surprisingly, (I say that since I'm poor, so not really) I have an off brand called "First Up" I got at Wally's I think on sale for 69 bucks. I bought it figuring if I get two good uses out of it it'll have paid for itself. 2 seasons later and its still going strong, in fact it survived one nasty storm this weekend.

ZILLA
08-25-2010, 03:01 PM
Caravan Encore. This is the best made small canopy.

E Mellow
08-25-2010, 03:14 PM
Caravan Classic 10x10 is a nice weight and one man operation
King Goliath 20x10 is mich heavier and takes 2+ people but the size is great
both of those are durable and easy to use

person favorite is an EZUP EclipseII but man those are high priced (use one at work but not at comps)

HawgHeaven
08-25-2010, 03:43 PM
I have two EZ-Up 10x10 tents, both with the side wall and awning kit. They are very sturdy and are holding up well.

DawgPhan
08-25-2010, 03:52 PM
Surprisingly, (I say that since I'm poor, so not really) I have an off brand called "First Up" I got at Wally's I think on sale for 69 bucks. I bought it figuring if I get two good uses out of it it'll have paid for itself. 2 seasons later and its still going strong, in fact it survived one nasty storm this weekend.
same here..I have been using mine for a while now and I have set of sides for both of them and they are holding up fairly well..a little worn, but for the money you can't beat em. I always watch for sales @ WW and pick one up if they are less than $99.

sharks_guy
08-25-2010, 03:58 PM
same here..I have been using mine for a while now and I have set of sides for both of them and they are holding up fairly well..a little worn, but for the money you can't beat em. I always watch for sales @ WW and pick one up if they are less than $99.

Went though my first run with mine this last weekend. Overall I was impressed. The legs are a bit thinner than the EZ UP, so I am not sure how long they will last, but it did well for me.

FYI, Walmart online just dropped these to $80, so this is a pretty good deal.

beerguy
08-25-2010, 04:15 PM
Got mine at BJ's 3 years ago. I think its called Enterprise II, $199. Its done well.

Gerrit_Boys
08-25-2010, 09:41 PM
My buddy has a KD Kanopy 10x20 aluminum deal that weighs about the same as my 10x10 EZ-Up. His canopy has flown and lived. I stake the heck out of mine cuz I'm afraid of kites. It's an Eclipse II steel version.

rookiedad
08-26-2010, 08:43 AM
thanks all for this great info.!

dgassaway
08-27-2010, 11:32 AM
i like this one by caravan http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10012416&search=caravan&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=caravan&Ntt=caravan&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial


free shipping and the frame is steel unlike the lightweight aluminun one they sell in the store which bends real easy in the wind


We use 2 of these steel framed Caravans and PVC pipe filled with concrete for weight (not an option around here). They set up easy and have worked out very well.

Bones
08-27-2010, 11:46 AM
If you buy them at sports authorty you can get insurance on it. Covers everything. Just a thought.