I'm just getting started at outdoor art fairs, and I got some Propanels and some of their canopy hooks. The hooks allow you to attach the Propanels to the framework of your canopy. I'll have weights on the legs of the canopy, and it seemed to me that also adding the 140 lbs. or so of Propanels would help stabilize the canopy a bit further. I figured that if the canopy blows over, the Propanels would go anyway, so they might as well be attached together.
Now, however, I'm beginning to wonder if it's a good idea. I'm concerned that my canopy might take a little hop in the wind despite the weight. If it hops when attached to the panels, the panels will go over (or at least everything displayed on them is likely to fall off), whereas if the canopy and the Propanels aren't connected together there might not be any real problem. Has anyone used the canopy hooks, and have anything good/bad to say about them?
BTW, one of my Propanels arrived damaged (although useable), even though the box was intact. I called them and they immediately sent me a new panel and told me just to keep the damaged one. I was very impressed with their service.