Felice has been having a hard time putting our EZ UP, up. The instructions helpfully show two people deploying it. Unfortunately she usually sets it up on her own.
Turning some acetal plastic...
Pressed into the end of a piece of conduit.
And the other end.
By pushing up on the middle of the EZ Up, the shelter deploys. Certainly not optimal but hey.
With the pole holding up the center it's a simple matter for Felice to snap each corner into place. A piece of broom stick probably would work just as well.