We were in a show where a major storm came in... One Show Off was picked up by the wind - carried upside down and landed on it's top in the middle of the aisle about 10 spaces from it's original location. It had a bent rafter pole (easy fix) Top was in perfect condition. The rest looked like Freddie Kruger had a field day on the canopy tops... We had a Show Off - had a broken corner where it was tied to a tree and twisted (minor replacement part). Every Show Off that rode out that storm was up and running - tops were in great shape. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. Cheryl
Same thing happened to us last year. A storm came in and the cheap canopies as well as a new Craft Hut were destroyed. But like you, my old KD Canopy flipped upside down and when I got there on Sunday morning it looked like a puppy with it's legs up in the air wanting his belly scratched. So I just uprighted it and put it back in the space. And like you, all I had was a minor bent leg, which I straightened out right there.
That was the only time in over 23 years I had it that it flipped. It pulled out 3 dog screws, so the wind must have been blowing pretty good.
So there are indeed other great brands of canopies.