Originally Posted by HowieE
Some ZipDee have a clutch lock at the forward end of the awing. This clutch lock is operated by what looks like a trigger folded in against the awing barrel. To release it you put your pull pole in the hole at the upper end of the trigger and pull it out about 20 degrees. Once released the awing should unroll by pulling on the pull strap.
The clutches that Howie refers to are called Z-locks. There are usually 2 one on each end of the roller. The rear one locks the spring and the front locks the roller tube.