I have used this now for three full seasons. It just looks cool on the beach. You can get it up to a good height by buying a $5.00 12 ft PVC pipe, cut it into 3 pieces, pound into beach near the ends and Viola it's a perfect height.
It is difficult if not impossible to set up on your own. One of the fiberglass poles fractured during a gusty day on the lake. Now you have to be EXTRA careful when setting it up or your digging glass out of your fingers. This last week one of the lines ripped away.
This sunshade is like a hot chick..... nice to look at but way too much work to live with.