This umbrella seems to pivot very easily with just a push against the side of the pole, or a tug on the canopy, so you can move it around in a full circle, and direct the shade wherever you want it, whenever you need it.
However, in wind, the large canopy tends to act like a sail, and rotate by itself, and it is not easy to tighten the base ring enough to keep it in one position. You will need to talk to the company if you have a problem with this; I have suggested to another owner he might use fishing line to tie the top of the pole to something solid to keep it in one position. You might have other good ideas ... It is a wonderful umbrella, well made, and gives a lot of shade.
2 years, 7 months ago