I think relying on down pressure on a angled awning is asking for disaster. I know with the caravan awning, I can have that angled down at about 30+ degrees and the wind will still get under it and try to lift it.Yeah. I can't understand why it needs a pole to essentially hold it up. Its the guy rope that's keeping the thing stable? Maybe there really can be THAT much down pressure.
Good luck with the 30 second awning.