Telescopic Flag Poles ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I bought my last one at a show, but it has long since went to the bin.. snapped in a high wind..

    I won't be at a show in the near future but there are plenty on ebay ..

    Two questions for the flag pole experts..

    What is the optimal height.. I was thinking 6 mts

    and is there a good or preferred make.. ?

    I was looking at this one ..
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BROOKITE-...t=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item338ee6618b
     
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    Spirit of Air ones are good. They seem to be a fair bit stronger and better made than the cheaper alternatives.

    We had a cheaper 9m one that we bought at a festival but managed to break it - probably overloaded as it had 2 5x3 flags and 2 spinners on it :D

    6m is probably plenty high enough really. I think I'll more than likely go for that size next time.

    http://www.windrushflags.com/spirit-of-air-telescopic-windsock-poles-41-c.asp
     
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    I can't remember offhand whether ours is 5m or 6m but it seems plenty long enough. I don't know enough about them to comment on quality of one over another.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    in that case I'll go for 9 mt.. (y)

    can't be outdone by a Burstner owner.. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Obviously size does matter!

    Think ours is 7m ... have had 3 flags and spinner on it.
     
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    Look at carbon fiber fishing poles. Cheap imports from China :)
     
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    as has been said sprit of air good make of poles.. have to put our m/home flag up.
     
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    Our 7m pole came from one of the exhibitors at Peterborough, either Hizakite or the other lot whose name escapes me, we fly 3 flags including a trophy laden Man Utd :LOL:, seems plenty long enough.
     
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    Some of us don't need the substitution of a long flag pole :whistle:;):D
     
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    Must be an old flag :p
     
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    There I said it twice so it must be true.:LOL:
     
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    Go for the 9 metre and throw away the top section, its too whippy to fly a 5 by 3 flag (y)
     
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    had a look. trade only http://www.spiritofair.co.uk/contact.htm

    edit ..oops.. just noticed they are sold on the windrush site
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks for the idea .. but carbon fiber poles conduct electricity ..:eek:

    . maybe not such a good idea :LOL:
     
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    Didn't realise you had moved to Derbyshire :whistle:
     
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    Whens it being delivered, in about five years? :eek::LOL:
     
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    Have to agree here..
    We have had a fair few over the years,,, The last one bought was a Breeze and it has been the only one that has never snapped
    We still have two, but one is made up out of all the odds and sods left over from the cheaper poles bought. The Breeze is just so much better
     
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