Telescopic Flag Poles ?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by scotjimland, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,073
    Likes Received:
    25,780
    Location:
    Suffolk
    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
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  2. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    6,585
    Likes Received:
    13,437
    Location:
    Kettering
    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
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Likes Received:
    34,955
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,073
    Likes Received:
    25,780
    Location:
    Suffolk
    in that case I'll go for 9 mt.. (y)

    can't be outdone by a Burstner owner.. :ROFLMAO:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    5,731
    Likes Received:
    7,937
    Location:
    Nr Watton in Norfolk
    Obviously size does matter!

    Think ours is 7m ... have had 3 flags and spinner on it.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. berni109

    berni109 Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    314
    Location:
    worcester
    Look at carbon fiber fishing poles. Cheap imports from China :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. cruiser

    cruiser Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    3,183
    Likes Received:
    2,959
    Location:
    northampton
    as has been said sprit of air good make of poles.. have to put our m/home flag up.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,800
    Likes Received:
    10,605
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    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.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Likes Received:
    34,955
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Some of us don't need the substitution of a long flag pole :whistle:;):D
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  10. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,075
    Likes Received:
    18,471
    Location:
    notloB
    Must be an old flag :p
     
    • Like it Like it x 5
  11. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,075
    Likes Received:
    18,471
    Location:
    notloB
    There I said it twice so it must be true.:LOL:
     
  12. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    27,394
    Likes Received:
    80,756
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Go for the 9 metre and throw away the top section, its too whippy to fly a 5 by 3 flag (y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  13. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,073
    Likes Received:
    25,780
    Location:
    Suffolk
    had a look. trade only http://www.spiritofair.co.uk/contact.htm

    edit ..oops.. just noticed they are sold on the windrush site
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  14. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    27,394
    Likes Received:
    80,756
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    • Like it Like it x 2
  15. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,800
    Likes Received:
    10,605
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    Just ordered an extension, we live in hope. (y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,073
    Likes Received:
    25,780
    Location:
    Suffolk
    thanks for the idea .. but carbon fiber poles conduct electricity ..:eek:

    . maybe not such a good idea :LOL:
     
  17. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,343
    Likes Received:
    34,955
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Didn't realise you had moved to Derbyshire :whistle:
     
    • Like it Like it x 4
  18. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    29,073
    Likes Received:
    25,780
    Location:
    Suffolk
  19. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,075
    Likes Received:
    18,471
    Location:
    notloB
    Whens it being delivered, in about five years? :eek::LOL:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  20. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,962
    Likes Received:
    23,837
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    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
     
Loading...

Share This Page