Are Telescopic Flag Poles Your Perfect Companion for Flying Flags At Camping Events and Shows?
When it comes to camping events and shows, few things can rival the visual impact of a proudly waving flag plus you can find your way back to the van! So whether it’s an event flag, a national flag, or something from our unique collections, flagpoles are the perfect way to make your presence known. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of telescopic flag poles, answering questions like, “Are telescopic flag poles good?” and “How do you fit a flag on a telescopic pole?” We’ll also address concerns about stability, wind , and more. Let’s dive in and discover why telescopic flag poles are a great choice for your camping and festival needs!
Are Telescopic Flag Poles Good?
Telescopic flag poles have gained immense popularity, and for good reason. These versatile flagpoles, often made of glass fiber, offer a multitude of advantages that make them a top choice for camping events and shows. Their compact design and ease of setup, relatively cheap in cost, along with their durability and flexibility, make them an excellent option for anyone looking to display a flag with minimal hassle.
How Do You Fit a Flag on a Telescopic Pole?
Fitting a flag onto a telescopic pole is a straightforward process. All of our flags with grommets that can be easily attached to the poles via ball bungees or other means (we have written a guide you might find useful on this subject Click Here. Extend the pole to it’s full height, giving a little quarter turn as the pole get thinner on each section and we have found a little quarter turn helps “lock it in place”. Avoid fixing your flags to the upper most section, we suggest coming down to the join of sections 1 and 2 as the top is very whippy. Most telescopic flagpoles are designed with user-friendly features, making flag attachment a breeze.
How Do I Keep My Telescope Flagpole Upright?
MAGIC! Lots of telling it please stand please stand…….Sorry I jest! The best way is with a stake, we only sell 6m – 9m poles here at IMPACT FLAGS so we sell Super Stakes, these are 20mm solid fibre glass poles and around 1m in length. Simply hammer the stake (pointy end into the ground) and give it a good hit around 15 – 20 times with a rubber mallet, (if you use a metal hammer you can damage the end as it is glass fibre)When the stake is in the ground, take the end cap off your erected pole with flags already attached and simply drop it onto the super stake. This now means you have around 1m of protection inside the flag pole which will help it in the wind and reduce the pressure on the pole and your flag pole is standing proud and showing off your collection of flags all purchased from Impact Flags of course 😉 . Also if the wind picks up at 3am, and you have got that elbow in the ribs to say you need to take the flags down, it is simple to lift off the super stake and lay the flag pole on the floor (yes I have been there!!!)
Can I Put Lights On My Flag Pole?
You most certainly can! We stock 4 different types of flag pole lights at Impact Flags, 3 sets of strips at 5m lengths. Illumin8 which has 75 effects Chameleon which has 366 effects, both of these are 12v and Gecko which also boasts 366 effects and our new Glow Bugs which is 10m long and app controlled both Gecko and our Glow Bugs are USB powered. Our flag pole are easily fixed attached to a flag pole, by either velcro straps or something soft like insulating tape. Check out our page on flag pole lights, for more information.
How Many Flags Can I Get On A Telescopic Flag Pole?
Probably one of our most asked questions at a show! It all depends on how windy it is! If the winds are 15 – 20mph which is about ideal conditions. 3 on a 6m 4 on a 7m 5 on an 8m /9m but it is a how long is a piece of string question really – remember 9m up in the sky from where you are is a lot windier than down on the floor, so a bit of common sense really. If it is bending too much take a flag down or you could damage it. Generally, most telescopic flagpoles can withstand winds of up to 20-25 miles per hour although we have had them out in more. However, exceeding these wind limits can lead to bending or even snapping.
Should a Flagpole Sway in the Wind?
Yes you will get some swaying or bend of the pole in the wind is entirely normal for flagpoles. In fact, a little sway is a sign of flexibility and can prevent the flagpole from snapping in strong gusts. However, excessive swaying can be a cause for concern and may indicate instability.
Telescopic flag poles, are a fantastic choice for camping events and shows. By understanding how to properly set up and maintain your flagpole, along with using a super stake for added stability, you can enjoy your outdoor events with confidence. So, grab your flag, your flag pole lights, bungees and set up your telescopic flagpole, and let your flags wave proudly in the wind.