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    Sean, think about how much wind pull there is on a big flag on a really windy day. It bends the fiberglass pole way over.
    After that, do you really think your skinny ass is going to break the pole?
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    Who knows? I sure don't.

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    They are the store at the bottom of my hill , when I go there later for foods I will hang without the saddle to check friction with three or four different material sling selections

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    I don't know how much gust-force there is, and what size flag we are talking. I'm one to stack odds in my favor. Don't know what size Dave is, either. I'm guessing most serious skiers are fit.
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    Personally.... I'm look in my forward to the pictures of game day.

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    Way to go taking care of your local.

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    How's it mounted? No way to just unbolt it from a flange in the ground or pull it out of a sleeve that's sunk in the ground?

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    Nope not this one ... Have seen that setup before though. Easy , bring it down for any reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    Wut?
    ... Usually two pieces of Steel I Beam anchored securely with a space between them to mount the pole vertical w two hold bolts. Remove one of the bolts and it becomes a hinge at the base

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    So it seems I can grip the thing with slings and rope , that's good. Completely misjudged the sway on that windy day , the top does move around pretty good. Have the customer's new line and will give it a try.

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    Been on rain and wind delay , watched some videos of Flagpole work (all different setups , went from very clever and easy down all the way to clunky , slow , and very stupid), gave me time to think and rig smart with the gear I have. Feel good about my gear and setup I have put together now anyways when I go.