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What To Look For In An Telescoping Flagpole

Telescoping flagpoles consist of poles made from aluminum tubes with different diameters that slide into each other. Each section is raised to its highest point and locked into place best telescoping flagpole. Telescoping flagpoles are free from ropes that could tangle, wear, or bang against the pole during windy conditions. They can be made in heights from six to thirty-five foot. Telescoping flagpoles are more durable than one-piece poles due to their tapered effect.

You should consider three factors when looking for a Telescoping Pole: tubing size; locking systems; and spring assistance. The largest diameters of the strongest telescoping flagpoles will be those that are larger than their height. Compare flagpoles that are the same height by looking for the largest section of tubing. Wall thickness (or thickness of the pole) has some relationship to strength but not as much as pole diameter.

Because most manufacturers have a patent, locking systems can vary between manufacturers. You want a system that is both self-indexing/self-locking. If each section is raised, it will automatically be guided into the locking position. The locking system should not be friction- or expansion-based. Look for a lock system with minimal to no moving parts in order to reduce the possibility of a broken lock. The manufacturer should offer a spring assistance system. For smaller flagpoles, the spring assistance system makes assembly easy. However, for flagpoles with over twenty feet of height, the spring help is required because pole weights can vary between twelve and twenty pounds.