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« on: April 17, 2015, 12:16 AM »

Hwo can I easily make a pole for a streamer/windsock ?

I do consider using say 3 sections of skyshark tubes (I have some of them), and one is a bit shorter after an end broke and I cut it off, and with ferules in the center part (like in the LE center piece of a revolution kite).

Teh question is, how do I get something that can hold this 2.5 meter high carbon tube ? That I can get into harder dirt ground ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 04:05 AM »

You could plug the bottom end of the tube with something pointy so that you can shove the pole into the ground....
Or you can use a screwdriver to make a hole first then put your pole into it...

When you use the telescoping fishing poles (what telescoping banner poles were first designed to be) you put a rod into the ground and then slide the telescoping poke over it as the pole is just a tube..
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 07:07 AM »

All the folks I know that don't use poles designed for the purpose use fishing rods _ they work great.  When using a mental rod to set banner poles outdoors what type of rod does anyone recommend?
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 07:43 PM »

Rebar is cheap and effective
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 04:54 AM »

I never use metal as a ground rod for a banner pole... With motion the metal rod will slowly cut away the pole from the inside out unless you cap the top with something like pvc or tool dip...
I use cheap and light wood dowels or fiberglass rods as ground rods.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:08 AM »

I have used rebar wrapped in tape. Revolution just came out with a new pole and stake.  The stake holds a Rev as a banner too. I'll have to pull mine out and take some pics
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