Flags / flagposts

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Flags / flagposts

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Hi All,
I'm going to my first ever GP this month and was after advice regarding flags and flagposts.
I have seen plenty of telescopic and intrepid poles (6m is probably what I am looking for) on ebay etc. Has anyone got any experience with these? How do you secure them on a stand? It's pretty obvious when you're at a festival and you stick in into the ground but what do you do on a grand stand??
What else would you need to secure a flag? Duct tape, strings (can you take scissors in?).

Many thanks in advance.
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Duct Tape onto the grandstand itself. Just one thing about flags... it sucks when they block the view so DON'T DO THAT!
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When I went to Silverstone back in 2011, I just draped my big McLaren flag around me. Then waved it like mad whenever Lewis or Jenson did something exciting :D
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If your at the very front of the grandstand you can fasten it on the front bit, same if your at the back. I was at the back but forgot o take something to fasten it on with. I did Lew's trick and waved like mad when Lewis came by. Had to stop when the racing started though because it was attached to a pole and was hitting people.
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racechick wrote:Had to stop when the racing started though because it was attached to a pole and was hitting people.


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racechick wrote:If your at the very front of the grandstand you can fasten it on the front bit, same if your at the back. I was at the back but forgot o take something to fasten it on with. I did Lew's trick and waved like mad when Lewis came by. Had to stop when the racing started though because it was attached to a pole and was hitting people.

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Mine is too big, and never thought about hanging it over the front of the stand to keep it out of everyone's way but I'll do that next time.
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I'm rather fancying one of those giant poles for next time. I've already been searching and planning what to put on it :D
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Mine'll be something for DiResta, it's a 12ft saltire.
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Thanks everyone :)