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Unread postby gna479 » Tue Mar 3, 2015 10:01:10 am

So now that I have my 2015 membership kit and the sweet flag that comes with it, I want to be sure I can wave it at matches! The CLink website says hollow 1/2 inch pvc, no more than 3 1/2 feet in length is acceptable at matches. Did I understand that correctly? I was thinking of using several shorter lengths of pvc and pvc fittings so I can break it down for easy transport to and from matches.

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Unread postby BHollis316 » Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:03:41 pm

Yeah, I would go nothing more than 1/2" pvc (anything more than that can get heavier, especially in the wind and rain).

Honestly, I haven't had a problem bringing in two full size two poles (5 feet in length each) but you never know who you run into at the gates. A good idea I've seen is that you split each pvc into two and screw them in with fittings once getting past the gates and into the stadium.
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:08:52 pm

BHollis316 wrote:Yeah, I would go nothing more than 1/2" pvc (anything more than that can get heavier, especially in the wind and rain).

Honestly, I haven't had a problem bringing in two full size two poles (5 feet in length each) but you never know who you run into at the gates. A good idea I've seen is that you split each pvc into two and screw them in with fittings once getting past the gates and into the stadium.


well said.

1/2 pvc at home depot comes in 10 ft sticks for less than 1$. This is the way to go. when waving either hold the flag to pole with one hand and use other hand to wave the end of pole.

Or you can also get velcro and apply to the inside of flag pocket and to the outside rim of the pole.
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:11:02 pm

gna479 wrote:So now that I have my 2015 membership kit and the sweet flag that comes with it, I want to be sure I can wave it at matches! The CLink website says hollow 1/2 inch pvc, no more than 3 1/2 feet in length is acceptable at matches. Did I understand that correctly? I was thinking of using several shorter lengths of pvc and pvc fittings so I can break it down for easy transport to and from matches.

Any and all Pro-tips are appreciated!


a 3.5 ft pole is perfect for these flags, single piece.
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Unread postby JesseSFC » Tue Mar 3, 2015 12:28:36 pm

gna479 wrote:So now that I have my 2015 membership kit and the sweet flag that comes with it, I want to be sure I can wave it at matches! The CLink website says hollow 1/2 inch pvc, no more than 3 1/2 feet in length is acceptable at matches. Did I understand that correctly? I was thinking of using several shorter lengths of pvc and pvc fittings so I can break it down for easy transport to and from matches.

Any and all Pro-tips are appreciated!



the only issue with adding poles to fitting is you now have a weak point, if you wave it to hard/fast this could break hurting someone. If anything if you are not in GA stick with what the Stadium allows.
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Unread postby mayaeyah » Wed Mar 4, 2015 10:27:48 am

We'll be providing poles for membership flags along with the two-poles so you don't have to bring your own in. Look for them in the camera wells in 123 and 121.
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Wed Mar 4, 2015 12:47:41 pm

we are looking into providing poles for GA sections only. If you are outside of that, please view stadium policy and prepare your flag and pole on your own in accordance with that policy. Thanks.
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Unread postby BHollis316 » Wed Mar 4, 2015 12:53:36 pm

FuzzyForeigner wrote:we are looking into providing poles for GA sections only. If you are outside of that, please view stadium policy and prepare your flag and pole on your own in accordance with that policy. Thanks.

Would you like me to prepare a bundle for Upper ECS and leave it with tifo? I will have around 5-7 two-poles I bring each game for the upper section and I know of a few others who bring flags/two-poles as well.
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Wed Mar 4, 2015 3:40:24 pm

BHollis316 wrote:
FuzzyForeigner wrote:we are looking into providing poles for GA sections only. If you are outside of that, please view stadium policy and prepare your flag and pole on your own in accordance with that policy. Thanks.

Would you like me to prepare a bundle for Upper ECS and leave it with tifo? I will have around 5-7 two-poles I bring each game for the upper section and I know of a few others who bring flags/two-poles as well.


thanks but that is ok.
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Unread postby gna479 » Thu Mar 5, 2015 12:08:04 am

Thanks for the advice on poles construction, in general. I will be in GA, but always good info to know. I will likely put together my own flag pole just for the experience.
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Unread postby Ultra666 » Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:17:55 am

I foresee many smacked heads in GA this season. :lol:
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Unread postby FuzzyForeigner » Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:10:01 am

gna479 wrote:Thanks for the advice on poles construction, in general. I will be in GA, but always good info to know. I will likely put together my own flag pole just for the experience.


im preparing an article on this very subject with photos. Should be up sometime in march.
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Unread postby Llarian » Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:37:28 am

Do not stick flags down pants....
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Unread postby gna479 » Thu Mar 5, 2015 9:48:31 am

FuzzyForeigner wrote:
gna479 wrote:Thanks for the advice on poles construction, in general. I will be in GA, but always good info to know. I will likely put together my own flag pole just for the experience.


im preparing an article on this very subject with photos. Should be up sometime in march.


Oh, nice! "Supporter 101" :-D
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Unread postby joshmaher » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:53:57 am

I'm in 113 and the clink policy explicitly says flags are allowed in GA yet doesn't explicitly say flags are allowed outside of GA. thinking of past matches I rarely see flags outside of GA (more banners). Can anyone confirm they've had good experiences bringing in regulation (3.5' X 1/2" poles) for a regulation sized flag? I have a pole, an ECS flag, and would prefer to keep it after the match.
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