This is an aluminum internal halyard wire-core rope Flagpole. This Flagpole has a flagged windspeed of 120+ mph and an unflagged windspeed of 315 mph when flying the included 2.33' x 4.5' MIL SPEC U.S. Flag.
Internal halyard Flagpoles have many advantages including a 360-degree turning pulley truck which keeps your U.S. Flag flying perfectly in any direction wind.
Internal halyard Flagpoles also have a locking access door for added security. I think this is absolutely key in today's world. Locking Flagpoles are no different then securing anything of intrinsic value.
This ApexFlags.com 20-foot internal wire-core rope halyard Flagpole also comes with a large gold leaf copper Ball. Gold Leaf Balls keep thier gold color over the years. Standard anodized aluminum Balls are flimsy, and fade overtime into a beer can silver; and bend also.
The purpose of a Flagpole Ball is to prevent Flag flopping. This is where the Flag receives an updraft and literally flops over the top of the Flagpole. The Ball aids in the Flag sliding right off. Flimsy aluminum Ball can often bend the "spindle", and even break off your Flagpole ball.
This 20' internal wire-core rope halyard Flagpole is what you want. The perfect flying Flag. Gold Leaf Ball, 2.33' x 4.5' MIL SPEC U.S. Flag, and piece of mind of a locking door to prevent unauthorized lowering of your Flag. All with a good windspeed rating of 120+.
For most of us, this is the perfect U.S. Flagpole if you live in a Hurricane, Typhoon, or Cyclone zone.
Many clients wonder if they should get an internal rope halyard with cleat Flagpole like this 20-footer on this page, or an internal wire-cable Flagpole with a winch. Here is the reality.
For any Flagpole under 40-feet tall ApexFlags.com recommends internal wire core rope cleat halyards, they are less expensive and do the job perfectly. For Flagpoles over 40-feet tall, then we recommend internal winch halyard Flagpoles. You want a winch once your go over 40-feet due to the weight of the Flag and counter-weight to be raised.
Once you get into large 10-foot hoist high or higher Flags then you'll want the winch to help raise and lower your Flag. But no doubt, external and also internal rope halyard Flagpoles are a whole lot more fun to raise the U.S. Flag, then with a winch.