This is an internal wire-cable winch halyard Typhoon Flagpole exclusively from ApexFlags.com. This Typhoon Flagpole has a Flagged windspeed rating of 150+ mph. The unflagged windspeed is 255.
As it relates to the indispensable U.S. Flag and emergency preparedness -- fly nylon Flags. The reason is that nylon can be seen so much further than polyester 2; when nylon is backlit from the sun; even a small nylon Flag can be seen for 10's of miles by the trained eye.
Nylon material "glows" red and white. And add waving to the mix; and you and your distress signal will be seen by professionals. But not if your Flagpole was knocked down during the event.
So if you absolutely want to make sure your Flagpole has the best chance of surviving a major weather event; then get this ApexFlags Typhoon Flagpole. And fly a nylon Flag like the included 5' x 9.5' MIL SPEC U.S. "Storm" Flag
The ApexFlags.com internal halyard Typhoon Flagpole line is only second to external halyard Tornado Flagpole line. This is because external halyard Flagpoles have fewer parts of hardware to fail when put under extreme stress.
Additionally; the external halyard Flagpole is a much more stable Flag flying platform in major winds. While internal halyard Flagpoles might fly the "perfect" Flags in standard conditions; they don't do so in very high winds.
See the picture to the left. That is an internal halyard Flagpole in a slight to major wind. See how it is "luffing". This luffing is caused by the unstable nature of internal halyard Flagpoles in high winds. Unstable because the halyard is not a complete loop to the cleat, but "counter-weighted. This counter-weight wants to climb up the Flagpole in heavy winds.
But with external halyard Flagpoles, the halyard loop is complete; and the completed halyard loop, if taught and secured to the cleat, is the most stable platform in high and sever winds.
Simple as that. So simple that we have an entire ApexFlags.com Flagpole Division dedicated to Flagpoles supply, but also research and design.
Please contact us with any questions - Flagpoles@ApexFlags.com.
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