I'm tired of using POS flag poles and am looking for input.
I've tried rotating aluminum ones. The flag still gets twisted, the painted ball at the top becomes discolored, and the plastic clips degrade and fail.
I'm flying a 3'x5' flag. Expected flag pole length 6'-7'. The existing one is 6', but 6 and a half or 7' would allow the flag to easily clear my house and gutter downspouts.
I am trying to determine if I'm better off using a light weight wood flag pole, that's either painted or marine grade wood finish.
I'm also considering using metal rotating swivels, such as these.
To be clear on my questions:
1. Has anyone used the swivels shown in the photo? If so, feedback is welcome and/or alternative suggestions are appreciated.
2. I'm seeking suggestions on flag pole material, whether it's wood, copper pipe, or another aluminum pole. I assume weight has to be taken into consideration so as to avoid overloading the mounting bracket.