Grommets VS Sleeves
Flag Pole Attachment - Grommets VS Sleeve
When it comes to flag to flag pole and whip attachment there are 2 options we offer. Every flag owner has their own preference. We go over the details of each option below.
Grommets are 2 brass holes pounded into the fabric of the flag that allow for easy flag pole attachment. It is recommended to use zip ties or alligator clips to adhere the pole or whip to the flag. This option gives you the most versatility as you do not have to worry about the pole diameter being to large or too small to fit to the flag. LED whip owners often prefer this option as the entire LED whip near the flag is visible opposed to some LEDs being covered by the “sleeve option.”
Sleeve and Ropes
Sleeve and ropes come in 2 different fabrics choices. A strong woven polyester or a heavy duty oxford fabric. Both hold up well, are durable and come in choice of white or black. All sleeves can be customized and cut to accommodate any size pole diameter.
The formula above will allow for a sleeve that fits your pole perfectly. Please indicate your pole diameter thickness in the 'design notes’ section of your order if you want it customized.
If not specified, we put a 1.5 inch sleeve on your custom flags which can accommodate a 7/8's inch pole diameter.
A rope is sewn on the top and bottom of the sleeve so you can fasten the sleeve to the pole and tighten it in place to prevent slippage. However, additional support is suggested such as a stopper, clamp, rubber ring, zip-tie, or even glue to hold the flag in place.
Both sleeve types are very durable options to connect your flag to your whip or flag pole although some have expressed that they do not want to cover up their LED whips with the sleeve so they opt for the grommets instead.