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Teardrop Flags - Review Guide

Updated on February 1, 2011

History of Teardrop Flags

Teardrop flags are a popular and creative way to advertise a message. They can be easily customized to promote products, organizations, or companies.

Teardrop flags were first spotted in California around used car lots. An innovative salesman first handcrafted a couple using a flexible plastic pole and some nylon cloth with an embossed message.

Flag manufacturers quickly picked up on the idea and a new revolution was born. The typical teardrop flag will be anywhere from 5 to 20 feet tall with a few additional feet for the pole.

The flags are easily moved around and many manufactures also sell a large rubber donut that can be placed around the base and filled with water to give additional support for the flag in windy conditions.

Types of Teardrop Flags

Teardrop flags are available in different heights and sizes. They can be either single sided or dual sided. Varieties include bow flags, flex flags, blade flags, dolphin flags, and feather flags.

The teardrop flag major characteristic is flexing the top of the pole and holding it bent with part of the material. This keeps the flag at a full tension during gusts of wind. The result is an easy to read message during windy weather.

The most common material is a nylon or rubber mesh imprinted with your message. This makes the flag quick and easy to clean with a water hose.

Teardrop flags are best purchased in lots of a dozen or more to get the best prices. While a single flag will cost over $200, a dozen flags will usually about a $100 less per flag.


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