Flagpole Design Options
The Ball Truck replaces the traditional truck and ball finial by combining the function of the truck assembly with the ornamental features of a ball finial. Available in both Internal and External options, these heavy-duty, sealed bearing designs offer Architects, Specifiers and Project Owners a unique and durable truck assembly option.
The Flagpole Store's offering of ornaments is unequaled in the industry for both quality and selection. From heavy-duty Flagpole Balls, a standard on all of our commercial flagpoles, to specialty Balls, Finials, and Eagles. Our Ornaments deliver both aesthestics and unmatched reliability, providing the perfect finishing touch to any flagpole.
Unlike many competitors, all commercial flagpoles from The Flagpole Store include a 1-Piece Aluminum Collar as a standard. 1-Piece and 2-Piece Collars in Spun Aluminum and our industry-exclusive, 1/4″ thick heavy-duty Cast Aluminum designs are available for upgrade and replacement options.
Cleat Cover Assemblies, Halyard Cover Assemblies, and Halyard Security Kits (combining the Cleat and Halyard Covers) provide tamper resistant security for External Halyard flagpoles.
Cone Tapered and Entasis Tapered Flagpoles
The Flagpole Store's standard aluminum flagpoles are designed and manufactured in a Cone Taper. This design consists of a lower, non-tapered portion of the flagpole (length varies by flagpole height) followed by a straight taper which extends to the top of the shaft.
Some schools of architecture hold that a building column…or a flagpole…with a standard conical taper might appear to curve inward when viewed against the light of the sky. To counteract this illusion, early architects devised the technique of curving the taper gently outward to create a pleasing and more nearly perfect appearance. This taper is commonly referred to as an Entasis Taper, and is most widely recognized for it use on columns found on the Parthenon.
An Entasis Taper is available in all Concord American Flagpole standard flagpole designs. Contact Customer Service for additional information.