I have a paintball feild and we are going to incorporate Flags into Capture the flag games like 1 side is Russia and the other is America and both sides ...
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I have a paintball feild and we are going to incorporate Flags into Capture the flag games like 1 side is Russia and the other is America and both sides have to try to capture the others flag and bring it back to there land... now the question is what size flag pole should i use so that people could pick it up and run with it easy... and what would be the appropriate flag dimensions so that the flags do not touch the ground when the flag pole is inserted into the ground thanks for your help
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Since you're wanting to place the Flags in "harm's way" with paintballs flying every which way, I suggest that you use solid colored flags that don't represent any "real" country. With solid colored flags you won't be "disrespecting" any country's flag, including our own. You could have your "Capture The Flag" teams seperated into the "RED Team" and the "BLUE Team", or any other colors of flags that you can find.
An additional benefit to using solid colored flags that don't represent any "real" countries, is that you won't have to worry about them touching the ground. Let's face it, with players grabbing them and running with them while ducking and dodging and trying to NOT get hit by paintballs, the flags are going to be dropped... a LOT !!!
You'll want your flagpoles to be at least a little taller than the lengths of your flags and relatively easy to carry. The smallest and easiest way (and cheapest!) is that you could staple 2'x2' bandanas onto 4' or 5' poles or even broom handles or mop handles. If you wanted to use real flags then you'd be looking at using ones that are 12"x18", 18"x24", 24"x36" (2'x3'), or 3'x5'. You don't necessarily have to "plant" the flagpoles in the ground, especially if they are short ones. You can use something underneath them to elevate them to a more competitive "grabbing" level. If nothing else, you could use concrete pier blocks as flagpole holders. Pier blocks have a 1" hole that is 3" or 4" deep to put the flagpole into.
I hope this helps!
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