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Old 10 May 2015, 17:37   #1
Country: UK - England
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Hi folks,
I recently bought a polyester, sewn, red ensign to fly from my A frame. The problem is, doing 30kn into 15kn of wind has started to shred it.

Which are the hardest wearing?
What do others have?


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Old 10 May 2015, 22:01   #2
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They all shred. I gave up with expensive ones.I now just use the cheap printed ebay specials if I can be bothered to fly one.

Oddly, my Jolly Roger has stayed intact for years, but it's on thicker fabric than any ensign I've seen. It's almost like thin canvas.
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