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How to Tape Your Flag

Knowing how to tape your flag is one of the most important things that you should learn as a color guard member. Taping is a safeguard that can keep your flag from falling off during practice or even a performance. Step 1: Before you start to tape your flag, don't forget to remove the old tape as much as you possibly can. When all the old tape is off, you are ready to begin taping your flag. Step 2: The tip of the flag is known as a crutch tip; it is crucial that you pay extra care and attention to it when you tape it. Make sure that the crutch tip looks clean and is void of any gaps or loose tape. If you don't ensure that the tape is tightly sticking to your pole, it might start to come off during your practices. Step 3: Once you are ready, make sure in this next step that your silk doesn't wrinkle as you tape the pole. Begin by placing the crutch tip back in your pole and begin to tape the crutch tip to the pole. Be careful to not accidentally tape the silk when you are taping the crutch tip to the pole, as it will make the flag come off. Now that you have finished taping the crutch tip, you can tape the silk to the pole. Step 4: Lastly, you will tape the rest of your pole that you haven't already taped. For this imagine the bottom half of your flag pole divided into three parts, add two small strips of tape to where you would imagine each division to be. By doing this, you have divided each part of your pole into thirds! With that completed, you are officially done! Congratulations! You have just successfully taped your flag! If you're preparing for your next Color Guard Competition, Star Line Baton can equip you with everything you need to succeed. Call us at 931-528-7829 if you have any questions.

Posted: 4/8/2020

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