With supply chain problems, we would like to buy our equipment for The World Games 2022 in the US for delivery to Birmingham, Alabama.
Does anyone know of a company that sells Control Flags that are made in the US?
Thanks in advance, Anne
Honestly, I'd be amazed if control flags have ever been made commercially in the US.
If anybody had them made domestically, I'd guess it would be Gale
(Do you need brand new ones for the event?)
You could likely borrow enough flags from OUSA clubs to run the event.
The flags will need to be new flags with the logo of the event printed on them.
I know ratty old flags of various shades would look more authentic on tv and in photos but what are you going to do.
Perhaps a couple decades ago, I remember someone making control markers for sale in the U.S. It was a small operation, and I now don't remember who it was.
Perhaps that was the Compass Needle?
Another place to check might be Treklite. If they don't currently make control bags, perhaps they could?
I don't think Compass Needle ever made controls, but in any case she's retired. (If she did make controls, it would have been entertaining to have these made by her, because I think the most straightforward way she could have done a logo was via machine embroidery!)
Incidentally I see it’s a free event at the Games.
And it listed under the Trend sports category. https://twg2022.com/sports/orienteering/
Meaning you don't need to buy a ticket to watch, yes?
That above description of orienteering at World Games is weird
Denmark is mentioned 3 (three) times, while say Russia or Finland are not at all, although Denmark is relatively nothing, in comparison.
Maybe Denmark is mentioned because they are the current (defending) champions.
Thanks for all of the input. Currently all three events, Sprint, Middle Distance and Relay are non-ticketed meaning free.