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What hide poles people using iv found the pinewood ones to be the strongest and have the longest spike into the ground but as they don’t make them any more I’m after a second hand set or some other poles what you all using ?? 

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hello, Decathlon do some strong one if not some what heavy, the plastic locking gadget does become loose over time but easy to replace, if you search on one of my old posts, making  3 piece hide poles there should be info on where to buy

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Aldi do some line props for about £3..50p, pretty simple to put kick plates on them.  I have half a dozen and they work well and are light and fully adjustable.

A1 decoy stuff is pretty good if your not clever enough to put kick plates on etc.

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I have 2 sets, one made from washing line props which sadly are useless if the ground is hard, the light tubing they use just bends when put under pressure, I have a set from A1 which are pretty good but again in hard ground I struggle to get them in, I started carrying a 2lb hammer and a long chisel to make holes for the poles to go in, when the ground is baked hard.

No problem when the ground is soft, but I need something that's reliable all year round, I have thought of making my own with something a lot stronger but the weight may be a problem so its striking a good balance between strength and weight, and of course cost. so any suggestions would be welcome

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21 minutes ago, lakeside1000 said:

I have 2 sets, one made from washing line props which sadly are useless if the ground is hard, the light tubing they use just bends when put under pressure, I have a set from A1 which are pretty good but again in hard ground I struggle to get them in, I started carrying a 2lb hammer and a long chisel to make holes for the poles to go in, when the ground is baked hard.

No problem when the ground is soft, but I need something that's reliable all year round, I have thought of making my own with something a lot stronger but the weight may be a problem so its striking a good balance between strength and weight, and of course cost. so any suggestions would be welcome

hello, buy some fishing umbrella ground spikes :good:

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I use 4 xtendable washing line poles from B and M ...1pound 50 each...just take plastic plug out the bottom and put in aluminium rod which you can cut and shape with simple tools..put in a couple of pop rivets to hold the spike in...cheap and easily replaceable if they get damaged or need replaced

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