Cone Tapered and Entasis Tapered Flagpoles
Concord American Flagpole’s standard aluminum flagpoles are designed and manufactured in a Cone Taper. This design consists of a lower, non-tapered portion of the flagpole (length varies by flagpole height) followed by a straight taper which extends to the top of the shaft.
Some schools of architecture hold that a building column…or a flagpole…with a standard conical taper might appear to curve inward when viewed against the light of the sky. To counteract this illusion, early architects devised the technique of curving the taper gently outward to create a pleasing and more nearly perfect appearance. This taper is commonly referred to as an Entasis Taper, and is most widely recognized for it use on columns found on the Parthenon.
An Entasis Taper is available in all Concord American Flagpole standard flagpole designs. Contact Customer Service for additional information.