This page is set up for you so
that you can gain more knowledge about the small,
irritating, and sometimes down right awful
experiences that you may have while in colorguard.
Our tips and tricks can help...
- Fix Sailing
- Fix flags that
- Design your Own
- Learn the
Tricks to Cutting out Flags
Tips for Weapon Repair
Sails happen when your flag wraps around itself,
usually when you're changing direction. The
best way to fix a sailing flag is simply to
inconspicuously pull it down when you're in a
place that won't be easily seen.
Silk Rolling usually happens when you're doing a
drop spin. Because you're spinning the flag
it rolls around the pole. The best way to
fix this is as follows : As you're doing the drop
spin, pinch the silk that is closest to the loop
part (the loop that the pole goes through).
Just pinch it between your thumb and finger (as
you're doing the drop spin. This will
best prevent the silk from rolling around the
When designing a flag, a good process to use is,
buying a box of Crayolas. Draw multiple
outlines of your flag design. Try different
color pallets with your crayons. This will
give you a better idea of what your flag will look
like. Plus, you can show all the different
combinations to the rest of the members and get
their feedback. You can also design on the
computer using Paint and Photoshop.
If you're having trouble coming
up with a design in general, look at some Band
Redraw your design onto a large poster board that
is the final size of the flag you want.
Label each section with a number. Cut out
the shapes of your design along the lines you
drew. Take these pieces, place them on top
of the desired fabric color, and use it as a
pattern to cut your shapes out of the fabric.
For actually cutting the fabric
you can use either Scissors, an Exacto Knife, or a
Soldering Iron. When tracing the
pieces of posterboard the exacto knife and solding
iron work the best. The advantage of the
soldering iron is that it singes the ends of the
fabric so it won't fray. However, the
soldering iron gets very hot, so it can be
dangerous. Also, the iron can melt the
fabric to the posterboard, so you have to be
careful when removing it from the posterboard.
When your Rifle breaks, it's often cheaper to
repair it than replace it. To piece your
rifle back together you need a few repair items:
Carpenter's (or Wood) Glue, Strapping Tape or
Electrical Tape, and some wood screws.
Put some wood glue in the break
of the rifle, then place it back together.
Wrap some Strapping tape around it a few times.
Then, drill a small hole and insert a wood screw
or two, depending on the severity of the repair.
Once the screw (s) are in, wrap some more
strapping tape around it and then follow with some
electrical tape. Give the glue a day to dry
and your rifle will be as good as new.