These stands aware developed by the O-Store keeping in mind that we want light weight, easy-to-carry, space efficient, and an option to have the pin punch attached to the post. They are made from light-weight aluminum , and have a SPORTident bracket attached. There is an option to have the back-up pin punch permanently mounted underneath the plastic bracket, avoiding the need to have punches dangling from flags, tangling themselves up as you carry them through the forest to the control sites. Control flags are typically looped over the bracket, and are held in place by the SI control. Post is 89cm (35inches) tall. Total weight of one set of 10 is 2 kg.
Light-weight (220g). Easy to carry. Flexible -- other stands have metal posts that get bent by enthusiastic orienteers, this one will right itself. Price includes small SI bracket. Please contact me for more information. Note -- does not include flag or backup paper punch. Click on picture for bigger image.
These punch cards conform to the standard Orienteering layout and are printed on weatherproof and tear-proof Tyvek. They are for use with either the Vavrys or Silva orienteering punches. Comes in packs of 100 Control Punch cards.
Silva punches are sold in set of 10. There are two pattern set, series A and series B. Punches come with a cord to attach them to a flag, and also with holes in the base to permantly attach them to an orienteering control post.
Orienteering punches. These come in sets of 10, and are available in three patterns sets: A, B or C. Click on the pattern images below for a larger view. Punches come with an attached string so they can be easily hung from flags. Please note that these punches are not made to withstand the weather for multiple years. While some organizations do purchase them for permanent courses and leave them out, we find that the punches need to be replaced after one or two years.
The O-Store has 3 options in competition size orienteering flags. Silva flags have a reflective diagonal stripe - great for night orienteering. Vavrys flags have the option of a blue diagonal stripe to aid colour blind orienteers. All three flags meet IOF standards.