These stands were developed by the O-Store keeping in mind that we want light weight, easy-to-carry, space efficient stands with 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 and tangling themselves up as you carry them through the forest to and from the control sites. Control flags are typically looped over the bracket, and are held in place by the SI control. Post is 89 cm (35 inches) tall. Total weight of one set of 10 is 2 kg.
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 sets, 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.
Build your own starter kit! Choose your flags - 15 or 30 cm flags, and for the 30 cm flags, choose whether you wish to them to have a blue diagonal stripe (very much preferred by those with colour-blindness). Choose your quantity of flags and punches, in increments of 10. The basic kit comes with 200 punch cards and you can choose to add more as desired. You can also choose to add some simple hooks for convenient hanging of flags.
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.
The O-Store has two sizes of permanent control markers to offer - 10 cm (4 inches) or 5 cm (2 inches) square. These high quality vinyl markers with UV resistant paint are good for training areas or schools. They come with a hole in the middle of each edge for nailing or tying to a post or tree.
These flag stands were designed with the youngest orienteers and kids programs in mind! With options at approximately 30 cm and approximately 85 cm tall, these are great for kids programs so that youngsters can see the top. Put a sticker on the top plate to make your control description more exciting; order posts with one hook and hang a flag or a basket to put treats in; or order posts with two hooks and hang both flag and basket; use them indoors by putting them inside an orange cone.