1. Remove the telescopic pole from the flag by just detaching the Velcro that hold the flag and pole together.

 

2. Pull both ends of the pole to full length. Slightly tug it to keep all the sections full extended. 

3. You may tape the joints of each section with a soft electrical tape if you do not plan to shrink the poles for easy storage and transport. You can purchase the 1/2″ electrical tape from any hardware store. Choose one this is thin and soft.

 4. Re-attach the pole back into the flag with re-usable velcro