What diameter are wooden jump poles usually, and what length?

Cash

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As title, looking to buy some poles cheap off the internet and wondering what size in order for them to be suitable for showjumps. Thanks :)
 

noblesteed

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SJ poles are 4" diameter and 8 or 10' long.

Last summer I bought some poles from a sawmill, they come in 12' lengths and I paid about £3 each for them. You can buy them 3" or 4" dia and I actually bought the 3" diameter ones as they are lighter so carry around and so better for use at home.
They were already weathered and I coated them in undercoat then gloss, I had great fun painting the stripes on!
I would definitely recommend doing that as it is far cheaper and you can choose your colours!
This summer I intend to have a go at making planks.
 

OneInAMillion

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4 inches and nearly always 12 foot

the ones we use at home are 3 inches and 6 foot! not only are they much cheaper but it has taught me to be more accurate and FH knocks a lot less down now!
 
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