The Counterweight has 2 roles on internal halyard flagpoles. It helps keep the rope and retainer ring taught, and it allows the internal halyard or cable assembly/flag arrangement to be lowered with tension. This steel counterweight has a thick plastic coating and dual attachment points. The end of the halyard or cable assembly/flag arrangement attaches to the top the counterweight using a connecting link. The retainer ring attaches to the bottom of the counterweight, also using a connecting link.